DIY Homemade Toys for Kids

With some creative thinking and some household items, you can easily make fun DIY homemade toys for kids.

No need to spend a ton of money on toys when you can easily make toys for kids.

For the last few years, we have been making DIY toys for younger children because we got tired of buying expensive toys that didn’t last long. We make homemade toys for outdoor play (like these DIY kites) and indoor play so they always have a selection no matter what the weather is like.

DIY Toys for Kids You Can Make

These DIY toys are easy to make and the kids will have a lot of fun playing with them. The homemade kids’ toys use items like cardboard boxes, cardboard tubes, fabric scraps, and other items you can easily get ahold of.

DIY Toys for Kids You Can Make

Creative Toys to Make

Here are some great DIY homemade toys you can make at home. Let the kids get creative with you and help make the toys. Use them as fun summer toys or as gifts for birthdays and holidays!

1. Origami Paper Cup Game

For kids who like games, make them an Origami Paper Cup Game they can play indoors. Turn the cups into a paper ball and cup game. They can throw the paper ball up in the air and try to catch it with the cup.

2. Pretend Play Food

Kids love playing with fake food which is why I love the idea of this Paper Plate Pretend Play Food. They can pretend they are making a meal for someone or working at a restaurant.

3. Texture Blocks

You can make DIY Texture Blocks which are wooden blocks that are decorated with different materials and textures. With each wooden block, you can use fabric like old t-shirts, paper, and other items to give it a different feel.

4. Daisy Chain Beaded Bracelets

Bracelets are always fun to play with and you can make your own Daisy Chain Beaded Bracelets with just a few supplies. Bracelets can be fun DIY homemade toys for pretend play.

5. DIY Cardboard Harp

Musical toys are always fun for kids to play with. You can make your own DIY Cardboard Harp.

6. Suitcase Dinosaur World

Inside this Dinosaur World In A Suitcase is a world of dinosaurs and imaginative play. Kids can pretend play with their dinosaur action figures and you can neatly pack it up when they’re finished playing.

7. DIY Mini Magna Tiles

Magnetic tiles are fun to play with. Kids love watching them snap together as they build. These DIY Mini Magna Tiles are made from wooden squares and triangles.

8. Cardboard Puzzle

A great way to use up an old cardboard box is to turn it into a fun Cardboard Puzzle. You can cut the box into various pieces and have the kids put it back together to complete the puzzle.

9. Clothespin Cars

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Use clothespins to make car toys for kids. You can then make a DIY race track for them to race the Clothespin Cars on.

10. Painted Rock Noughts and Cross Game

The DIY Painted Rock Noughts and Crosses Game is like tic tac toe with rocks and you can easily make this at home with just a few supplies.

11. Foam Shark Puppet

Puppets are fun for younger kids so making a Foam Shark Puppet is something the kids will love playing with.

12. Flamingo Pull Toy

Pull toys are fun toys that an older child can play with. Hello Wonderful has a fun DIY Flamingo Pull Toy that you can make.

13. DIY Butterfly Wings

DIY Felt Monarch Butterfly Wings are perfect toys to make for kids who love to run around outside. They can wear the wings and pretend they are a butterfly flying around the yard.

14. Sock Mouse

I remember playing with sock puppets when I was younger. They were fairly popular and you could find them in all different styles, characters, and colors. You can make your own Sock Mouse for the kids to play with.

14. Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets

Use pipe cleaners to make your own DIY toys like these Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets. The kids can use the finger puppets to put on shows.

15. Book Jacket Jigsaw Puzzle

Here’s a simple DIY toy that you can make using old book jackets/covers. Turn them into a Book Jacket Jigsaw Puzzle for kids to play with.

16. Clay Tic Tac Toe

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It’s good to have a variety of different toys. If your kids love playing tic tac toe, you can make this Clay Tic Tac Toe Game for them.

17. Slow Cooker Playdough

It’s easy to make your own play dough at home with this Slow Cooker Playdough recipe.

18. Dancing Flamingo Puppet

Kids will have so much fun playing with their homemade Dancing Flamingo Puppet. Puppets make great DIY homemade toys because they promote creative play.

19. DIY Watermelon Squishy Toy

Squishies are still popular toys for kids to play with. Instead of purchasing them, make your own. You can get creative with the shapes and colors or make something like this cute DIY Watermelon Squishy Toy.

20. Cardboard Stackers

Cardboard Stackers are made with pieces of cardboard and are small enough for little hands. As they stack and play kids will be working on their fine motor skills and more.

21. No Cook Jello Playdough

As you can see from the title, this No Cook Jello Playdough is something you can easily make without cooking anything.

22. Shooting Hoops Toy

Here’s a fun DIY toy kids will love. Use a big cardboard box to create this Shooting Hoops Basketball Toy. Kids can practice making the ball into the makeshift basketball hoop.

23. DIY Mini Camping Set

Here’s a fun DIY homemade toy you can make for kids to go with their figurines. It’s a DIY Mini Camping Play Set that includes a little campfire and tents that are made from popsicle sticks.

If you have leftover popsicle sticks, have the kids make some fun popsicle stick crafts after they are done playing.

24. Paper Plate Frankenstein Mask

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Kids love to pretend they are their favorite characters. If they like the big cuddly green monster, this Paper Plate Frankenstein Mask should be on your list of DIY homemade toys.

25. Butterfly Slime

One of the easiest DIY homemade toys you can make is slime. It doesn’t take many ingredients and you can get creative with it. For instance, you can make this Sparkly Butterfly Slime for the kids.

26. Cardboard Spaceship

Let the kids pretend they are going to outer space with this DIY Cardboard Spaceship.

27. Toy Catapult

Rubber bands, a plastic spoon, and some popsicle sticks or wooden sticks are used to make this fun DIY Toy Catapult toy. You can get the kids to help you put together the toy project for even more fun.

28. DIY Stick Horse

I love these creative DIY Stick Horse. It will be fun to see the kids run around the yard playing with the stick horses.

29. Sensory Bottles

DIY sensory toys like this Under the Sea Sensory Bottle are extremely easy to make.

More DIY Homemade Toys

Story Cubes

Wooden Weaving Loom

DIY Farm Play Mat

Felt Mermaid Doll

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Denim Bean Bag Game

DIY Toy Wooden Barn

Paper Squishies

Sewn Rock Dinosaur

DIY Lipgloss Keychain

Sensory Rainbow Rice

Make DIY homemade toys for kids with just a few simple supplies and some creativity. Kids will have a blast with the DIY toys.

DIY Homemade Toys for Kids

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