15 Easy Homemade Toys Perfect for Gift Giving


Here are cool DIY toys for kids. These homemade toys are perfect for kids aged 2 to 9 years old and include pictured tutorials for wooden puzzles, framed lacers, sling shot, craft table, felt food, market store, lego table and so much more.

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DIY Toys

DIY Toys

1.  Frame Lacers ~ This framed lacer board is such a great idea for your toddler or preschooler. Made from a wooden frame. Hours of enjoyment to be had with this fun toy, perfect for on the go!

DIY Wooden Shape Puzzles

2.  DIY Wooden Shape Puzzles ~ These wooden shape puzzles are a fun and easy craft for to encourage mathematical skills in school age children. 

DIY Sling Shot

3.  DIY Sling Shot ~  Whip up a few of these sling shots to help your kiddos with their target aim.  They’ll be the coolest kids on the block!

DIY Toy Fishing Pole

4.  DIY Toy Fishing Pole ~ Kids love to play fishing games. You can make these cute little fish out of fabric and magnets. 

DIY Felt Play Food

Homemade Toys

5.  DIY Felt Play Food ~ If you have a little chef in your life, they are sure to love this gift. This homemade set includes food pieces to build the perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Food Market

6.  Food Market ~ This is a really cheap and easy way to make a fun and original food market for your little one. A great tutorial to use dated or extra furniture.

A Frame Pup Tents

7.  A Frame Pup Tents ~ A collapsible play tent made from wooden 1” x 2” boards.  Perfect to easily store away when not in use.

DIY Tree Swing

8.  DIY Tree Swing ~ What kid doesn’t love to swing so high that they can touch the sky!?  With the tutorial you’ll learn how to make one from scratch! The finished product looks amazing and will provide countless hours of fun!

Stick Horse DIY

9.  Stick Horse DIY ~ Here is a great tutorial where you’ll learn how to make the classic stick horse! Perfect even if you don’t have a sewing machine, you’ll just need a needle and thread. This would make a lovely gift for a young child!

Easy Doll Clothing Storage Rack

10.  Easy Doll Clothing Storage Rack ~ American girl dolls and their accessories are an investment, this tutorial shows you how to easily build a doll clothing rack. Great for storage and displays them so choosing the perfect outfit will be easy! {wink} The finishing touch is to paint and personalize! A fabulously functional project!

Craft Desk for Kids

11.  Craft Desk for Kids ~ This crafty workspace is perfect for your littles to make all kinds of things! Minimal and efficient, this work desk exudes creativity. My younger kids have loved getting to create with this new toy.

Toy Making

Toy Making

12.  Chalkboard City Blocks ~ Here is a fabulous DIY project that your little girl or boy will love! A very inexpensive project, all you need is a piece of lumber from your local hardware store and some chalkboard paint! If you don’t have the power tools at home to cut it then most hardware stores will do straight cuts for free! These fun building blocks could also make a fabulous Christmas gift!

Personalized Lego Tray

13.  Personalized Lego Tray ~ If you have or know of a Lego lover then this tray is perfection! With this tutorial you’ll learn how to create this tray from scratch. Such a clever idea, make a great gift!

DIY Denim Toy Road

14.  DIY Denim Toy Road ~ Here is a DIY craft project made with the cars enthusiast in mind! Create this road or track with old jeans and scissors! Easy and inexpensive to make, super fun for your little guy to built and play with!

Free Superhero Cape Pattern & Logo

15.  Free Superhero Cape Pattern & Logo ~ These capes are perfect for the little superhero’s at your house! Super easy to make with this pattern and tutorial. All you’ll need is fabric, thread and your sewing machine!


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