New Games and Amusements for Young and Old Alike

New Games and Amusements for Young and Old Alike

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...a coin for ballast to the bottom of the egg with sealing-wax. THE "DEWEY ARCH" The "Dewey arch" may be made by taking the cover of a deep, stout pasteboard box and cutting out a piece in the centre to form the arch. Then with tacks firmly fasten the cover in upright position to a piece of board. Previous to doing this have ready a lot of ends of egg shells and attach these with sealing-wax to the cover, as shown in the illustration. When the face of the arch is completed fasten on top a small pasteboard box, and to this fasten egg shells. Upon the corners of the arch place two upright eggshells. Upon the top of the small box place half an egg shell, and upon the top of this again fasten a light flagpole with flag. For the lamps take two half egg shells and fasten them in position on the board about six inches in front of the arch. Upon the top of these half shells place whole eggs, and upon the top of these half shells. Into each of these half shells place a small piece of lighted candle, and inverted over this another half shell. Cut the last half shells jaggedly on the sides facing the arch so as to let air in for the candles. By painting the board black and turning out all other lights in the room, a marvellous effect is produced with the arch lit by fairy lamps. Make all the fastenings with red sealing-wax, as it adds to the effect. AN EGG-SHELL YACHT To make an egg-shell yacht, first empty an uncooked hen's egg. Do this by making a small hole in each end, when the contents may be blown out easily. Then close up both openings with sealing-wax; join a number of coins together for the keel, fasten this firmly to the egg--all fastenings to be made with sealing-wax--and your yacht is ready for launching. If it...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689541X
  • 9781236895417