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5 Fun DIY Toys and Games

Kids learn, experiment and grow through play—so imagine how much more creativity can happen if they’re making their playthings as well! Here are five fun projects that let children make DIY toys—and play with them too.

snake craft by krafty kym

1. Sssssssnakey Craft by Krafty Kym

2013 was the Chinese Year of the Snake, so send it off with a sssssslither. This fun project uses recycled cardboard tubes—and the more you have, the longer your snake can be! This is a great art project that even toddlers can make.

credit card flipper by daddiest

2. Credit Card Flipper by Daddiest

Got some old credit cards or gift cards lying around? Make a snappy flipper that will keep kids entertained for hours!


3. Indoor Hopscotch Mat by A Girl and a Glue Gun

Cabin fever—what’s that? Team up with your kids to make this fun indoor hopscotch mat and everyone will be bouncing around having a great time.


4. No-Sew Sock Buddies by The Purple Pug

Finally—the perfect project for using up all those stray socks! These no-sew “bros”  are awesome for tossing around, playing catch, or giving as cute little “just because” presents!


5. Cereal Box Games by Teach Me Mommy

These two simple games are a blast to create and even more fun to play! Perfect for a fun fishing challenge and a toddler-friendly pom-pom blowing maze.



Mary Lou Hidalgo is a creative thinker who likes to make things and make things up with her four kids. Specialties include: huge messes, fortunate mistakes and serendipitous discoveries.