Make Your Own, and other Fun Activities!

Before we had blogs to swallow up out time,  home crafts were more common.   I’m not I would want to wear some of these home crafted buttons,  though…. and I’m a bit worried about contraptions of wire and buttons as children’s toys!

1905

The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW) 13th January 1905

The Gundagai Times and Tumut,  Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW) 13th January 1905.

1907

The Australasian (Melbourne) 12th October 1907

The Australasian (Melbourne),  12th October 1907.

1909

Published in Thge Australasian (Melbourne) 27th February 1909

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Published in The Austalasian (Melbourne),  27th February 1909.

1910

Published in The Brisbane Courier, 25th May 1910

Published in The Brisbane Courier,  25th May 1910.

1914

West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser, 3rd July 1914

West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser,  3rd July 1914.

1916

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Published in the Weekly Times (Melbourne),  30th September 1916.

1917

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Published 20th January, 1917 in the Weekly Times (Melbourne).

1918

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A suggestion of home-made buttons to be sold for fund raising by ‘comforts funds’.
Published in the Sydney Mail on 23rd January 1918.

1926

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Published in the Brisbane Courier,  22nd July 1926.

1927

Such a jolly game! Published in The Swan Express (Perth) 11th March 1927

Such a jolly game!
Published in The Swan Express (Perth),  11th March 1927.

1928

Published in the Brisbane Courier, 18th October 1928

Published in the Brisbane Courier,  18th October 1928

1930

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Published in The Age, 29th August 1930

Published in The Age,  29th August 1930.

The Brisbane Courier 13th November 1930

The Brisbane Courier,  13th November 1930

1933

Why not indeed?! Such fun! Published in The Brisbane Courier 3rd August 1933

Why not indeed?!  Such fun!  Published in The Brisbane Courier,  3rd August 1933.

Published in The Weekly Times (Melbourne) 23rd December 1933

Published in The Weekly Times (Melbourne),  23rd December 1933.

1934

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Published in the Queensland Times (Ipswich),  19th February 1934.

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Published in the Townsville Daily Bulletin,  14th April 1934.

 

Published in The Queenslander, 11th October 1934.

Published in The Queenslander,  11th October 1934.

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The Advertiser,  18th September 1934.

1935

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Published in the Advocate (Melbourne),  28th March 1935.

Published 6th January 1935 in the Sunday Times (Perth)

Published 6th January 1935,  in the Sunday Times (Perth).

Published in the Western Mail (WA), 22nd December, 1935

Published in the Western Mail (WA),  22nd December 1935.

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Published in the Sunday Times (Perth),  10th February 1935.

The Australian Worker (Sydney) 6th February 1935

The Australian Worker (Sydney) 6th February 1935

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The Australian Worker (Sydney),  6th February 1935.

1936

Published in The Age,  14th October 1936.

Published in The Age, 14th October 1936.

Published 17th October 1936 in The Australiasian (Melbourne).

Published 17th October 1936,  in The Australasian (Melbourne).

1937

Published in The Argus (Melbourne) on 11th May 1937

Published in The Argus (Melbourne),  on 11th May 1937.

Published in The Age, 12th April 1937. A thrilling game!

Published in The Age, 12th April 1937.  A thrilling game!

Published 1st July 1937 in the Lachlander and Condobolin and Western Districts Recorder (NSW)

Published 1st July 1937 in the Lachlander and Condobolin and Western Districts Recorder (NSW).  Go on,  I dare you to wear these!

1938

Published in The Age, 5th November 1938.

Published in The Age,  5th November 1938.

 

1939

Crikey... what a lot of effort! Published 3rd May 1939

Crikey… what a lot of effort!
Published 3rd May 1939.

1941

You'll be surprised... no, really. published in the Examiner (Launceston) 19th February 1941

You’ll be surprised… no,  really!
Published in the Examiner (Launceston), 19th February 1941.

1945

Queensland Times (Ipswich) 2nd July, 1945

Published in the Queensland Times (Ipswich),  2nd July 1945.

Published in The Australian Worker on 7th March 1945

Published in The Australian Worker,  on 7th March 1945.

Well, I never! Published 12th october 1945 in the Advocate (Launceston)

Well, I never!  Published 12th October 1945,  in the Advocate (Launceston).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1946

The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton) 31st May 1946

The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton),  31st May 1946.

1947

Can you imagine our kids getting excited about making these? Published on 19th March 1947 in The Argus

Can you imagine our kids getting excited about making these?
Published on 19th March 1947,  in The Argus.

Published in the Examiner (Launceston) 23rd August 1947

Published in the Examiner (Launceston,  23rd August 1947.

1949

Published in the Worker(Brisbane), 21st March 1949

Published in the Worker(Brisbane),  21st March 1949.

1953

Published in the News (Adelaide), 29th September 1953

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Published in the News (Adelaide),  29th September 1953.

1968

Seriously? Published 25th September 1968 in The Australian Women's Weekly

Seriously?  Published 25th September 1968,  in The Australian Women’s Weekly.

1973

In The Australian Women's Weekly, 18th April 1973

Hmm…. not a fan.     In The Australian Women’s Weekly, 18th April 1973.

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15th September 1976, The Australian Women’s Weekly