Do you also love making your own toys? It is frugal and usually the kids enjoy it more than store-bought kind, right? Here are 24+ toys to make yourself!
I love making toys: for my kids and for gifts. Not just is it frugal, but it gives a personal touch to a gift, and it is special! I have asked my fellow Kid Blogger buddies for their most easy and inexpensive Do-It-Yourself toy and here it is: 24 Easy DIY Toys!
(Be sure to click on the corresponding blue links to go to their sites for full instructions!)
(From left to right)
1)Fine Motor Play from Recyclables from Teach me Mommy
2)DIY Kazoo’s from Handmade Kids Art
3)DIY Fine Motor Skills Toys from Teach me Mommy
4)Egg Carton Button Sorting from mama.papa.bubba
5)Egg Carton Crafts and Color Sort Activity from Powerful Mothering
6)DIY Ring Toss Game from Teach me Mommy
7)Catapult from p is for Preschooler
8)DIY Tugging Box from Laughing Kids Learn
9)DIY Dress Up Peg Dolls from And next comes L
10)Recycled Matching Game from East Coast Mommy
11)DIY Marble Run from Craftulate
12)Homemade Chalkboard Blocks from Parenting Chaos
13)Color Drop Game from Mess for Less
14)Easy Mail Play Box from Nothing if Not Intentional
15)Airplane Clothespin Kids Craft from Inheriting our Planet
16)Cardboard Drop Box from Happy Hooligans
17)Pine Cone Pets from Zing Zing Tree
18)Star Wands from We Made That
19)Toy Tree House from Adventure in a Box
20)Personalised Coloring Book from Beauty through Imperfection
21)DIY Farm Play Mat from Excite and Explore
22)Homemade Jingle Toys from Buggy and Buddy
23)Cardboard Puppet Theater from Afterschool for Smartypants
24)DIY Car Wash Toy from The Stay -at -Home -Mom Survival Guide
Heather Meek says
The blocks from juice boxes was a great idea!
The Meek Moose
Liska Myers says
Thank you for including our fairy tree house in your round-up, Nadia! I enjoy making toys, and your collection here is very inspiring. Great list!
Nadia van Zyl says
My pleasure! I just love yor fairy tree house, so creative!
I like the idea of the Egg Carton Crafts and Color Sort Activity
Love the star wands!
What a wonderful post there is just so much to look at… I cannot do it all in one sitting! LOL
Mary P says
Homemade toys are more fun because you get to make them and play with them!
Karen S. says
This is great not only because these ideas are practical, inventive, and save money, but also because they teach children that you don’t need shiny new toys from the store to have fun :).
Ronald G says
Thank you very much…I have no children of my own but am now better prepared for visits
Jasmine P says
Great! Thanks for sharing!
Hi Nadia! Just a quick note. Thank you for linking to my Airplane Clothespin Craft! I am officially saying goodbye to that website (too much work!)! But I did move the post over to my other blog in case you want to change the link. Here is the new one: http://www.diyinspired.com/airplane-clothespin-kids-craft/ Thanks again!!
Stella James says
Great Blog! Thanks for sharing these amazing DIY ideas.