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Catapult Paper Airplanes

Catapult Paper Airplanes Catapult Paper Airplanes are amazing homemade toys and physics lessons for kids! Educational crafts like this are a fun way for kids to play and learn about science while making fun paper airplanes!


Funky DIY Doll House

Funky DIY Doll House Making a custom doll house doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, this Funky DIY Doll House is the thriftiest homemade doll house you'll ever find. These duct tape crafts will allow your little ones to become architects as they design their very own doll house. Kids will have a blast choosing a different pattern of duct tape for every room, so they'll love making their Funky DIY Doll House just as much as they'll love playing with it once it's complete.


Lots of Slots Paper Animals

Lots of Slots Paper Animals Unleash the wild kingdom into your house by making these Lots of Slots Paper Animals. If you follow the link to these craft instructions, you'll see that there is a free animal printable for four types of animals in case you need help. This project shows you how easy and fun it is to make your own toys. It's so simple to make paper animals that stand up. Use your imagination to make these creatures run, jump and roar. Go wild with paper crafts.


Thrifty Cardboard Pirate Ship

Thrifty Cardboard Pirate Ship Traversing the high seas doesn't have to come at a high price. The Thrifty Cardboard Pirate ship is one of the most budget-friendly homemade toys around, and it's also one of the most fun. You'll be amazed at how much enjoyment can come out of so few materials. This amazing recycled craft can be finished in under an hour, so kids will be lost in a world of pretend play in no time at all. Plus, they can customize this homemade toy any way they want to truly make it special.


Simple and Sweet Yarn Dolls

Simple and Sweet Yarn Dolls Use your scraps to make yarn crafts for kids. The amount of leftover yarn you have will determine the size of your Simple and Sweet Yarn Dolls. These cuties are soft as can be, so they're the perfect gift for newborn babies or toddlers. If your little sister's birthday is coming up, make her one of these sweet dolls and watch her face light up. She'll carry her gift with her everywhere she goes. Art projects for children don't have to cost a lot to be worthwhile, and if you have extra yarn lying around your house, this craft is free. Once you see how much you love your new toy, you'll want to make more.


DIY Ice Cream Play Set

DIY Ice Cream Play Set With these fun homemade toys, your little ones can head up their very own ice cream parlor. The DIY Ice Cream Play Set is a fun yarn craft for kids to make, especially if they love making pompoms. You can use these homemade toys in a few different ways. You can create a special matching game, or your little ones can scoop their pretend ice cream into the fabric cones. No matter how you choose to play, the DIY Ice Cream Play Set is a shoo-in for a good time.


Felt Caterpillar Play Kit

Felt Caterpillar Play Kit Do you have extra pieces of felt in the house? Use up your scraps with this felt craft for kids! The Felt Caterpillar Play Kit is a great activity for quiet play, since little ones will be hard at work creating their own caterpillars and bugs. You can whip up this homemade toy in a matter of minutes, and it's relatively inexpensive to make. The Felt Caterpillar Play Kit also makes the perfect travel activity for kids to take on the go.


Good Ship Twiggy

Good Ship Twiggy Sail the seven seas, or just a puddle, with the Good Ship Twiggy. This is a phenomenal idea for homemade toys and bath crafts for kids because it floats on any type of water and can be made again and again. Anchors aweigh!


Unstoppable Bouncing Bubbles

Unstoppable Bouncing Bubbles Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime because these are no ordinary bubbles. Unstoppable Bouncing Bubbles don't pop, but instead, they bounce. How do you make bubbles bounce? Easy. Follow this simple tutorial for homemade bubble solution that's absolutely magical. Take these bouncing bubbles outside on a hot summer day or keep them inside to bounce in your bath. Just like Tigger, these bubbles bounce and bounce and bounce until you're ready for the next one. Listen for oohs and ahs from the mouths of onlookers as they wonder how do you make bubbles bounce.


DIY Rainbow Loom

DIY Rainbow Loom Now you wont have to figure out where to buy a rainbow loom. Save money and make this DIY Rainbow Loom instead! The DIY Rainbow Loom works just as well as the plastic looms, but it wont break. All you have to do is raid your tool shed and ask Mom and Dad to help you with the hammer. Learning how to make your own Rainbow Loom is surprisingly easy, and this tutorial's simple instructions will help you get exactly the right measurements to create Rainbow Loom bracelets.


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