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32 Homemade Toys Kids Can Make

By: Jaclyn Holtzman, Editor,
Homemade Toys Kids Can Make

The glee that is seen on children’s faces when they open a toy that they’ve been waiting for is priceless. Well, no. It’s not priceless. It’s actually quite pricey. Kids’ toys these days are sometimes of bank-busting status, but crushing little ones’ wishes to get a Lite Brite, a dollhouse, and a Millenium Falcon Playset on their birthday seems downright mean. Luckily, all of these toys can be handmade by kids, and that makes the gift double the fun. Not only do the munchkins get what they want in the end, but they got to create it, too!

Everything seems to be a little bit cooler or slightly more special when it’s handmade. When it seems like every other day kids want to do something new, knowing how to make homemade toys keeps your wallet full and your memories that much more exciting. “Let’s go fly a kite, Grandpa.” No problem! “I want to learn how to juggle, Mom.” Sure thing. “The only thing I’ll do today is shoot a rocket.” I’m on it.

When kids’ interests change by the minute, it’s not always economically wise to buy them every toy that happens to be the flavor of the week. With 32 Homemade Toys Kids Can Make, you’ll be able to stay on track with your sweetheart’s hobby of the day and your bank’s withdrawal limit.

Your little ones will have the best time making homemade toys that shoot off and fly, bounce as high as the sky, or are made for tiny guys. Now, your kids can have any toy they want because it will cost you hardly anything since their crafty hands will do the work. Kids can make anything that they put their minds to, and they’ll definitely be putting their minds to making their favorite toys homemade.

Off Like a Rocket Crafts

Clothespin Airplanes

3, 2, 1, blastoff! Nothing is more exciting than seeing a craft that your kids created fly into the sky by means of a catapult, a toy gun, a shooter, or a rocket. All of these fun crafts involve some type of science that can be taught alongside the project. No need to go into the details, but explaining general science principles can only lead to young scientists!

Knock-Off Toys Kids Can Make

Glowing Homemade Lite-Brite

Stop spending hundreds of dollars for every gift-giving occasion. Regardless of how much you love the little ones in your life, excessive amounts of money don't need to be spent. Handmade toys that you two can craft together are much more meaningful and rewarding. Your kids can make a pinball machine at home. I don't care what you've got wrapped; it doesn't get any cooler than that.

Other Fun Homemade Toys

Rolling Toy Cars and Trucks

The possibilities are endless when it comes to homemade toys kids can make. If your kids see an item on TV that they're dying to get, try to brainstorm different ways that they can make it on their own. Their friends' store-bought slime may be cool, but it won't compare to their Sparkle Slime that they made with their own hands. And that bouncy ball that their classmates use? It bounces, but did they make it? Didn't think so!

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