How about making your child’s toys yourself or making them together with your child? The rapid advancement of technology and the fact that children spend time with digital games rather than toys causes the child not to develop creativity and imagination. You will both push the limits of their creativity and contribute to the development of manual skills, with toy making ideas at home. Moreover, if you are going to spend quality time together and offer them an unforgettable toy. Let’s get to work to make fun toys for your kids!
Making Snowman from Old Socks
By evaluating old and worn socks, you can prepare fun figures, snowmen or animals for your child.
- Old socks
- Needle and thread
To make a snowman out of socks, first fill the shavings into a sock according to the size you want and sew it. Then fill the other sock with less sawdust and sew over the other. Finally, sew eyes on the snowman by using the buttons. If you want, you can make a scarf from a red ribbon, a hat from an old fabric and a nose from an orange thread.
By making toy cars from plastic water bottles, you can both provide your children to grasp the importance of recycling, and make a no cost toy car.
- Plastic water bottle
- Bottle caps
To make a car out of the water bottle, make holes through which the pipettes can pass, and attach the bottle caps to the ends to create the car’s wheels. If you wish, you can cut the head part of another bottle and attach it to the back of the bottle with a pipette as in the photo and you can get a different look. If you want, you can paint the wheels and bottle with your child.
In addition to the water bottle, you can also make cars also by using ice cream sticks in the summer. For this purpose, after attaching the bottle caps that will be wheels to pipettes, attach ice cream sticks at the top and bottom of the pipettes by using tires. That’s all.
Making Toys from Felt
You can prepare animal figures, flowers or any object you want with felts of different colors.
- Fiber / cotton / sponge
First, fold into half one of the different colored felts you receive. Then draw the figure you want to create with the help of a pen. Cut the figure you drew and sew one side of it with thread. Finally, fill the inside with the material you bought for this and sew all the edges. Depending on the figure you prepared, you can make eyes, nose or ears with the help of buttons.
- Stick Adhesive
Cut a long straight piece, and a short piece of from cardboard. Stick the boat-shaped one to the long piece with the help of stick adhesive. Cut the cartons depending on the color you want and paste them with the help of adhesive. Do not forget to make the nose of plane!