Table Top Bowling Alley Plans

Table Top Bowling Alley Plans

Table Top Bowling Alley Plans

Check out this nifty little bowling alley from the 1940’s.

Complete with little wooden bowler & pins.

PDF file, 20+ pages, instant download.


Simple Angel Wings to Make

Simple Angel Wings – Easy To Make from Crepe Paper

Simple Angel Wings to Make
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These easy-to-make Angel Wings are great for school plays, Halloween costumes, even dress-up.
They could also be used as butterfly wings, fairy wings, bug wings.

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  • Verybest Crepe, 1 fold No. 100 White;
  • 1 pc. No. 7 Flower Wire;
  • paste;
  • 1 pc. 1/2″ white Gift tyying Ribbon.

Easy Angel Wings to Make two 18″ pieces of wire with 1/2″  wide strips of crepe paper.  (see Tips for Cutting Crepe Paper)

Cut crepe paper 19″ wide, 24″ long.

Paste one wrapped wire to each 19″ edge. Fold edge over 1/2″ and paste, arranging so that the paper extends 1/2″  beyond the wire at both ends.

Fold in 1/2″ accordion pleats. Fasten at middle with thread, Fig. F. While still in tight
pleats, cut ends in semicircle, Fig. F. Cover center fastening with a narrow wrapping of crepe paper.

Sew ribbons to center in crossed position so that they may be brought over shoulders, under arms, crossed in front and tied at back.

Bend wires at center so that wings will open into correct position.

Would you like to make fancier wings? Then check out: How to Make Feather-Like Angel Wings.

Feather-Like Angel Wings

Make Feather Like Angel Wings

How to Make Feather-Like Angel Wings

Make Feather Like Angel Wings

  • Making Feather Wings

    Feather wings, such as Cupid wings and angel wings, are made on a founda­tion of wire bent in the correct shape, or if they are quite large, the foundation is made of cardboard reinforced with wire. When cardboard is used, cut inthe desired shape and then cut out the center, leaving a narrow frame. A wire, shaped to follow the outline of the wing, is fastened to it with tabs of gummed cloth tape (illus. No.1). After the wires are attached, cover the frame smoothly on both sides with crepe paper.

    make-feather-wings“Feathers” made of rows of pointed petals are pasted to the foundation. The wings are made separately, each one having an extension that bends back and fastens to the other. The wings are sewed to the back of the costume. Large wings, in addition to being sewed, are often tied with narrow ribbons across the chest.

Get the FULL instructions to make these feather-like Angel Wings & the Angel Costume

2 – PDF files, instant download.

Feather-Like Angel Wings & Costume Using Crepe Paper (16 pages)

Crepe Paper Costumes 101: Basic Tips for Making Crepe Paper Costumes (28 pages)

Angel Wings & Costume Instructions

Are you looking for simpler wings to make?  Check out: Simple Angel Wings

1935 Halloween Parties Magazine Dennison

1935 Halloween Parties Magazine from Dennison

1935 Halloween Parties Magazine Dennison 1935-halloween-parties-magazine-from-dennisonAbout this magazine: When Dennison stopped making it’s famous “Bogie Books”, it started it’s Hallowe’en Parties Magazine.  Similar to the Bogie Books, it contains all sorts of  ideas for Halloween – decorations, games, invitations…etc.

Own your own Digital Edition of this Vintage Hallowe’en Magazine

 .PDF file – instant download.

Sample Page 1 - 1935 Halloween Parties Magazine Dennison Page 2 - 1935 Halloween Parties Magazine Dennison

Table of Contents:

A Hocus-Pocus Party  – 4

The Black Cat Rupus – 5

Spooky Spots for Hallowe’en – 6

Witching Corners – 7

Hallowe’en Capers – 8

Games for Large Groups – 9

Games and Stunts – 10

Off to the Masquarade – 11

Ghosts and Goblins Flutter and Moan at the Club – 12,13

Table a la Hallowe’en – 14

Bridge Table Mysteries – 15

Presto! Favors – 16

Bewitching Banquets – 17

The Children Celebrate – 18

Games for the “So Big” – 19

Rollicking Ghosts – 20

Party Hits for Autmn Days – 21

Finishing Touches – 22

Forttunes – 23

Dennison’s Hallowe’en Party Accessories – 24

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Mini Bowling Alley Plans

Mini Bowling Alley/Game – How to Plans – Wood Working Project

Mini Bowling Alley Plans Mini Bowling Alley / game

how to plans – wood working

This is based off of an original plan from the 1940’s.

Get the satisfaction of making a cherished game the entire family can enjoy!

    • 20+ pages of info.
      • I have taken hours upon hours to re-type the instructions so they are easily readable.
    • Materials List
    • 12 pictures
      • I enlarged these black & white photos.
    • 7 diagrams
      • I also restored and ENLARGED each diagram (this was the most tedious part of all!)
    • you are able to print out the plans or even the entire ebook.
    • you can enlarge and zoom-in on the diagrams if you would like to.

