Homemade Toys and Games

Emergency Boredom Reliever - Also known as “Busy Bags”. We’ve all been there, you’re sat in a cafe waiting for your kids meals to arrive on plates that are far too hot for them. The place is busy, the children are bored of waiting and the cutlery is migrating around the table and onto the floor. Hey it’s not...
Lollipop Pairs Game - Another simple, homemade game. Just turn over the lollipops and match the patterns to make pairs. All you need is some different colour or patterned thin card (or thick paper) and some lolly sticks. Oh, some glue is handy too! We made a template to keep the lolly shapes uniform and cut out two ice...
Colour Match Game - A firm favourite with our kids is the colour match game. We gathered a load of paint cards from a large DIY superstore, you know the little bits of card which show the range of colours and shades available. Just make sure you pick up two of each card. So I got 2 blues, 2...
Magnetic Fishing Pond - A magnetic fishing pond.¬†Simply, cut out a pond from a piece of blue card or craft foam. Various fish shapes from thick coloured paper. Attach a paper clip to each fish. Build two fishing rods by adding some string to a pencil. The “hook” is made from two pieces of self adhesive magnetic tape (This...
Match the Dots - Take some coloured craft foam, red, green and blue, and cut out 2 squares and 3 circles from each. Make the circles a bit smaller so the “dots” can sit on top of the foam. Stick a foam dot of each colour onto a square of foam, this is now the game board. Make a...
Conker Bombs! - Inspired by the throw toys you can buy with tails we decided to make our own but of course super cheap! Evan has named them conker bombs and they are super fun to play with and very easy to make. Take a conker and drill a hole through the middle, put some ribbon through the hole...
Pom Pom Stuff - Take 1 coffee tin, (the metal ones with a soft plastic lid). Some different coloured electrical insulation tape (65p a roll in an orange DIY shop) a screwdriver and a load of craft pom poms and create a simple game which little ones will love.* We washed the coffee tin inside and out before wrapping...
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