Tag Archive for 'summerreadingCO'

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 – Pushmobiles

Searching for the basics on building pushmobiles or go-carts? Look no further than Yesterday’s News and the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection for instructions. Then again, these designs for a “simple” pushmobile might have you scratching your head.

Boys’ Handicraft – A Pushmobile of Simple Design (Part I)
Kit Carson County Record
December 5, 1912

Boys’ Handicraft – A Pushmobile of Simple Design (Part II)
Kit Carson County Record
December 5, 1912

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – A Pedalmobile.
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 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.