Old Timey Recipes - By Phyllis Connor. Appalachian recipes from the 1800's that include Corn Pone, Leatherbritches Beans, Corncob Jelly and Moonshine.
5 Piece Square Puzzle - The pieces in this puzzle make a perfect square. Four pieces can be easily put together to form a square....now try making a square using all five pieces. This brain teaser is sure to provide lots of frustration!
Corncob doll - Authentic hand crafted mountain doll! These dolls are made of a dried corncob and have a hand sewn dress or overalls. This doll is sure to bring back memories and is guaranteed to create new ones! Outfits vary.
Yo-Yo - A traditional wooden Yo-Yo.
OLD FASHIONED FOLK TOYS
Penny Pincher Puzzle - Find the penny hidden inside the wooden box. No force or screwdrivers needed! Instant one cent rebate when you solve the puzzle!
Wooden Airplane - A small airplane made of West Virginia mixed hardwoods.
Plane measures 3" long.
Twisted Nail Puzzle - The Twisted Nail or Bent Nail puzzle has been around for over 150 years. These two 6" nails are intertwined. The object is to separate the two nails AND then return them to the original hooked position.
BRAIN TEASER PUZZLES
"Mole In The Hole Puzzle" - Our best seller! Can you get the mole out of his hole without touching the base or the mole? The answer might just surprise you!
Walking Duck - Gently rock this cute duck and watch him "waddle" down the inclined ramp. The back leg pivots which provides the walking motion. Duck measures 6" long and 4" high. Ramp is included and measures 14" long.
Capital T Shaped Puzzle - A larger version of our small capital T puzzle.
Mountain Wallet - This wooden wallet is a cousin to the Jacob's ladder. Open the wallet from one side and the money is beneath a strap. Open it from the other side and the money has switched straps. An old fashioned mountain trick! (Dollar not included)
*** All items are handcrafted by some of the finest puzzle and toy makers in the USA! ***
Wooden Spindle Top - An easy top to use! Hold the handle, pull the rope and watch it spin! Anyone can make this top spin like a pro!
Wooden Turkey Call - A beautiful handcrafted turkey call. This call makes a high pitched scraping noise. Perfect for the hunter who has everything!
Tripod Lift Puzzle - The tripod is formed by a single straight dowel and 2 straight dowels that are connected. You are provided an additional straight dowel. The object is to lift the tripod assembly using only the additional dowel. It will appear impossible to most and they will likely give up after much effort! Yet, it can be done...
Wooden Ball Trick - It looks like a simple wooden ball on string, but this mysterious ball can stop in mid-air! A great magic trick for both children and adults!
Folk Toy & Science Museum
Falling Boy - Start the boy at the top and watch him bounce off the pegs all the way to the bottom. Fun for all ages!
Limberjack - A traditional Appalachian Mountain clogger! This hand painted wooden man dances to any rhythm on his 23" paddle board.
Walking Turtle - Gently rock this cute turtle and watch him "walk" down the inclined ramp. The back leg pivots which provides the walking motion. Turtle measures 6" long and 4" high. Ramp is included and measures 14" long.
Impossible Shape Puzzle - Can you think of an object that can pass through all three shapes and completely fill each shape as it does? Seems impossible...but it isn't!
Whimmy Diddle - The original folk toy! Rub the stick on the grooved notches and watch the propeller spin!
Metal Horseshoe Puzzle - These real pony shoes are connected by welds with chain links. The object is to remove the ring from the shoes. It doesn't seem possible!
Fish Hook - A classic and fun puzzle that will drive your friends nuts as only YOU can snatch the rubber band! It fools everyone!
*** Each item is unique! Item color, wood and fabric may vary ***
Nail Stacking Puzzle - The object is to balance ten nails on the head of a single nail. All of the nails have to be balanced at the same time and cannot touch anything but the top of the nail that is stuck in the base. Are you up to the challenge?
A Taste Of The Past - By Phyllis Connor. This book is filled with treasured recipes from the past. Recipes include Pickled Corn on the Cob to Moravian Molasses Cookies. Also includes Cast Iron Cookware advice.
Wooden Pyramid Puzzle - These 2 wooden pieces make a pyramid. While this puzzle may seem simple, it is more complicated than you think!
Wooden Climbing Bear - This folk toy originally taught children how to milk cows. Hang the bear in a doorway and pull the two ropes alternately. Watch the bear climb. Release the ropes and the bear falls down.
Walking Duck On A Stick - A great toy for toddlers! The two "webbed" feet walk as you push the duck along.
Wooden Acrobat - Squeeze and release the handles and watch as the acrobat flips. This handheld acrobat is sure to provide hours of entertainment with his tricks!
Flying Machine - Spin the wooden propeller between your hands and release it. This unique contraption soars through the air! Play with a partner or solo!
Wooden Jacob's Ladder - The natural wooden blocks flip-flop back and forth. Known as a Sunday toy, this toys gets its name from the biblical ladder to heaven.
Small Capital T Puzzle With Gift Bag - The four pieces in this puzzle make a symmetrical capital T. Used as promotional advertising in the early 20th century, this tricky little puzzle can stump anyone! Gift bag included (colors vary).
Table Top Bowling Pin Set - Practice your bowling skills with this beautiful wooden bowling pin set. Set contains 10 pins and a red ball. Pins measure 4 inches tall.
Wooden Furniture Puzzle - This unique puzzle contains 6 chairs and 5 tables. When you are done playing, all the furniture fits together to form a rectangle.
Ball & Cup - This toy dates back before the Civil War. Throw the ball into the air and try to catch it in the cup. This game takes skill and lots of hand eye coordination!
Pecking Chickens - A wonderful hand operated play toy! Four wooden chickens peck as you swing the counterweight in a circle.