Keep It Handmade: 23 DIY Toy ProjectsGabrielle Blair
I’m a big fan of the handmade movement and I adore all of the handmade toy ideas I’ve been seeing around lately. Isn’t that “I Spy” fish pictured above super cute?
Click through the gallery below for 22 more toys you can make yourself!
Canvas Checkerboard 1 of 22Make this handy mat for checkerboard games on the go!
get the how-to here from Martha
Cardboard Box Puppet Theater 2 of 22Build your own puppet theater from a cardboard box, how fun!
details from Martha here
Cardboard Tube Rocket Ship 3 of 22Rocketships are so awesome, what a fun project!
another great Martha find
Custom Wood Dominos 4 of 22Make some toddler friendly dominos with this fun idea.
find it here from Artsy Ants
Dashboard Toy 5 of 22Retrofit a piece of pegboard with all the dashboard fixtures, super fun!
from The Boo and the Boy
Crayon Roll 6 of 22If you haven't made one of these yet you need to. No more loose crayons!
easy DIY here from Skip To My Lou
DIY Sock Monkey Friends 7 of 22Warning, there is some basic sewing involved with these fun guys!
find the tutorial here from A Beautiful Mess
Tree House Play Scene 8 of 22Make a super awesome tree house with a few basic components. I think it looks more complicated than it actually is.
find out how it's done from Childhood 101
Laminated Dot-to-Dot Games and Mazes 9 of 22This smart mom printed off a bunch of mazes and connect the dot worksheets and had them laminated, genius!
Felt Finger Puppets 10 of 22I love making things with felt and think these finger puppets are such a cute idea.
find all the details from Serving Pink Lemonade
Hand Painted Peg Figurines 11 of 22You can pick up these unpainted peg people from a craft supply store and personalize them to your heart's desire.
via Aesthetic Outburst
Crinkle Toy 12 of 22I've seen a few different versions of these crinkle toys for babies floating around. This one from Kids Activities Blog is meant to get older siblings involved.
find all the details here
No Sew Superhero Mask 13 of 22Keep your little superhero outfitted right with this easy DIY mask.
find out how here from Kinderpendent
Ocean In A Bottle 14 of 22Made with a few simple components, this toy will make for hours of fun!
get all the info here from Lilla-A-Design
Pattern Play Blocks 15 of 22You can buy pre-cut blocks from the craft store for this project or use some scrap wood and cut it down to size.
find it at Play Eat Grow
Cardboard Parking Garage 16 of 22This one uses an IKEA Forsa box but I think any box will do just fine.
find it here at Apartment Therapy
Roll-up Chalkboard Mat 17 of 22Take this chalkboard on the road!
details here from the Polka Dot Chair
Shapes And Colors Memory Game 18 of 22Using felt and wood discs, this matching game is perfect for toddlers.
details here from Dandee Designs
Sock Money Puppets 19 of 22Make awesome sock monkey puppets out of a plain old paper bag, these are awesome!
from Mom Inc. Daily
Threading Stick 20 of 22Sometimes people's creativity blows me away. Make this cleaver threading game with a stick, a drill, and a shoelace.
via Mini Eco
Toy Car Travel Roll 21 of 22Keep track of those matchbox cars with this cool roll/mat.
details here from Homeade By Jill
Quiet Book 22 of 22Quiet books are so great, here's a cute one from Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows.
click here for all the info
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