Durable toys like the new-fangled Radio Flyer wagons, if they could be afforded, were highly prized. Homemade toys from scrap wood, fabric, or paper were much more common. And, when in doubt, kids used whatever was lying around as a toy.
Clubhouses and secret gang getaways were made of tree limbs, pallets, or other scraps wood and cardboard. Like children of any era, kids used their imaginations during the Depression to make toys out of everyday objects. And for those children lucky enough to have a baby doll or wagon it was probably their most treasured item.