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Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
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DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
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My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
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The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

Easy Homemade toy for our toddler

DIY toddler toy

 

Homemade toy

 

Remember our homemade advent Calendar?

Well, our son does.

Every time, I go downstairs with a load of laundry with him, we walk by the calendar because my hubby has not yet stored all our Christmas decorations in our garage. Each time we walk by it, he reaches and begs for it and I let him open and close the boxes for a few minutes. Last Friday, I told my hubby we needed to buy him boxes to play with or make him something similar to the advent calendar. Sunday after the “spiderman boots” incident and after our dogs had their nails clipped we went to the dollar store looking for more boxes similar to the ones used in our Christmas project and decided to make him a new toy with them.

Easy homemade toy for toddler

Homemade DIY toy

He was happy with his toy and has been playing with the boxes since we gave it to him. Unfortunately, one of the dinosaurs didn’t make it; you can see it yourself in this video:

I am glad, I made this small toy for him, I know he will enjoy it and loved his reaction!

In the pictures below, you will see the materials we used to create this easy to do toddler toy and a step by step. This project took 2 hours to complete and cost $23. The price rapidly went up because of the cars, they were $2 each and the piece of wood was from a $3 puzzle, everything else cost $1.

step-by-step

Homemade toy tutorial

  • gather the materials you will need to complete the project
  • start painting each box in the colors of your choice
  • create the desired layout
  • paint the piece of wood with the design and colors of your choice
  • gather the toys you want to glue on top of the boxes
  • Easy homemade toy toddler
  • put the glue on the toys
  • press the toys on top of the box, so it glues well and let it dry for a couple of minutes
  • get your little helper involved in the project 😉 and make sure to wash his hands after
  • paint the piece of wood and let it dry 5 minutes
  • glue the boxes to the piece of wood 
  • make sure everything is in place and dry

Homemade toy tutorial

  • these are a couple of pics of the project and how it looks from different angles. I took these pictures Sunday night and then took some more Monday afternoon to give you a good idea of how it looks. The light doesn’t always help but I think the pics came out great 😉   

Is anyone else making their own kid’s toys? I would love to see them 😉

Thanks again for stopping by!

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  • Laura says:

    That’s so cool! Love it!

    January 8, 2013 at 7:57 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂 I’m glad you did ! 🙂

      January 8, 2013 at 12:42 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    SO CUTE!!! I would love to play with that myself. Great job. 🙂

    January 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh Thanks! you are too sweet! 🙂 I like playing with it too 🙂

      January 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm
  • rhema3one7 says:

    Wonder-Mom ! That’s so ingenious.

    January 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you, