We love DIY toys. It’s so much fun taking things from around the house and turning them into a fun toy for our kids.

by Liz

Even better than that, is saving money on all the many toys our kids take from the package and only play with a couple of times.

We’ve been gathering lots of ideas and tutorials and are sharing them here with you today. The list keeps growing so make sure to come back and check it often!


Bouncy Ball – Yes, you can easily make your very own bouncy ball right at home!

Baby Toy – This is a sweet DIY toy that an older sibling can make for a new baby.

Balloon Play House – Make this DIY balloon house for a fun and inexpensive birthday party activity.

Bubble Wand – Use this household item as a bubble wand.

Dollhouse Furniture – Got an empty doll house? Make your very own miniature furniture!

Shape Sorter – Take a cardboard box and whatever blocks you have around the house and make your kids a shape sorter.

Play Dough Toys – This is a really fun DIY toy to use with play dough and if you have little ones at home, you probably have the special ingredient!

Miniature Soccer Game – Can’t play outside? Play soccer indoors without knocking over the living room lamp.

Foam Bath Toys – Use foam to make sea creatures to play with during bath time.

Car Parking Garage – All you need to make your kids a really fun car parking garage is a marker and a couple manilla folders.

Here are the rest, and you can even add your own! By linking up, you give other blogs permission to link back to your site and use one photo in a roundup post. Family friendly links only, please.