It has happened again just as predicted. Whenever I think that I have found the cutest free printable activity online, I find another that is even more adorable! Today’s free printables–vintage toys from the redoubtable Victoria and Albert Museum collection. Are you a museum/history buff? Do the words vintage toys and antiques send your blood pulsing and your spirits soaring? You are going to love the free printable vintage toys–are you ready for this–a complete free printable vintage cirque or circus carousel merry-go-round and a complete regency miniature theater with characters for the play Cinderella! Here are the links for the pdf documents. Simply turn off your pop-up blocker and get ready to create a panorama of vintage figures,miniatures, and scenery.
This link will take you to the free printable French circus carousel with sweet tiny little vintage toys circus performers and horses. The miniature circus carousel has lovely French script. The instructions are in French, but you will easily see how to cut and paste and then assemble your vintage carousel. You can print this circus carousel on light card stock paper for added durability. You will need to cut with a Widget or Exacto knife. You can also print on regular paper, cut out the images and paste onto cardboard. This will make the figures easier to cut. Set your printer preferences to general everyday printing for higher color or choose ‘fast, economical’ printing for a lighter, more faded antique print. There are four pages for the free printable circus carousel.
This link takes you to a complete free printable miniature theater set for Cinderella. You will print in black and white and then color the entire miniature theater, characters, costumes and set. Use colored pencils and not markers which will bleed through. This document is 22 pages long. The miniature theater includes free printable stage with supports. Print these pieces on card stock for durability. There are also several pages of scenery backdrops for each scene in the play Cinderella. You might print these on card stock or color on paper, cut out and glue on card stock. You will slide each scene in place throughout the course of the play. There are several pages of characters dressed in costumes they wear for each scene of the play. Label each character’s name, acts and scene numbers he appears in on the back lightly with pencil. That way you know how to arrange and move characters. The play is set in Regency France; Cinderella costumes are designed and set is furnished thus. The VAM link for a free printable Cinderella script for the ballet/miniature theater performance. Enjoy your vintage toys.