Clever Construction Gadgets, Gizmos

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Clever Construction: Use What You Have To Make Cool And Useful Gadgets And Fun Gizmos This book provides instructions for making 50 projects. Most are useful items, some are artistic, all are clever and appealing. The book is most appropriate for the 11 to 16 year old who has fun making homemade toys, devices and curiosities. Some adults may enjoy building some of the projects. Most of the projects are made using common materials and items you probably already have around the house. Anything you need to purchase is inexpensive such as glue, a small styrofoam ball or paperclips. The tools needed are those most people already own such as scissors, hammer and pliers. The time required to make most of these projects is between 15 minutes and 1 hour. A few items require 2 or 3 hours. Over 150 diagrams and well written instructions adequately explain how to do each project. Clever Construction is for those who like to tinker and build simple devices. It is for those who like to make simple homemade and improvised devices. If you want to be impressed by your own ingenuity and self-reliance, Clever Construction may help you. The Clever Construction ebook is available as a download in the Adobe pdf format. The free Adobe Reader is required. The Adobe Reader is available many places including directly from Adobe: Download free Acrobat Reader at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html The publisher's web site is www.leisureideas.com Clever Construction's TABLE OF CONTENTS article title introduction -- making something is fun city kite -- small, light weight kite mock lantern -- a nice decoration made from paper cloth covering -- add beauty by covering an ordinary object with cloth paper wing -- a paper airplane that glides very well bookmark -- so simple and works well picture holder -- used to display 4 photos clip mobile -- made from paper clips, it looks cool card holder -- used to display Christmas cards rope mat -- mat made from glue and rope catamaran -- 5 inch boat from paper or foil folded note -- nicely folded for privacy, size 5 pointed star -- cut from folded paper wall display -- used to store and display small objects whirlygig -- spins as it falls straws & string -- fasten straws together to make shapes string sphere -- a hollow sphere made of string tooth pick ornament -- looks something like a porcupine milk carton boat -- easy to make model sailboat structures -- use junk to make something tube whistle -- whistle made from a plastic tube bulletin board -- it's just a piece of cardboard book ends -- keeps books from falling over paper cup -- make it from a sheet of paper can displayer -- metal cans hold objects for display/storage pen/pencil holder -- metal can is a place to put pencils/pens biscuit bird feeder -- old biscuits can be bird food ant jar -- ants can live in a jar building circles -- using paper plates to build structures hub and spokes -- a way to fasten toothpicks together newspaper hat -- fold a sheet of newspaper to make a hat hanging planter -- plastic bottle plant container dollar ring -- fold a dollar bill to make a ring paper box -- fold paper to make a small box with a lid make an envelope -- need a envelope? Make one. backpack -- make a backpack to carry stuff sidewalk paint -- paint that washes away in the rain bird feeder -- hang it from a tree to feed the birds surprise -- makes an unexpected noise to surprise someone terrarium -- keeps moss and small plants alive indoors suet bird feeder -- use meat fat to feed birds papier mache -- glue srips of paper together to make something pleated chain -- strips of paper folded into a chain-like shape spinner -- a simple, well performing pinwheel cool box -- decorate a box to make it look good pick models -- glue toothpicks together to make structures heart puzzle -- bend wire to make a puzzle dart/rocket -- make this to throw like a dart model punt (boat) -- a model boat made by folding paper or foil wall hanger -- make this for displaying small objects bellows -- a clever, flexible structure made from folded paper message -- building something is a gift to ourself

Clever Construction: Use What You Have To Make Cool And Useful Gadgets And Fun Gizmos This book provides instructions for making 50 projects. Most are useful items, some are artistic, all are clever and appealing. The book is most appropriate for
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