I have to share with you my latest wonderful library sale find. For the princely sum of 10p, I became the proud owner of 365 Games to Make and Play, published in the 1970s.
It is *somewhat* different from modern craft books for kids 😉
I guess it was aimed at the kids of heavy-drinking, chain-smoking parents as nearly all the projects involve corks or matchboxes or matches (including some that call for spent matches!)
There’s some pretty dubious racial stereotyping:
And then there’s the gender stereotyping:
And I’m not sure cock-fighting is something that would appear in a kids’ book today:
Best of all, for me, is the flagrant disregard for safety. Look! We have kids’ craft projects made from glass lightbulbs:
Can you tell I am a little bit in love with this crazy book?!