- 17 DIY toddler busy boards to make at home
- Worksite this way
- Fill ‘er up!
- Buckle up
- A recipe for fun
- Trophy home busy board
- Latches by letter
- Peggy do
- Added learning
- Fun x 2
- Home, sweet, home
- Four Etsy Finds
- 1. Farm-tastic
- 2. Wheelie fun
- 3. Stand-alone activities
- 4. Travel-size
- Find More: Activities for Toddlers
- 70+ Homemade Toys to Make for Kids
- Homemade Lacing Toys:
- Homemade Felt Toys for Toddlers:
- DIY Activity boards for the playroom or classroom:
- Upcycled Homemade Dollhouses:
- Homemade Stamps:
- Toys from upcycled furniture:
- Homemade toys for babies:
- Homemade Sock Toys:
- Toys from the Recycle Bin:
- Homemade Toys for Outdoors:
- Homemade Quiet Books:
- Homemade Activity Boards:
- Homemade Doll Toys:
- Homemade Indoor Hopscotch:
- Homemade Forts and Tents:
- Homemade Puzzles for Toddlers:
- Homemade Toys for Gross Motor Development:
- Homemade Coloured and Textured Blocks:
- Fine Motor Toys to Make for Kids:
- Stones for Play:
- Homemade Toys for Car-Loving Kids:
- Homemade Play Kitchen Toys:
- More homemade blocks to make:
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17 DIY toddler busy boards to make at home
‘Busy’ takes on a whole new meaning when there’s a toddler in the picture. With boundless energy, enquiring minds and fingers that want to poke, pull and prise open EVERYTHING, (including emptying the saucepan cupboard onto the kitchen floor on a daily basis!) toddlers are the ultimate junior explorers. Watch out, Indiana Jones!
Rather than navigating an overgrown jungle path to find a hidden tomb, busy boards are a wonderful substitute! Brilliant for sensory and fine motor development, busy boards are good ‘old fashioned play’ at their best.
Here are our favourite 17 DIY busy boards for toddlers. Build one at home and let the adventure begin.
Open, shut them, open, shut them, have a little clap as toddlers find family photos hidden behind flaps. (via Busy Toddler)
Worksite this way
Latch onto this construction-themed busy board. With locks and light switches, it’s a worksite for bambino builders. (via Millionayres)
Fill ‘er up!
Beep, beep, vroom, vroom and off we go! This car dashboard has everything a learner needs – rear view mirror, gears, fuel gauge, speedo and, of course, a radio for on-road tunes. (via And Next Comes L)
Fine-tune those fine motor skills with this fabric DIY board. Zips, buttons, buckles, bows and velcro – ooo yeah. (via I’m Shunk)
A recipe for fun
This DIY board is full of felty goodness. Hungry little caterpillars will go to town arranging bits of food. (via Buggy and Buddy)
Trophy home busy board
This busy board has the right angle for large-scale play. With a chalkboard on the back, rhythm stick on the side and mega fun up-front, it’s the corner piece of toddler civilisation. (via We Became Three)
Great things come in small packages too and this small-scale busy board is nice and simple! The baby blue suits toddlers too. (via bre pea. at Peacoats and Plaid)
Latches by letter
Add the personal touch with a backboard in the shape of an initial. Anyone handy with a jigsaw? The tool, that is. (via Dig This Design)
Donut walls, Nerf storage, style statements…. Is there anything a pegboard can’t do? Now add ‘busy board’ to its list of accomplishments with this colourful construction. (via Life Inspired)
Parents can count on this busy board to teach littlies their numbers. Hum along with the Sesame Street song as they play. “1, 2, 3, 4 …” (via BabyBlog Russia)
Fun x 2
It’s sensory play on the double, with these fluffy, bright and noisy busy boards. Siblings are sorted! (via Fun At Home With Kids)
The electronic doorbell is a massive hit on this one and, with a handle at the top, it’s convenient to carry the noise fun anywhere. Hello Granny’s house! (via Where The Smiles Have Been)
Home, sweet, home
Speaking of houses, this doll’s house busy board is pretty as a picture. Open wide, come inside, it’s play time. (via Materiales Biosori)
Four Etsy Finds
There’s lots of DIY inspiration at Etsy, plus some beautiful busy boards to pick up ready-made. Here are four fab ideas:
With music and animals, this one calls for a rendition of ‘Old MacDonald had a toddler’. Available from Woodle Doodle Shop, ($121.62)
2. Wheelie fun
Take the car idea up a gear with this vehicle-shaped busy board. Pick one up from The Rus Wood ($114.86)
3. Stand-alone activities
An easel is a clever way to combine busy board and chalkboard. Make one at home or explore the readymade route. Grab yours at Busyboard iBoard ($162.16)
Passport? Check! Toiletry bag? Check! Travel-ready busy board? Check! Jump over to Maxi Baby Toys ($87.84) to get yours.
