The city of San Francisco in 2010 banned toys in McDonald’s children’s meals. McDonalds responded by offering the toys for a nominal additional cost ...
to the meal. How important do you think the toys were to the sales of those meals? Why?
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The city of San Francisco in 2010 banned toys in McDonald’s children’s meals. McDonalds responded by offering the toys for a nominal additional cost to the meal. How important do you think the toys were to the sales of those meals? Why?
If you like working with wood and building traditional toys that fill a child with imagination, rather than filling landfills with batteries, learn how to make a traditional toy helicopter. Instructions on making a wooden toy helicopter:
1. [ [ Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil on the stove.
2. Soak the tongue depressor in the boiling water for at least 30 seconds. This will make the wood slightly more flexible so you can shape it into a rotor. Remove the tongue depressor from the water with a pair of tongs, and try to twist the stick in the middle. You will want to try to twist one side forward while twisting the other side backward. Hold in position while the tongue depressor cools. You may need to repeat this step a few times. Ideally, you will shape the depressor so one half is angled. If you have trouble bending the wood, try using a file to at least angle the edges.
3. Apply a small drop of super glue to the pencil's eraser, then stick it to the center of the tongue depressor. Get it as close to dead-center as possible, as this will affect your balance. You could also use a pencil and tape measure to measure and mark the exact center, although just eye-balling it is perfectly acceptable. In place of a pencil, a 1/4-inch dowel rod, about 7 to 8 inches long, will provide good balance for your toy helicopter.
4. Decorate your helicopter. Use different colored felt-tipped markers to color your toy helicopter with a color and design of your choosing. Color the rotor blade at the very least.
5. Wrap your sting tightly around the pencil, about one-third of the distance down from the top of the toy helicopter. Use a piece of kite string or nylon cord. A piece 12 to 18 inches long is perfect. Simply wind the string around the pencil several times, leaving a small amount at the end for you to hold.
6. Cut off a piece of the aquarium tubing that is 3 or 4 inches long, just long enough to hold on to. The tube must have an inside diameter that is large enough for your pencil to drop inside loosely, with plenty of extra room. Use a knife or small drill to make a hole in one side of this tube, near one end. The hole should be big enough for your kite string to fit through.
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