+ a BONUS mini-ebook – “The Basics of Bowling & How to Keep Score” which includes blank score sheets for you to use.

Mini bowling alley plans cover Instant Digital Delivery of items (PDF files)These are PDF files which are viewable on any computer (PC or Mac) with the free Adobe Reader.

These plans have been saved as quality PDF files that are easily viewed on ANY computer (PC or Mac) with Adobe Reader which is absolutely free. Here is what you get when you purchase these items: These are PDF files which are viewable on any computer (PC or Mac) with the free Adobe Reader. Contents 

About the mini bowling alley game:

    • The bowling alley is approximately 6 1/2 feet long X 13 1/2″ wide.


  • The legs make the bowling alley stand about 26″ tall.



  • The legs fold down for easy storage – you could even make this a table-top game if you wanted to!



 Make this mini bowling alley for yourself, your family or as a gift.

    •  perfect for kids of all ages


  • a nice addition to your game room



  • a good “conversation piece”



  • GREAT gift for the bowler in your life



  • Make your own mini bowling alley for MUCH LESS than what it would cost to buy one.



  You can even MAKE MONEY selling these handcrafted bowling alleys!

    • People are selling SMALLER mini bowling alleys on ebay for big bucks – this one is LARGER and has collapsible legs !!


  Bowling Pin Diagram  

FREE BONUS ITEM: The Basics of Bowling & How to Keep Score (PDF file)

  • explains how to keep score, striks, spares, doubles, turkeys…etc.
  • score sheets are included! Keep track of every strike and enjoy competing with family and friends!

Bowling Basics >   


Mini Bowling Alley



Wooden Toy Crane and Bulldozer Plans

Make these Wooden Toy Crane & Bulldozer - free plans here:

What little boy (and even little girl) would not enjoy playing with their very own toy crane or bulldozer? Made from easy to find and sturdy materials, these are bound to be a favorite toy for years if not generations!  These vintage toy bulldozer plans and toy crane plans are from the 1950’s.

Built of box wood, these rugged action toys will provide many hours of play for your youngsters both indoors and out-doors, and they will make excellent Christmas gift items, too. The crane, which stands about 2 ft. high, has wheels to roll on. One crank handle raises and lowers the boom while another crank handle is turned to pick up a load. Cab and boom swivel on the wheeled base. The bulldozer is strong enough for a youngster to sit on and pushes sand very realistically.

Pick up several apple boxes and carefully take them apart to avoid splitting the thinner wood on the sides.  This type of box has 3/4-in. thick wood on the ends and 5/16 to 3/8-in. thick wood on the sides. The wood from the box sides is used for all 1/4-in. thick pieces (Fig. 1).

Large empty spools can be obtained from local tailor shops. A few dowels and steel rods are the only other items needed.

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Make a toy crane and bulldozer - free plans here:


Make up the base complete with wheels and axles first. If you do not have a 10-24 thread-cutting die for the axles, drill 1/16-in. holes at each axle end, and use cotter pins to hold the wheels on. Use 1 3/8-in. dia. closet clothes-pole stock for the wheels.

Make the cab base next, permanently fastening the 3/4-in. dowel pivot with glue so it is flush with the top surface of the base. Cut the various cab parts and assemble to the cab base with nails and glue. Install the crank and spool before fastening the cab roof in place. Attach the spool to the rod by drilling a 1/16-in. hole through one-half the spool diameter and crank rod. Then drive a nail through the hole allowing the nail head to project slightly for tieing the boom lift cord to. Cut the boom arms from 1/4-in. plywood with the outside grain running lengthwise so that the arms will bend when bolting them to the spacer blocks at each end.

Now, make the two swivel discs and temporarily assemble the crane to see that all parts fit properly before painting. Then disassemble and paint the boom and cab roof black; the cab orange, yellow or red; the base and part of the cab base machinery gray. When dry, rig cords to raise and lower the boom with the spool inside the cab and raise and lower the hook with spool on boom. Make up two stop blocks as in Fig. 2 & 3, and fasten with wood screws so that the blocks can be swung clear of the crank handles when turning them.

Make a toy crane and bulldozer - free plans here:

Don’t forget that every crane and bulldozer operator needs a bright yellow hard-hat to look the part – check out this great hard-hat on Amazon here.


The bulldozer, having fewer moving parts, is some what simpler to make than the crane. Start with the base (Fig. 4), drilling it for the 3/8-in. curtain rod axles but do not assemble the wheels at this time. Make up the engine and seat parts and assemble with nails to the engine base. For wheels, glue two pieces of 5/8-in. thick stock together and saw out oh a jig or band saw. Drill the wheels in the exact center and assemble with axles to the base. Plane a 4 x 10-in. piece at an angle for the blade and attach to the base with the two blade arms. They should be free to move up and down to follow the contour of the ground. Paint engine red and rest of bulldozer dark green, yellow or grey. Drive a screweye into rear edge of base so that other toys can be hooked on for towing.

Make a toy crane and bulldozer - free plans here:

Make a toy crane and bulldozer - free plans here:

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