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17 Awesome Homemade Toys for Toddlers

By Emily |

I think one of the most fun parts of being a parent is watching your child play. Whether it’s building a city with blocks, or using their imagination to pretend they are captains of a ship sailing on the sea and trying to get away from sea monsters, it is just so amazing to watch their little minds work.

Of course, open-ended toys that allow for all different kinds of fun and imaginative play are a better option than toys that do most of the playing for the child.

One great way to provide fun open-ended toys for your kids is to make them yourself, from items you may already have sitting around your house.

As a part of our No TV Month Challenge, I want to try to make a few new toys for my kids to play with and enjoy, so I’ve been gathering some ideas and inspiration.

Here are 17 great ideas for homemade toys for toddlers:

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Homemade Toys for Toddlers

Chalkboard Paint Blocks

Painting basic wood blocks with chalkboard paint will provide endless fun and activities for your little one!
Inspiration for Chalkboard Paint Blocks

Does your toddler have a favorite toy that you’ve made for them?

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Emily McClements is passionate about caring for creation while saving money at the same time. She is a blessed wife and mama to three young children, and blogs about her family's journey toward natural and green living on a budget at Live Renewed. Read bio and latest posts → Read Emily's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “17 Awesome Homemade Toys for Toddlers

  1. Krissa says:

    I love the chalkboard paint blocks…such a fun idea. I made my daughter a game of Memory using pics of her, family, and friends and she really likes that.

  2. Emily says:

    I used to love making mud pies as a kid! One of the best things was when my mom bought me some colored sand that I could mix in.

  3. L&J Haritage Toys says:

    We build wood toys and design alot of our owen.
    Have been in business for 20 years .
    Building blocks, old fashion cars and trucks of all kinds.
    Fire trucks. dumptrucks, flatbeds. semis, Logging trucks, delivery trucks.
    Air plans. Trains , tractors and wagons of all sizes,.
    If you want a toy designed ,
    We will work with your details.
    Small wood boxs. small doll rocking chairs,
    We are in wisconsin ,
    All our toys a built out of soft and hard pine and but to geather with tight bond glue,
    There are no screws , nails, bolts, or wire to assemble our toys or staples
    We do not paint our toy and leave that up to the customer unless you want it done.
    Or you may do this your self
    L&J Haritage Toy.
    608 -647-5290
    119 spruce street .
    Richland Center, Wis 53581
    Building thae past for the future
    xb46@live .com
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  4. Alexis mould says:

    MY sister love toys could you come up with one that involves a basket paper air plane fake cell phone 2 chairs and a blanket thanks

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