When choosing toys and games to keep the toddlers in our lives occupied, we have many things to consider, but especially how to find safe toddler toys!
There is also the part of us that worries about spending too much money on toddler toys and games that will only be used for a short period of time.
So, to help us occupy the hands and minds of our little ones AND save us a bit of dough, I have compiled a list of handmade toddler toys.
If you have older kids, they can help you get the toys made before passing them off to their younger siblings. Win, win!
Handmade Toddler Toys
Make a simple button snake to help develop your child’s fine motor skills. Get the older kids to help you cut the felt and ribbon.
This DIY Matching Game could be used to not only teach vital matching and memory skills, but also housekeeping skills! I can think of a million uses for it. LOVE!
How about a fun and easy Mitten Matching Game? It is cold right now making this a perfect game!
This is going to take some extra supervision – no cooking dinner or going to the bathroom while the toddlers are playing with these DIY Stamps for Kids. In my house, my entire 5,196 square foot house would be cover 3 feet high in 2.6 seconds flat. 🙂
I am completely in love with this homemade cardboard drop box! What shapes can you find around your home?
When I was little, we had a HUGE Oak tree in our backyard. My brother and I spent hours in it – one of the “toys” we had was a bucket that we used to hoist our snacks and stuff up into the tree. This Rope & Bucket Contraption is very similar and looks like loads of fun!
This Homemade Bubble Blower is so easy! I can’t believe I never thought of this before. Smart AND fun – YAY!
Some trash, a few screws, and a piece of wood is all it takes to make this super fun DIY Recycled Water Wall – I bet even my 9 year old would love this! Don’t be surprised if we add this to the yard here at Miller Manor this summer!
Fun DIY Recycled Building Blocks – doesn’t get any more budget friendly than this!
More Resources for Toddlers:
21 Fun Indoor Activities for Toddlers