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70+ Homemade Toys to Make for Kids
If you make homemade gifts for your kids, grandkids, daycare kids or students at Christmas, you will love this collection of 70+ terrific homemade toys that you can make and give.
With the holidays not too far off, I’ve been busy gathering lots of homemade gift ideas.
Recently, I rounded up dozens of homemade gifts that kids can make for grown ups, and that post was so popular, I thought I’d share a collection of homemade gifts that grown-ups can make for kids.
I got a little carried away because, holy cow, there are a TON of homemade toy ideas floating around on the internet. Toys for babies, toddler toys, toys for preschool boys and girls. Toys made from old furniture or from items in your recycle bin, toys made from stuff you already have around the house, and toys made from inexpensive thrift shop finds.
All in all, I’ve found over 70 homemade kids’ toys that you can totally make at home. Whether you’re looking for a toy you can sew, craft or build for the child in your life, you’re sure to find inspiration in this collection. Enjoy!
All of these toys are fairly easy and inexpensive to make. Some are knock-offs of brand name toys, and some of these toy ideas are truly original. One thing is certain – they’re all perfect if you to give kids handmade gifts at Christmas, birthdays or any day!
Homemade Lacing Toys:
These simple lacing frames are easy to make and great for helping little ones develop their fine motor skills. – Babble Dabble Do
Shaped foam lacers are easy for little hands to grip and a fun way to practice threading skills. – Powerful Mothering
I adore this all-natural, stick threading game by Mini Eco.
Homemade Felt Toys for Toddlers:
Here’s a soft and colourful way for toddlers to explore the alphabet: stuffed, hand-sewn felt letters by Buggy and Buddy.
Make a no-sew, alphabet pocket chart to help little ones learn their letters. – Lalymom
I see countless hours of creating and re-creating here with this gorgeous potato head felt set. – jocelynandjasonblogspot
DIY Activity boards for the playroom or classroom:
Babies and toddlers will LOVE exploring all the textures and gadgets on these awesome sensory boards by Fun at Home with Kids.
Make a latch board Domesticesq did with random bits and bobs from the work shop or hardware store.
My boys would’ve LOVED a life-sized dashboard this one made from used parts. – And Next Comes L
You can buy similar latch boards and activity boards here with my affiliate link.
Upcycled Homemade Dollhouses:
Got cardboard? Handmade Charlotte shares 6 ways to make a dollhouse a cardboard box.
Mama Papa Bubba shows you how she and her daughter made this simple but beautiful dollhouse from an inexpensive bookshelf.
Learn how to turn an old dresser into a larger-than-life Barbie house. Handy storage drawer in the bottom!
Upcycle the drawers from an old bedside table into this adorably charming dollhouse by Semi Proper.
6 ways to make homemade stamps for toddlers using common household items. – Happy Hooligans
Help your little one learn to spell his name with this simple homemade name stamp by Mama Papa Bubba.
Decorate homemade cards, wrapping paper or fabric projects with this spring flower wine-cork stamp. Happy Hooligans
Kids can make imprints in play dough with these rustic tree block stamps by Two-da-loo.
Toys from upcycled furniture:
I adore this workbench/tool station that The Frugal Granny made from an old bedside table.
