HOE TO MAKE ANIMATED TOYS AND WHIRLIGIGS features full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions for building seventeen unique animated toys and whirligigs. The toys perform when pushed or manipulated by hand or a crank is turned. The whirligigs do their antics when placed in the wind. The projects were selected to get you started in the craft and hobby of making animated toys and whirligigs and then take you on to an advanced skill level. The author Jack Wiley earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1968, did exercise physiology teaching and research, and has written fifty published books. Dr. Wiley first became interested in making toys and whirligigs in the late 1980s, and has designed and built hundreds of them since then. HOW TO MAKE ANIMATED TOYS AND WHIRLIGIGS is the result of this interest and experience.