Today for their Freebie of the Day: the Erskines are offering us a great-sounding ebook to download free: "Home-Made Toys for Girls and Boys by A. Neely Hall (PDF ebook) – In today's nifty resource, see what kind of homemade toys kids from previous generations played with, and learn how you can make them too – includes wooden toys, cardboard toys, mechanical and electric toys, and all sorts of unique, fun and sometimes weird contraptions. Some of these projects are quite simple, others require some real skill with tools and parental supervision… but all can set the imagination whirring, and are great examples of creating fun 'stuff' from things lying around the house. Great for kids (and parents) who love tinkering, inventing and building." Thanks Erskines!
Here's some info on some more great books about toy-making:
More Great Books on Making Toys