How about this AMAZING upcycle? A deluxe play kitchen made from an old tv/entertainment cabinet! – Giggleberry Creations
Fresh Crush transformed a night-stand into a play kitchen for about $30 using cast-offs and inexpensive accessories.
Homemade toys for babies:
Turn your recyclables into a variety of colourful, fine-motor toys for babies and young toddlers. The Imagination Tree
Crafts on Sea has a homemade tag blanket that will delight babies with its crinkling sound and soft, satiny tags.
Childhood 101 shows you how to turn your family photos into a cloth baby book for your little one to enjoy.
Homemade Sock Toys:
Attempting Aloha transforms a sock into a glamorous hobby-horse that any little rider would love.
Turn a sock into an adorable baby rattle with some stuffing and a few simple stitches. – Homemade by Jill
Toys from the Recycle Bin:
An empty plastic bottle + 3 basic kitchen ingredients = a mesmerizing “ocean in a bottle”. – Happy Hooligans
Kids who love to build will enjoy this homemade construction set made from a few pieces of sturdy cardboard – Happy Hooligans
Teach shapes, colours, letters and numbers with this cardboard box turned drop box. The kids have been using ours for years.
If your kids love playing with your good nativity set, make them one of their own. This toilet roll nativity set is easy to make (no sewing required), and your kids will cherish it for years.
Homemade Toys for Outdoors:
It would be so dreamy to spend an afternoon reading in one of these Hula Hoop Hideouts. – Handimania
Ok, I totally want to hang out on this DIY water blob by Homemade Toast. Bonus: It’s leak-proof!
Check out how Dyan turned a few dollar-store shower curtains into this awesome toddler parachute. – And Next Comes L
Homemade Quiet Books:
A quiet book is perfect for those times when you need to keep your kids busy… and quiet. I love this no-sew version by Powerful Mothering.
This busy book by Mouse House has “pages” of colourful quiet activities to keep little hands busy and learning.
Homemade Activity Boards:
Turn an inexpensive oil-drip pan into a gigantic magnet board for the playroom or classroom. – Mama Miss
Make an outdoor easel for your kids to get artsy and creative with in the backyard. – Fantastic Fun and Learning
See how Mama Papa Bubba quickly turned an inexpensive frame into a homemade felt board.
*Want to know an easy way to cut your own felt pieces for your felt board? Check out this awesome felt-cutting tutorial by Juggling with Kids.
Homemade Doll Toys:
Make a fabric doll sling for your little one to carry her babies around in. – Mama Smiles
Check out this whimsical family of wooden spoon dolls decorated by Jess Quinn.
Paint up a set of wooden alphabet dolls for play and learning. – No Time for Flashcards
This really is the best-ever play dough! It keeps for months, so it’s perfect to make ahead and give as a gift. – The Imagination Tree
Did you know you can make your own silly putty? – Coffee Cups and Crayons shows us how.
Homemade Indoor Hopscotch:
I had fun making this homemade cardboard hopscotch. Laying the tiles out helps the hooligans with their number recognition and ordering skills.
Make a new-sew hopscotch mat that you can roll up and tuck away when not in use. There are games on the reverse side too! – A girl with a Glue Gun
You can also buy an indoor hopscotch mat here with my affiliate link.
Homemade Forts and Tents:
Set up a 5-minute teepee in the backyard! What a magical place for a little one to spend a summer afternoon. – Mama Papa Bubba
For those of you who to sew, Cakies shows you how to make a simple A-frame tent for the kids to use indoors or out.
Buy an indoor tent or teepee here with my affiliate link.
Homemade Puzzles for Toddlers:
Adventure in a Box shows you how to make a wooden name puzzle for your child. You’ll have this lovely keepsake for years.
Turn a set of wooden blocks and some family photos into these nifty, interchangeable people puzzles. – Meaningful Mama
Homemade Toys for Gross Motor Development:
See how Hello Wonderful turned a skateboard deck into homemade balance board to help develop core and large-motor strength.
