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People from all over the world have crafted objects to entertain themselves and others for centuries. Read how from from ancient civilizations until today people have created things that are useful, or beautiful and how they can be use for celebrations and special occasions.

Start by making the "simplest toy" that was probably every invented, a ball. Use the instructions from World of Crafts, on pages 12-13.

Dewey Number

Not sure where to start? Maybe this is one time you just need to browse the shelves.

For general books on handicraft = 645.5


  • Mask making
  • Soft toy making

Subject Headings


Paper toys


The Library subscribes to the following magazines which you may care to browse through:

  • Craft Arts International. An online link takes you to an index of back copies
  • Handmade
  • Object - Published by the Australian Centre for Craft and Design.