San Jacinto Museum of History

Make a Buzzsaw Toy

July 30, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A person holds up a toy made of a notched disk and a string.


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. 

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