Build a set of simple wood block stompers. They can be used at two different heights depending on the age of your child. – I Can Teach My Child
This bucket and rope contraption was free to make, and it’s provided hundreds of hours of open-ended play here in our backyard.
Homemade Coloured and Textured Blocks:
Fun with Kids at Home shows us how to easily add a pop of vibrant colour to a set of plain wooden blocks. So gorgeous!
Babies and toddlers will love exploring the colours and textures of these homemade sensory blocks. – Fireflies and Mudpies
$3 bucks, a trip to the dollar-store, and some hot-glue will get you this fab set of coloured light blocks. -And Next Comes L
Fine Motor Toys to Make for Kids:
A colourful button snake is easy to make and helps little ones develop their fine motor and buttoning skills. – Happy Hooligans
Put together a sewing basket filled with lots of goodies for a preschooler to explore and practice early sewing skills with.
I just love Crayon Box Chronicles’ homemade geo board. Little ones can sharpen their fine motor skills while learning about shapes and geometry with rubber bands or fabric loops.
Stones for Play:
Make an adorable stone tic-tac-toe game to match your child’s favourite colours, this one from Eighteen 25.
Paint up a set of non-traditional, rock dominoes for the kids to play and learn with. Unfortunately, Childcareland Blog seems to have disappeared from the internet, so you can check out these rock dominoes at The House that Lars Built.
Story Stones are fun and easy to make, and great for narrative play, and developing story-telling skills. – Happy Hooligans
Alphabet stones are perfect for a game of outdoor “hangman” or to simply teach your child their letters through open-ended play.
Homemade Toys for Car-Loving Kids:
Turn your old jeans into fabric roads! Easy to make, and to stash in the diaper bag when you’re going out. – Lil Mop Top
Visit Picklebums to get these free, printable roads. Your kids can build a whole city!
Buggy and Buddy painted up a set of simple wooden roads and ramps for her son. Think of the hours of fun these would provide.
If you love to sew, this amazing car mat would be a super project and keepsake to make for your child or grandchild. – Homemade by Jill
Homemade Play Kitchen Toys:
And Next Comes L has some great felt food ideas that you can make for your child’s play kitchen.
Turn a package of inexpensive kitchen sponges into colourful foam cakes and cookies the ones Inner Child Fun made.
LOVE this! Turn a plastic storage container into a pretend cook-top. Store the baking instruments inside! – And Next Comes L
Make an inexpensive, portable light box using a kitchen storage container and an LED light. Store the toys inside!
And Next Comes L shows you how to turn a basic pegboard into a light bright game for your home or classroom.
Want a full-size light table for much less than it costs to buy one? Check out this step-by-step tutorial from And Next Comes L.
More homemade blocks to make:
I love these colourful magnetic blocks that You Clever Monkey made for their magnet board.
How inviting are these Waldorf-inspired nature blocks that Adventure in a Box made. What a lovely way to build and create.
And last, but not least: take your block building into a new dimension (literally) with a set of these homemade velcro blocks by Chasing Cheerios..
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The Best Fine Motor Toys for Children
Designed for tiny hands to reach for, grab, pull, and twist, this Wooden Bead Rattle by Manhattan Toys improves hand-eye coordination and motor skill development.
With interesting textures, patterns and sounds, these Rainbow Stacking Rings are perfect for helping baby develop dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
Pop Blocs Farm Animals by Melissa & Doug come with 10 mix-and-match pieces to build a horse, cow, pig, sheep and hen. The linkable pieces are great for problem solving and fine motor skills. The bonus is all the adorable animal sounds that will be practiced as well.
Grab it, 'skwish' it, toss it around. This classic Wooden Grasping Rattle has been around for over 30 years because of it’s ability to fascinate and delight little ones.
When it comes to baby rattles this Montessori Baby Rattle is as classic as it gets. Sealed with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, it doubles as a sound making rattle and a soothing teether.
Jumbo Nuts and Bolts are the perfect toy to practice those fine motor skills and improve hand-eye coordination with all the screwing and unscrewing. The set also introduces colors, shapes and the concepts of matching and sorting.
