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The Boxville Barn and Farmyard. The roof of the barn is made of two shoe-box covers. The fence for the Barnyard is made of a box rim.

Material Required to Make a Barn and Farm-yard: the lower half of a large shoe-box and two shoe-box covers that fit it, a ten-inch square of card-board, and the rims cut from a shallow box.

Farms are such very interesting places that I am sure you will enjoy knowing how to make one with a big barn and a farmyard where your toy animals may be kept.

You may easily make a barn like the one in the picture. You will need to have a shoe-box to make the building. Two shoe-box covers make its gabled roof. Some cardboard is needed from which to cut supports for the roof.

Begin by turning your box over upon its rim so that its top becomes the base of the barn.

In one end of the barn, cut a double door. To make this, first mark a three-inch square upon an end of your box. Draw a line down its center, vertically.

(For double door, see Diagram Two, B, page 167.) Cut the top line and down the center line. The base of your door should be at the edge of the box rim. The two sections cut in the cardboard make the doors. Press each outward.

Next, you will need to make the two triangular supports for the box-cover roof. These supports must be cut from cardboard, and each must be the width of an end of your box, and be made as high as your box is wide. (For cutting these supports for a gabled roof, see Diagram Three, BB, page 169.) Glue one to each end of your box, at the upper part.

The roof is made from your two box covers lapped one rim under the other, lengthwise, to form a gabled roof shape. The upper part is glued rim under rim. (See Diagram Three, B.) Let the roof dry, and then slip it over the triangular supports pasted at each end of the box building to hold the roof in place.

Cut a little weather-vane from a strip of cardboard, if you like, and paste it to the front of the barn roof.

The farmyard is made from box rims cut from any shallow cardboard box you have. The box rims stand if you cut them with corners. They make a good enclosure.

A small box, placed on end, will make a shed. The cover of a small box will make a drinking-trough. Little boxes make chicken-coops.

Mrs. Tumble Toy lives on my farm. You see her in the picture. Her husband's name is Bill. He is chasing the pig. You can see him, too.

Have you some toys that would like to live on your farm?

Cock-a-doodle-doo! Just run and fetch some glue, Some scissors, and a shoe-box: We'll make a farm for you!

Cock-a-doodle-doo! When all the work is through, We'll have a little farmyard With a fence around it, too!