Antique Pasteboard Toys

Joee of the Cart Before the Horse Duo posted a lovely little jelly bean box template on her blog. so I've been playing around with this and thinking of all the fun things you could tuck inside them. Which got me to looking around on the internet for other paper box templates. And that got me to thinking about some of the antique books on Google Books. Which reminded me of the antique book The Girls' Own Toy-Maker that I found there. There is a whole section on folding pasteboard (cardstock, cardboard) to make boxes and houses and furniture and even fly traps from 1860. It's amazing what you can make from paper! If you make the cottage, please let me know, I'd love to post a picture of it.

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