Top DIY Toy Ideas for Kids

By Nancy Shaw

Your baby is actually taking off now, and as you chase the small one down the road, you may miss the golden days when she only studied her legs. Active is a good word to describe children at this age, and they prefer any game or toy that lets them throw their entire selves into it, such as swings, balls, and small climbing sets.

Little hands are becoming highly coordinated, and your kid can play with toy sorters effectively and create block towers. Play includes more experimentation, and kids wonder, What occurs if I drop this, or what occurs if I pull the lever? 

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At this age, most kids are very excited to see the consequences of an action, and because their memory is not properly developed, they do not tire of continuing. Toddlers prefer to try out what they view adults doing; hence, there are many toys that duplicate everyday life. I’ve made a list of some of the best toys for 18-month-olds. The cardboard bricks are easy to stack up into a wall or fort. But the fulfilling part of the activity is the finale, when the walls come tumbling down.

Reducing Waste
Heavily weighted toys can offer the beginner something to lean on when he or she motors around the house. Even though you may have a playroom loaded with toys, small toddlers will want to travel around using things that seem boring to adults.

Small ones who are permitted to safely explore some waste products will be motivated to use their imagination, gain resourcefulness, and develop problem-solving skills. Also, you get to recycle trash, therefore decreasing waste. 

An old oatmeal container can be upcycled into a musical toy just by putting dried rice or beans inside, which will rattle when shaken. Be careful of metal containers; these can be sharp, and you will need to secure the lid with glue. If you try cardboard, there are a number of possibilities.

Turning old cereal boxes into blocks is a great method for reusing a waste product. Each week, you can add to the collection. It is easy. Get a cube template off the Internet, print it, and cut and arrange the blocks with the assistance of glue or tape.

Gardening set

Combine two general toddler interests, recycling products and dirt, by making gardening tools for the toddler from plastic bottles. Cut the top off a bottle to make a funnel and a small bucket. 

Draw a trowel or a hand cultivator onto the plastic and cut that out to include in the tool set. A gallon container with a handle can be turned into an ideal watering can to round out the gardening set.

If there are any sharp plastic edges, sand them down with sandpaper prior to handing over the creations. Move to the garden to weed and harvest with your small one entertained close to you.

Your toddler can have fun playing with the different upcycled toys, but cultivating an atmosphere at the house that encourages the innovative reuse of waste products will create a foundation for an ecofriendly view later in your child’s life.

A Pin Jar

Colors spinning and whirling certainly attracts kids’ attention. A simple toy you can create that features the spinning of colors is a pin jar. Collect a bunch of colored spools of different sizes and keep them in a plastic jar. The thread spools spin and roll in the jar, making a moving rainbow of color when your kid plays with it. They even create a fun noise when they are rolled around.

Family Member Photo

Learning about emotions can be tricky, but using a known face, such as sibling’s, as a model makes it simpler. Create a book using photos of family members presenting different emotions to entertain and touch the kids. Take pictures, print them out, write out the emotions in captions, and secure the photos and captions in an old board book. Finally, wrap the book in paper and create a cover.

The DIY innovative toy is special and different from any other kind of toy. It brings fun and invention and implements challenging activities of exploration. The possibilities for play activities using innovative DIY toys are unlimited. These toys offer you the chance to share nice moments with your children and participate in different activities.

Meet the Author

nancy-shawNancy Shaw is the founder of HiFiveBaby, where she writes about common problems encountered by parents and how to deal with them, motherhood in general, and FAQs about babies, toddlers, and kids. She provides information with a scientific and medical basis as well as her personal experience as a mom to a wonderful toddler. Now you can explore the joy of parenthood with ease! You can also find her on Twitter.