Vintage Spool Toy
The pattern for this vintage homemade toy was made by J & P Coats in 1932. Click on either image at left to download a high-res printable PDF version.
I recommend printing the PDF on card stock or gluing a paper print-out onto thicker construction paper. The original card has pre-cut sections to punch out, so just use an exacto knife and cut along those same lines: the four circles and the squiggly line above the clown and pig. Then fold in half, letting the part with the clown and pig stand up. Punch a hole, insert two thread spools in the large holes, tie on a string, and pull your spool toy around the house!
Tip: If your thread spools aren't the right size, and you have photo editing skills, just shrink or enlarge the image until the 4 spool holes are the right size for your spools.