Six Fun Toys You Can Make at Home

Bring the fun of handmade toys to new heights with these simple instructions for recycled, educational toys for toddlers.



More Tracking Toys
This tracking tool uses a poker chip and a tongue depressor. Tracking tools are perfect for newborns because they teach babies to use both eyes simultaneously.
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Kick the Can
Tie this toy between two chairs and let your 5 1/2-to-8-month old learn to use his or her feet by kicking this can decorated personally by you!
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Even More Tracking Toys
Here are some other tracking tools using animal cut outs. You can also choose to laminate these toys so they last longer.
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My Treasure Box
Go on exciting scavenger hunt through nature by creating this fun treasure-hunting game.
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Word Book
Here's yet another way to use Ziploc bags. Create a word book out of words your child already knows to help him or her learn to put sentences together.
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Peek-A-Boo Animal
Play peek-a-boo with your baby behind this fun animal face to help your child understand object permanence.
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Musical Pull Toy
Help your child learn to walk —  forward and backward — more smoothly by creating this musical pull toy out of a Pringles can. This can easily be transformed from the Kick the Can activity mentioned previously.
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