Lacing toys are excellent for encouraging fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, plus they are generally small enough to throw into a diaper bag so baby can be entertained wherever you may be. There are tons of variations on the classic, but we especially love this apple, this twin peaks mountain and this little sailboat.
The “buttons” in this Button Art Pegboard are big making it easy for little ones to hold, pick up, match and snap to one of the corresponding colors on each picture. Not only will fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination get a workout, your little one will also strengthen visual perception skills, pincer grasp, visual motor coordination, pattern making, color sorting, matching & more!
This Basic Life Skills Buckle Toy helps toddlers develop fine motor skills, cognitive skills, hand eye coordination, and problem solving through the use of different buckles attached to a brightly colored plushy.
Magnetic Wooden Block Set: With magnets hidden within traditional wooden blocks, Tegu block sets take building to a new level, making the impossible, possible. The resistance of the magnets exercises fine motor skills while also encouraging imagination and innovation. Whip these out at a restaurant and watch a fussy, impatient baby, turn into an engaged, quiet baby.
Squigz by Fat Brain Toys (below) are my new favorite things and this “Pip” version is perfect for little “pip-squeaks.
” Made of high quality silicone (read: dishwasher safe) these toys feature different textures, colors, sounds and suction cups that stick to everything, including each other.
Once the suction cup attaches to a smooth surface, the toy can be tugged, pushed, shaken or pulled, exercising and strengthening muscles in the fingers and hands.
Stack, topple, spin, balance, wobble, tilt, wiggle, and roll. This Tobbles Stacker has bright colors, grippable textures and playful curves that are perfect for fine motor skills and problem solving.
This fine motor tool set includes tweezers, a scooper, a dropper and a grabber, all of which are designed to strengthen the hand muscles needed for writing. Pair these with items you have around your home (beans, craft pom poms, beads, etc) to create an invitation to play that will keep them engaged and entertained.
Montessori is all about self-correcting toys and puzzles that encourage mastery and therefore boost self-esteem. The Wooden Cylinder Socket Pack is a perfect example of this. The 4 puzzles each have 5 different cylinders, all of varying thicknesses and lengths. Children will enjoy “solving” the puzzle over and over again.
Legos (below) are excellent for fine motor, but at 2 years old, most children will find the tiny size difficult to manage, which is why Lego Duplo is perfect. The larger size allows children to build using their imagination while all that attaching and unattaching strengthens muscles in the hands and fingers.
This Habba Town Maze is excellent for fine motor dexterity, visual spatial skills, counting and color-learning. Kids slide the magnetic wand over the plastic cover to guide the spheres along the intersecting tracks, but watch out! – some of the roadways are blocked.
Get ready to sort, count, stack and match your little heart out with this Skoolzy Peg Board Set. The oversized pegs are easy for little hands & fingers to grasp and stack on the peg boards and each other making it a great fine motor activity for kids that also improves hand-eye coordination and visual perception skills.
Play-Doh is an excellent material to use when wanting to strength little fingers and hands. Think about it: all that pressing, smooshing, rolling, shaping, squishing and squeezing has muscles, and imaginations, working overtime. If you want to get extra fancy, add a set of tools these for even more fun.
Wooden blocks are as traditional as it gets and there’s a reason they remain a classic toy. Inspiring children to build, stack, and design, playing with blocks also helps develop fine- and gross-motor skills, problem solving and more.
These Skoolzy Eggs may be egg shaped, but that certainly doesn’t mean they are only meant for the Easter Bunny. Perfect for learning colors and shapes while also improving hand dexterity, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, these self-correcting puzzles are great for entertaining kids at home, on-the-go and for a working time-out activity.
At 3 years old, most kids are itching to give the crayons a break and get their hands on a pen or a pencil. They see older siblings and mom and dad writing all the time and they are ready to try their hand at the art as well.
Enter this Wipe Clean: Pen Control book.
Use it at home or on the road, to allow children to practice their grasp and master tracing and pen control skills which will eventually lead to the ability to form letters and numbers before learning to write.
