San Jacinto Museum of History

Make a Buzzsaw Toy

January 7, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

a sawtoothed circle is strung on two strings

Children on the frontier had to make their own entertainment.  Homemade toys like a buzzsaw or button whirligig were popular because they were easy to make and only used common household items.  In this hand-on interactive program designed for families, you can make your own buzzsaw toy out of materials provided.  Suitable for kids aged 5 and up; younger children are welcome but will need to have an adult to help.  This activity is free with purchase of an adult ticket to the San Jacinto Museum. On San Jacinto Family Day, kids are are admitted for free when accompanied by a parent or grandparent.  

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