10 Easy Homemade Toys to Make with Your Child


Are you looking for a fun way to spend some quality time with the kids, and not spend a fortune?! From marble runs to handmade dolls and wooden planes, here are 10 Easy Homemade Toys to Make with Your Child – after all, what our children most often want from us is our time.

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#1. Easy Homemade Toy Marble Run

Homemade toys for kids marble runThis easy homemade toy marble run was made by Jill and her daughters using paper towel and toilet rolls along with some wrapping paper and tape.

Watch our fun video on how to create your very own homemade marble run with the kids. Guaranteed hours of fun!

#2. Marshmallow Catapult

Homemade toys for kids marshmallow catapultWe certainly are a talented lot here at Mykidstime 🙂 Check out our fun post on how to make a marshmallow catapult with your kids.

Make sure to buy extra marshmallows though, as some will definitely disappear in the making!

#3. Cardboard Dolls Houses

homemade toys for kidsIsn’t the box sometimes the best part of the present? In our time we have up-cycled a few shoeboxes to create homes for little dolls and beds for sick teddies.

But nothing quite on the scale of these awesome creations from handmadecharlotte. You could also make forts, teddy bear hospitals and much more from the humble cardboard box.

Image from Handmadecharlotte

#4. Workbench or Kitchen

Handmade toys for kidsThis great kids workbench was made by thefrugalgranny using a bedside locker, a can of paint and some items found around the house. She made it for her grandsons birthday and it has given him hours of fun.

See if you have any old furniture around the house that could be upcycled to create a workbench, kitchen or other easy homemade toy for kids to get creative with.

Image from The Frugal Granny

#5. Cute Cloth Doll

Cloth Doll Pattern from Crazy little projectsHow about sewing and making your own dolls, and perhaps even making them an outfit change?

Your child may need a little bit of help with this cute cloth doll from crazy little projects, but the finished doll is well worth the effort.

Image via crazy little projects

#6. No Sew Quiet Book

Handmade toys for kids powerful motheringI love this Quiet Book from powerfulmothering. With 11 inside pages, it is sure to keep your little one amused for hours! And best of all, there is no sewing involved.

The book has been cleverly designed using felt and allows your child to be creative while learning. What are you waiting for? Get the felt out!

Image from Powerful Mothering

#7. Alphabet Peg Dolls

handmade toys for kids peg dolls from notimeforflashcardsThis is a super idea from notimeforflashcards. Using pegs and paint you can create alphabet peg dolls for your child to use.

It is probably best to make a few extras for the letters most used, that way your child can spell out different words and play games more easily with these beautiful, easy homemade toy peg dolls.

Image from Notimeforflashcards

#8. Hopscotch Mat

Handmande toys for kids hopscothc mat from girl and a glue gunOn rainy days when the kids can’t get outdoors this hopscotch mat from girl and a glue gun is ideal to keep them entertained, whatever their age.

Once made it can be used again and again either indoors our outdoors if there is no place to write with chalk.

Image from Girl and a Glue Gun

#9. Printable Roads

Handmade Toys for Kids Roads from PicklebumsCreate your very own race track or town using the printable roads from picklebums. Add in some bricks, trees, cars, vans and bridges and the kids will be kept busy for hours.

At the end of the post there are also some free printable road signs and accessories to go with your new easy homemade toy.

Image from Picklebums

#10. Lollystick BiPlane

KidsChaosLolly-bi-plane-crafttwoplanesKids will love playing with these popsicle stick wooden biplanes we found on kidschaos.com, and they are super quick to make too.

This article shows a few clever options for wheels and base – you can either use lego pieces and wheels, or for a more authentic fully homemade model, try corks!

Image via kidschaos.com

10 Easy Homemade Toys to Make with Your Child

Have you any ideas for homemade toys for kids? Please share them with us in the comments box below.

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