Brightly colored beads and laces make for a simple, yet effective tool for fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
This Latches Activity Board was my son’s favorite when he was little. Made using a variety of locks that hook, snap, click and slide, the board is great for fine motor skills and also reinforces counting and number recognition.
This Scissor Skills Activity Pad includes plastic safety scissors and pre-printed activity pages featuring mazes, puzzles, animal art, sequencing activities and more.
Kid 0’s magnatabs are exceptional learning tools that provide sensory-reinforced lessons allowing children to process information through their eyes, ears and fingertips. With a magnetic “stylus”, children follow the directional arrows on the board to pull up the beads and shape numbers, lowercase letters, uppercase letters and cursive letters.
The self-contain beads remain upright until pushed back down, or erased, by your finger. Muscles in the fingers and hands get a workout both in shaping the numbers/letters and in “erasing” them while children work on number and letter recognition and formation.
These boards are a favorite in our house both during learning and play times and for working time-outs.
Remember those pipSquigz I was talking about earlier for the 1 year olds? This Squigz set is perfect for the bigger kid.
With the ability to connect to each other and to any solid, non-porous surface, these smaller Squigz are fun to stick everywhere. But what kids love even more is pulling them apart to separate them.
It takes some work (read: lots of hand and finger muscles) but the POP they make when they release will delight kids over and over again.
At 4 or 5 years old, most kids will begin to look for the more traditional Legos rather than the Duple version. Getting Legos to stick and taking them apart may take some practice to begin with, but all that exercising of their hands and fingers will have prepared them for this big day.
MathLink Cubes are traditionally used for counting and learning math (and you will definitely use them for that) but they are also great for fine motor skills as they link together on all sides. Plus with the shape cutouts on the side you can also use them for complex patterning activities.
You may be wondering how the classic game of Operation ended up on a Fine Motor Toys Gift Guide. Well, let me remind you.
Remember those teeny tiny tweezers trying to extract those teeny tiny “ailments” and that annoying buzzer that constantly went off, vibrating the exam table, whenever you touched the side? All of that is what makes it an excellent toy for working on fine motor skills.
Plus, if your child does manage to extract an ailment without activating the buzzer then they collect a set amount of money, meaning that math skills can be learned and money concepts can be discussed as well.
Tegu’s wooden blocks pouch was included up top for the one year olds because it is the perfect block starter kit for little ones and fits easily into a diaper bag, but Tegu’s expansion packs are featured here for the older kids because smaller pieces mean more fine motor skills.
Tegu’s blocks are different from the rest because of the tiny magnets they have hidden within them. This takes building to a new level as it makes the impossible, possible. And with wheels included in the packs, stationary items can transform into racing items (vroom, vroom).
Jenga is another game that you don’t often associate with fine motor skills but it takes a steady hand and quiet a bit of hand-eye coordination to remove and replace pieces without making that tower topple. Plus there is something about knocking a tower over that always seems to make kids giggle.
11 DIY Tag Baby Toys For Developing Motor Skills
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A taggie is a toy for babies meant to develop their motor and tactile skills, hand-eye coordination and sensory stimulation.
These are performed by different tags attached to the toy, bright color and various textile materials ( felt, silk, satin, cotton ), nice appliques and embroidery.
Such taggie toys are easy to DIY and you can easily make one or two of a desired look and color. Need some ideas? Here they are!
Why is it that no matter how fascinating or expensive a toy is, children are often just as (if not more) interested in the box it came in? empty boxes, there are many things that your baby gravitates to, and often they aren’t the ones you can expect. One of those unexpected things is fabric tags.
Your baby will enjoy running her or his fingers along the different types of ribbon, pulling them out one at a time and squishing it all together. It is great fine motor practice and this quick recycled project turned out to be fantastic for quiet play.
DIY simple ribbon tag toy for babies (via www.
Do you remember when taggie toys first hit the baby scene? It was crazy such a simple concept could make cause such a fuss. But that seems to be the way of innovation doesn’t it? This tutorial will tell you how to make a super cute and bold taggie toy, which can become a nice gift for the baby shower. Read how to make it and go!
