There are lots of fun and frugal toys you can make for your children that they will surely love! Homemade toys make great holiday gifts, too!
Get Up & Move Dice This easy to make game will get the kids moving in imaginative ways. Total cost to make these dice is under $5
Tool Bench This tool bench was made from an old night stand and is better than any store bought bench. Don't have a nightstand to use? Check your local thrift stores.
A Geoboard Geoboards are great for color sorting, learning shapes, early math concepts, and more! See how to make your own at Crayon Box Chronicles.
DIY Marble Run This toy is so incredibly easy to make and SO FUN. See how to make your own; Ramblings from Utopia shows us how
Homemade Jet Pack I have seen jet packs like this all over Pinterest, and it is easy to see why. SO FUN! I love how this one from The Pinning Mama turned out.
DIY Dollhouse Why buy what you can make? This dollhouse from Sutton House is beautiful. Get the design template here.
A GIANT Chalkboard There isn't a kid in tow who wouldn't love this! Even I want to play.... from Apartment Therapy
Hop Scotch Play Mat I love toys that keep the kids moving indoors. Ones you can make yourself are even better.... from A Girl and a Glue Gun
Magnetic Chalk Board This DIY chalk board is played with every single day in our home. It costs under $20 to make and gives the girls a large creative space. Given that it is magnetic- it lends itself to endless possibilities for learning and creating
Wooden Peg Dolls This are super cute and super simple, gotta love that! From Homemade by Jill
DIY Light Box The girls love their homemade light box, and there really are so many ways to play and explore with it
Sock Puppets My girls love puppets and we always have socks without a match on hand. Aren't these adorable? See how to make them at Spoonful.
SLIME! What kid doesn't love slime? My girls sure do. Mixing up a batch is fast and very inexpensive. Present it in a mason jar with a cute label- makes a fantastic stocking stuffer! Check out our slime recipes collection for lots of great ideas.
A Dress Up Headquaters Turn an old dresser into a dress up dream. Don't have a dresser to use? Check local thrift stores
Sensory Bags Sensory bags are simple to make and fun for kids of all ages! They allow little ones to explore messy materials in a MESS FREE way. You can find some great sensory bag ideas here and here.
Homemade Gifts for Kids