Jumping Jacks could probably trace their origins back to Ancient Egypt with dolls with moving limbs.
The mechanical toy from our nostalgic past, however, is considered a toy of European origins. Pantins (the French name for Jumping Jacks) were incredibly popular in France in the 1700's.
All of the toys in our Toy Making range are made with wooden components (along with a few other things, like string).
These toys are designed to be made with adult supervision, and the use of some tools is part of the experience.
The tools needed to make our Toy Making Pack toys are:
- A hammer
- PVA glue
If you do not have the tools to build your toy then you might like to buy a tool pack from our shop.
You will also need a pencil and colouring crayons to complete the design of your toy. If you need colouring crayons then these can also be ordered from our shop.
Full instructions for assembly are provided, as well as a video presentation on our entire toy collection, their stories (history), where they have come from (geography) and how they work (forces/science).
ATTENTION: Contains small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age, or any individuals who have a tendancy to place inedible objects in their mouth. Parental supervision essential.