This is a link to an interesting film on the ways to make toys –http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1281532041705751793&hl=en .
A creative Children’s Science Centre in India where Children come to make things from trash is described in it. Whatever the kids make they take it back home – a flying fish, flexagon, straw flute, simple motor, pump to pop a balloon. This is a hands-on centre where children experience the joy of making things.
After watching the film you may get some ideas how to organize your child’s entertainment and learning at the same time.