We all love playing with toys, and the very best toys are homemade. Toys made from old furniture or items in your recycling bin, toys made from stuff you already have around the house and toys made from inexpensive thrift shop finds.
Some are pretty simple to make, while others require a bit more skill. Be the most awesome parent ever, and keep them occupied. Let them help you build it if you are feeling brave. Here you can find the top 10 fantastic homemade kids’ toys that you can totally make at home.
Whether you’re looking for a toy you can sew, craft, or build for your kids, we are sure that you can find inspiration in this collection. Enjoy!
1. Homemade Play Kitchen
This is one of a kind and absolutely gorgeous play kitchen made from upcycled furniture. Once, the TV unit was transformed into an adorable kitchen. Just clear an old unit paint it in a bright color and add some shelves. Follow this step-by-step instruction and build your play kitchen for your kids.
2. Cardboard Drop Box
Teach shapes, colours, letters, and numbers with this cardboard box turned dropbox. This learning homemade fine motor activity for toddlers is very fun and active. Playing with this cardboard dropbox, kids will develop skills such as fine motor skills, awareness, colour recognition, number recognition, shape recognition, letter recognition, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
3. Socks Horse Toy
Take a look at this tutorial and make a lovely horse toy from fluffy socks. Yes, a sock, you will only need your creativity to make such a glamorous girly hobby horse. We hope that kids will enjoy it!
4. Strawbots Harvey
This homemade toy takes a little more time to build, but the effort is worth it. The strawbots are adorable. We are sure that boys would love it. Here you can find step-by-step instructions with all the necessary materials and tools.
5. Homemade Dolls
Dolls inspire nurturing, and role-playing and playing dolls help kids develop important social skills. Give a small child a soft and sweet companion. Here you can find tutorials for dolls made from little more than fabric and yarn. They look so adorable kids would love them!
6. Puppet Theater
There are many benefits from puppet theatre. Depending on the age of children, they can either enjoy the shows, stage them, or both. Here is a tutorial on how to make the simplest and the most light-weight. Make your puppet theatre and enjoy the shows with your kids.
7. Tree House
Here you can find a step-by-step tutorial for making a magic tree house. One adorable three houses with a wood-rounds staircase up the back, the bucket that can be role up and down, a rope ladder, the swinging bridge, and a library of books in the house. Pretty cool, does it?
8. Homemade Parking Garage
This is a cost parking garage since it is made out of toilet paper tubes and cardboard. It is easy to make and pretty cool; your kids can play for a long time.
9. Stick Puzzles
These puzzles would be great to put in a bag or purse to pull out when you’re on-the-go and need a quiet activity. It is very easy to make. You can print some pictures and glue them on the sticks, or even you can let your kids draw some pictures. Have fun!
10. Cardboard Box Car
Children always seem to be attracted to cardboard boxes, so you can make the box even better and transform it into a cardboard box car. You can follow this step-by-step tutorial and make a wonderful boxcar, or you can make up with your own car model.