Ideal Home Life - online book

A valuable and well-organized system for home education(homeschooling) 3 to 12 years.

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An AEoLiAN Harp
T HIS can be made on a long, thin, pine box, about four or six inches deep. Fasten to each end of the box little bridges, like those on a violin, and stretch across them thin strings of catgut. At one end fasten the strings to the box itself, and at the other to screw pins. By this means the strings can be tightened or loosened at will. Place the harp in a current of air, and very sweet soft tunes may be obtained,
Animated Serpent
Take a piece of cardboard, firm, but not too thick, and draw upon it the form of a coiled-up serpent. Carefully cut out the serpent, going round and round until you reach the tip of its tail. Paint it green and gold in stripes, fasten a thread through the tail, and suspend it from the mantel-piece, or wherever there is a current of air, and it will twist and writhe as though it were alive.
The Dancing Highlanders
Get an old glove and cut the first two fingers down to the second joint, slip the glove on to the hand, on the two bare fingers put a pair of doll's socks, the one for the first finger being padded in the toe so as to make the finger as long as the second finger. The tips cut from the gloves should be used as
You must have previously cut out of cardboard the upper part of a Highlander's figure, painted the face, and dressed it in
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