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Make automata and moving toys. Robert Race  Enjoy creative play with simple mechanisms and a range of materials as you learn to design and make your own moving toys and automata. Starting with a basic moving toy you explore the materials available, including wood, string, plastic, driftwood and other reclaimed or recycled objects. https://www.westdean.org.uk/CollegeChannel/Tutors/TutorProfilesandWork/RobertRace.aspx

Make automata and moving toys. Robert Race Enjoy creative play with simple…

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Bird Mobile, by artist Andy Cohen − ); brazed steel wire, tin on plinta

Climbing Monkey Toy with printable template from Martha Stewart.

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Climbing Monkey In pioneer days, this classic climbing monkey toy would have helped kids learn a valuable life skill: how to milk a cow.

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German-made antique flapping bird tin toy

Here& an excellent vintage wind-up tin toy made in Germany. When set in motion, the bird spins around the central the tree, flaps its wings.

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2014 has started with a flurry of bird making.I fancied making some slightly more specific birds than the usual generic OPI birds so I s.

Vintage Folk Art Pecking Rooster - Hen - Very Large Handmade Toy  - Carved Wood - OOAK

Vintage Folk Art Pecking Rooster - Hen - Very Large Handmade Toy - Carved Wood…

This I found on Etsy, it was made by Jane Ryan. I think I want one.

Tiny painted pecking bird perched on the side of a reclaimed oak base.

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Its difficult to convey just how charming these pecking walnut birds are Hand made by a traditional toy maker in Eastern Hungary these imaginative

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