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Grannyh67 06-23-2014 07:49 AM

Originally Posted by LITTLEOLDME (Post 6770400)
WOW WOW Long forgotten toy, we played hours with these , we had to make our own toys when I was growing up. Fun times, paper dolls out of catalog's, kitchen match boxes for their beds ..

I can sure remember those days. We made mud pies, lots of things. I can remember my dad making us guns out of wood and using a cloth pin to hold old pieces of inner tubes and we plated with those so much, also used to make telephones oit of tin cans and string, I also remember the string and buttons, had forgot all about them though. This brought back so many memories.

Chasing Hawk 06-23-2014 08:04 AM

I found these..........



matraina 06-23-2014 01:44 PM

I used to love to play with those, although mine had only one button!

maviskw 06-24-2014 05:03 AM

A local school had a 100 year anniversary shindig. I was in a classroom teaching all the children how to make a button spinner. We had about 25 minutes to teach about 25 students to do this. I don't remember how many roomfuls of children went through my class that day, but there were several hundred children that learned how to do this. I think the ages were 5 to about 12. Not everyone could make them work in that short a time, but everyone learned how to make one.
We used a plastic button purchased for this purpose. I like to use a larger, heavier button and thin, strong but smooth string (not sewing thread). We do this at the one room school on rainy days.

solstice3 06-24-2014 05:35 AM

Forgot about that toy. Thanks for sharing

Jingle 06-24-2014 08:14 AM

I slightly remember them, we never had one.

mumzer 06-24-2014 09:31 AM

Seems like we had a lot more fun growing up. How about a pea shooter made from a Y tree branch and rubber band. I remember some how we put pinch type clothes pins on the bike spokes and it made a sound as we went on down the road.

nana20010 06-24-2014 09:42 AM

yep i played with them mine was 1 button

jbj137 06-24-2014 10:54 AM

*** YEP!! Had one of those.
*** Mine had 1 button.

jbj137 06-24-2014 10:57 AM


the clothes pins held playing card that flapped on the spokes.


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