Before you buy something new, try making your own homemade toys for babies and kids. From mobiles and sensory boards to puzzles, you can make many easy DIY projects that your baby will love!
Most parents know what it’s like to accumulate a volume of toys that your kids forget about. And most of those toys aren't helping them learn about shapes or develop their math skills. That’s where these easy homemade toys come into play! You don’t need a special kit or any artsy ability to make them, and you can probably make them from items you already have in a cabinet or drawer. Here are some of our favorite options that will make playtime especially fun. Be sure to share your own toy ideas on your favorite family app!
When it comes to homemade toys, simplicity is key! A toddler might even be more entertained banging around with pots and pans in the kitchen than by the newest flashy toy. So when you're making a toy, use it as a way to inspire them as they explore.
Almost anything, whether it’s a box, a stick, or even plastic utensils, can be a way to spark the imagination. So use that sense of wonder as a way to incorporate ingenuity into your child’s educational toys. A few simple materials like white poster board, tape, and scissors can be a great starting point to create educational crafts. Try one of these unique learning toys today!
There are plenty of options for educational toys that you don’t have to go out and buy. Skip the store and get your little one to help with the following simple crafts (especially with decorating). Share your own crafts with others on FamilyApp!
Sensory Board - Babies and toddlers are all about learning shapes and textures. A sensory board can be great for developing their sense of touch! Get a bulletin board or other flat surface and cover it with things like carpet swatches, buttons, and found objects. We love this sensory board idea by Rimonda at @learn.play.explore on Instagram!
Stores and companies want you to buy the latest and greatest toys. In reality, you can make plenty of educational toys for toddlers without leaving your home!
With all of the educational toys out there, you have plenty of ways to make the most of playtime your little one, and you don't need to spend a lot of money or leave your house to do it. With a few simple objects like a box or contact paper, use your creativity, and make something new! Do you have any favorite educational DIY toys for babies? Share them with other parents in our comments, or share your own DIY toys for toddlers on your favorite family app!