This article over at mentalfloss.com was too cool not to post. I’m not sure there’s anything of these crafts that would have held my attention when I was younger but, they are cool none-the-less.
At the dawn of the 20th century, middle class children were less likely than at any time in history to spend their days toiling for survival next to their parents. So they started getting bored. And books, full of things to make and do, began to emerge combat that new sensation.
Many of those projects are still fun to create today. Others require way more hatpins and unused cretonne scraps than are commonly found in modern homes. Below we’ve uncovered ten craft and building projects, of various skill levels, that are just as fun to make today as they were 100 years ago.
Read more on these early craft projects for kids, here: