Make a Buzzsaw Toy

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 hansd-on interactive program designed for families, you can make your own buzzsaw toy out of the 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.