DIY safari lion tag baby toy (via partieswithacause.com)
Your little child can be whipped up in under an hour with some scraps of fabric and ribbon. The only other thing you need is some hobbyfill (stuffing).
Choose ribbon and fabric with different textures and patterns to make it more interesting to play with.
It would also be cool to put a rattle or bell in the middle of this, get inspired!
DIY colorful soft cube toy with tags (via www.thingsforboys.com)
Tag blankets are a fun, portable way for babies to explore textures, colors and feeling with their hands. They’re basically a toy that doesn’t squeak, squawk, or make noise (which is awesome).
They’re completely washable and can fit in almost any pocket of any bag. This would make an awesome gift for a baby shower. And they’re so easy to make, you could make a couple with various patterns and textures to keep baby guessing.
DIY lovely and colorful tag blanket (via wholefully.com)
This toy is two in one, it’s a teething toy with tags that represents a hedgehog, so cool ad so functional, your baby will be delighted! Choose any colors you and make sure that the yarn is totally safe for the child. The project is quick and very cool and can make a nice baby shower gift, too.
DIY crochet hedgehog teething and tag toy (via www.1dogwoof.com)
If your baby is interested in toys with texture lately, introduce a tag toy! I’ve seen a bunch of cute tag piece. There are lots of tag blankets through Pinterest, but there are smaller and easier options to grab and bring everywhere you want. This tutorial will tell you how to make a monogram tag toy with fun ribbon tags and a crinkly interior.
This cute monogram tag toy is such a fun and simple sewing project; plus you can personalize the monogram, so it makes a great baby shower gift for friends or family! You do need a sewing machine (unless you don’t mind doing a ton of sewing by hand) but it’s not at all complicated, so don’t worry!
DIY crinkly monogram tag toy (via www.
This cute horse toy with tags is an amazing idea for your kid and it looks super pretty. Making one won’t be difficult – just follow the instructions and your very own and unique baby toy is done. All you have to do is to use your imagination and creative energy to utilize the materials you have in your stash.
DIY baby horse toy with tags (via www.thethings-we-do.com)
There are a lot of tutorials for tag toys, but the author loved the idea of adding a monogram to the toy. Handmade gifts are already so special, but anything with the baby’s first initial or their name makes it that much more special.
Your friends would love these toys for their new babies! These make perfect baby shower gifts because they’re so cute, useful, and an easy sew! And if you didn’t know already, anything crinkly or anything with tags are baby gold.
The noise and the tags hold the attention of those tiny tiny fingers, and of course mouths.
DIY monogram crinkle taggie baby toy (via www.thirtyhandmadedays.com)
These soft blocks feature tags, which makes them super functional and cool – you get two toys in one! Each of these blocks has two sides of soft minky fabric, two coordinating cotton prints, and a variety of ribbons.
This project is a great ribbon stash buster. It is fun to go through a pile of ribbon scraps and find different colors and textures that coordinated with your fabrics.
DIY soft block toy wiht ribbons (via apple-crate.
It’s a known fact that babies frequently prefer playing with non-playthings, so you’ll find them having fun with the toy’s packaging instead of the toy or the tag on the toy instead of the toy’s other features, which is why taggies are so popular.
This crinkle taggie baby toy just that brand with your fabric and ribbon scraps that feel great for little hands to touch, and a surprising upcycled material that makes that wonderful crinkling and crackling sound that is just fascinating for big and little ears a! These sensorial toys are really so simple to make and only take about 15 minutes to make a couple of them. What do you say? Want to learn how to make a crinkle taggie baby toy for all the sweet little ones in your life? Well, then, go ahead to the tutorial.
DIY crinkle taggie baby toy (via www.cucicucicoo.com)
This toy would be a perfect addition to any baby shower gift; and anything that doesn’t light up, flash, or make weird sounds is a welcoming addition to playtime! What I totally love aobut this taggie is that it features a jelly fish – such an unusual idea for a tag toy! If your friend is having a nautical or beach baby shower, it’s a perfect idea.
DIY jellyfish tag toy (via flourishandknot.com)