Archive for the 'Teen Services' Category

FizzBoomRead – End of Summer Snow Crafts

For our final FizzBoomRead collection, we present Snow Crafts.  How could we resist the opportunity to share instructions on building a snowball catapult – even if it is August?  You can always file these away until the snow flies.

Boys’ Handicraft – How to Make a Snow Plow
Kit Carson County Record
October 17, 1912

New Ideas for Handy Boys – The Home-Made Skate-Sails
Colorado Transcript
December 18, 1913

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – A Snowball Mortar
Kiowa County Press
January 21, 1916

 

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.

 

FizzBoomRead – Projects with Wood

From the simple (backyard swings) to the complex (lemonade stand) these instructables will help you get started in construction. And just in time for Back-to-School, details on building a writing desk.

Boys’ Handicraft – Details of the Packing-Case Dog House
Kit Carson County Record
November 28, 1912

Boys’ Handicraft – A Tool-Chest and A Tool-Rack
Colorado Transcript
May 8, 1913

Boys’ Handicraft – Details of Lemonade Stand with a Cash Drawer
Colorado Transcript
May 29, 1913

Boys’ Handicraft – Back Yard Swings
Colorado Transcript
June 12, 1913

Boys’ Handicraft – Details of Home-Made Writing Desk
Colorado Transcript
July 24, 1913

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – A Homemade Writing Desk
Oak Creek Times
March 9, 1916

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.

FizzBoomRead – Water Crafts

These instructables give you an excuse to spend time around cool, clear water for the end of summer!  Try your hand at building a bird bath for your backyard wildlife, or a Water Glass for yourself so you can see what’s happening underwater.

Boys’ Handicraft – A Toy Water Motor
Colorado Transcript
March 27, 1913

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – Bird Baths
Oak Creek Times
December 14, 1916

For Boys to Make Handicraft – A Water-Glass
Fort Collins Courier
April 29, 1920

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.

FizzBoomRead: Making Kites

Whether you choose a box kite or a simple tailless kite, these directions will help you build your own unique toy.  Let’s go fly a kite!

Boys’ Handicraft – A Rectangular Box-Kite
Yuma Pioneer
June 27, 1913

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – How to Build and Fly a Box Kite.
Wet Mountain Tribune
October 22, 1915

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – Three Homemade Kite Reels.  
Wet Mountain Tribune
October 29, 1915

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – A Malay or Tailless Kite.
Eagle Valley Enterprise
April 14, 1916
For Boys to Make Handicraft – Building a Box Kite
Fort Collins Courier
April 7, 1920

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.

FizzBoomRead – Gardening

FizzBoomReads continues with more outdoor fun. Combine construction with a love of plants and build your own herbarium. Then head to your local library to check out books on local plants you could grow in your new gardens.
Boys’ Handicraft – Home-Made Flower-Boxes
Kiowa County Press
December 20, 1912

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – A Japanese Garden
Oak Creek Times
March 9, 1916

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – For a Herbarium.
Eagle Valley Enterprise
March 17, 1916

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.

FizzBoomRead – Making Games

Are you a gamer, someone who enjoys playing all different types of games? If so, try building or designing your own outdoor games!

 
Handicraft for Boys and Girls – The Games of Jack-Sticks and Ring-Toss.
Eagle Valley Enterprise
September 24, 1915

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – Outdoor Fish-Pond and Other Jolly Games
Eagle Valley Enterprise
October 26, 1915

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – Jump Standards.
Eagle Valley Enterprise
April 7, 1916

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.

FizzBoomRead: Electricity

Do you think you could build your own alarm clock?  What about a miniature X-Ray machine?  Put on your FizzBoomRead and SparkAReaction thinking caps and get to work!

Boys’ Handicraft – An Electric Alarm Clock (Part I)
Littleton Independent
October 25, 1912

Boys’ Handicraft – An Electric Alarm Clock (Part II)
Littleton Independent
October 25, 1912

Boys’ Handicraft – A Toy X-Ray Machine (Part I)
Kiowa County Press
January 3, 1913

Boys’ Handicraft – A Toy X-Ray Machine (Part II)
Kiowa County Press
January 3, 1913

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.

FizzBoomRead: Camping Construction

FizzBoomRead and SparkAReaction summer reading continue with outdoor fun. Kids and Teens from 1913 were a lot handier than some of us today. These instructables include information on building a log bridge and a camp crane.

Boys’ Handicraft – When You Go Camping
Wray Rattler
May 1, 1913

Boys’ Handicraft – For the Summer Camp
Colorado Transcript
May 22, 1913

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – Backyard Camp Stoves
Eagle Valley Enterprise
October 26, 1915

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.

FizzBoomRead: Fine Arts

We’re celebrating summer reading with FizzBoomRead and SparkAReaction. This week, we look at some fine arts instructables including a clever trick for copying illustrations using a grid.

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – How to Copy Pictures
Kiowa County Press
January 21, 1916

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – Basket Making with Grasses
Eagle Valley Enterprise
April 7, 1916

Boys’ Handicraft – A Moving-Picture Theater
Colorado Transcript
April 24, 1913

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – Homemade Calendars
Eagle Valley Enterprise
April 14, 1916

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.

FizzBoomRead – Airplanes and Aeroplanes

AIRPLANES – AEROPLANES

The Collaborative Summer Reading Program themes for 2014 center around STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics).  We’re going to be posting some instructional articles for things kids, teens, and adults might enjoy trying to build.  While these are often listed under “Boys’ Handicraft” we figure you can use that as a “teachable moment” to show all kids and teens that STEM fun is not gender-specific!

Boys’ Handicraft – A Simple Model Aeroplane (Part I)
Kit Carson County Record
December 26, 1912

Boys’ Handicraft – A Simple Model Aeroplane (Part II)
Kit Carson County Record
December 26, 1912

Boys’ Handicraft – A Toy Aeroplane (Part I)
Colorado Transcript
April 10, 1913

Boys’ Handicraft – A Toy Aeroplane (Part II)
Colorado Transcript
April 10, 1913

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.