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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Foreword
  • General Instructions
  • "The Creation"- as a Flannelgraph
  • A Woolly Caterpillar
  • The Plague of Frogs
  • The Locust
  • Two Serpents
  • Leviathan
  • The Israelites Crossing the Red Sea
  • A Camel from Matchboxes
  • An Ass from Matchboxes
  • A Curly Sheep and her Lamb
  • David and Goliath- a Working Model
  • Behemoth- the Elephant?
  • A Swine from Squares
  • Can the Leopard Change his spots?
  • Noah's Ark as a Pocket Picture
  • Noah Family as Finger Puppets
  • The Animals
  • A Woolly Owl
  • Jacob's Ladder- a Working Model
  • A Long-Haired Goat
  • Daniel and the Lion as Hand Puppets
  • The Spider and her Web
  • Joseph Stuggles to Get out of the Pit- a Pop-Up Toy
  • A Horse from Matchboxes
  • A Brown Paper Moth
  • Angel from Egg Cartons
  • Jonah and the Whale- a Pocket Panel
  • Balaam and his Ass that Sits or Stands
  • Dancing Girl- String Puppet from Spools
  • Knitted Fish
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Moses in the Bulrushes
  • The Patterns

Title: Making Old Testament Toys
Author: Margaret Hutchings
Publication Date: HC:1972
Publisher: Taplinger Publishing Co., Inc., NY
Page Count: 96
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 3/4" x 7 1/2"
ISBN: 0-8008-5079-3

SUMMARY- There is only one "soft toy" in this book - a beanbag frog. You also get a few hand puppets and some knit finger puppets. All the rest of the projects are made from a wide variety of materials. Instructions are pretty good, and you get good illustration to go with them to help you finish the projects, but the photos of the finished projects are not with the instructions, so you have to do a good bit of flipping to see what your results should actually look like. I really love Ms. Hutchings' doll and soft toy books, so this one was a let down for me - I was anticipating stuffed whales and a cloth doll Moses. Your mileage, of course, may vary.

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