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

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paper it should be painted in its natural colors. This painting can be done with watercolor or with an oil paint, such as are procurable in the five and ten-cent stores. A very satisfactory and less expensive medium is "alabastine" or one of the nu­merous cold-water paints on the market. Mix in a little LePage's or other cold glue before applying to the wood. A few water-color brushes, if washed out after using, will serve a long time for applying this color.
Figure 6
Figure 7                                    Figure 8
The boy who wants to go further into this type of toy-making can get many good ideas and designs by obtaining from a paper-hanger in his neighborhood some sheets of toy wall-paper, such as is sometimes used to decorate the walls of the child's nursery.
Jumping-Jack and Blacksmith
The next two toys, the jumping-jack and the merry black­smith, Figures 7 and 8, can be made entirely out of thin wood, such as is found on orange crates or numerous other contain-
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