Homemade Toy Ideas From Our Workshop

Don't gripe about the cost or quality of children's playthings. Give your little one(s) a homemade toy.



072 homemade toy 2 wood soldier photo
A wooden soldier in his cardboard guardhouse is a relatively simple but still worthwhile homemade toy.
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072 homemade toy - diagram - guardhouse
Diagram shows cut lines and fold lines for the cardboard guardhouse. Scale: 1 square = 1 inch.
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072 homemade toy 2 wood soldier diagram
Diagram shows parts and dimensions of the wooden soldier.
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backhoe
Your children can play with dirt—not IN the dirt— when they have the bantam backhoe.  
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072 homemade toy - diagram - backhoe bucket
Diagram shows the cut lines and fold lines for the backhoe's scoop or bucket. Scale: 1 square = 1 inch.
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072 homemade toys 1 backhoe diagram
Diagram shows the parts, dimensions, and assembly method for the bantam backhoe.
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072 homemade toys 3 rocker slide diagram
Diagram shows the parts and assembly method for the teeter-totter tunnel slide.
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072 homemade toys 3 rocker slide photo1, playing
Turn the teeter-totters tunnel slide another way and it's ... a tunnel or a slide.
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072 homemade toys 3 rocker slide photo2, reading
The teeter-totter tunnel slide is a versatile structure. Turn it one way and it's a reading chair
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072 homemade toy - diagram - rocker's sides
Diagram shows the shape and size, scaled down, of the teeter-totter tunnel slide. Scale: 1 square = 1 inch.
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