ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best homemade toys for kids (patterns and tutorials)

Updated on July 29, 2013
Source

Great Homemade Gifts for Children & Toddlers

Everyone appreciates a homemade gift and kids are no different, naturally if you make something they will like!

This page features lots of great handmade tutorials from the lovable stuffed toys to activity mats and more.

You will find a DIY toy project for all skills and all children tastes so picking out the best one shouldn't be a problem.

All photos used with permission or within TOS of the author.

Homemade Plush Toy: Pinkie Pie from My Little Ponnies

Source

Did you have homemade toys as a kid?

See results

All kids love stuffed toys so they do make a great home-made gift.

There are many animals you can make but if you are making a gift for a girl My Little Pony is the way to go! Check out the tutorial at Imagine our Life to make your own.

Rag Dolls - Girls will love this homemade toy!

Source

I had a rag doll when I was a kid, most of the girls had one. You can easily make your own and Imagine our Life will show you how to.

Homemade activity mats make a great gift for boys and girls

Who are you making the gift for?

See results

Batman activity mat will have the boys jumping up and down! It's super easy to make and you will find all the instructions you need at A Girl and a Glue Gun.

There are so many possibilities with activity mats, you can make superheroes, girly mat, animals, farms, airport you name it.

Fabric Fold-able Doll House

Source

A soft, fold-able doll house sure sounds like fun doesn't it? The one on the picture is perfect for girls but wit a little creativity you can make something for the boys too, I am thinking about a parking house, airport...

This doll house was made by A Girl And A Glue Gun so be sure to check out all the how to's and get all the tricks and tips.

Doll houses are a great homemade gifts for girls

Source

You can make a dollhouse out of cardboard (shoe boxes are great) or you can make a wooden one as this one will last for ages.

You can buy the plans at your local craft store or you can try your luck with the free ones that can be found online.

Homemade Puppets!

Source

Another fun project are the puppets - to make the ones on the picture head over too So you think you're crafty? and get on sewing (well very little sewing is needed).

Stick Horse

These are great! You can make them out of an old sock, felt or even out of cardboard.

The kids will love riding their new toy outdoors (and indoors if you will let them) which will keep them fit.

Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • listsnthings profile image

      Anna Christie 

      3 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      What great homemade gifts for Christmas, I wish I was so creative!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)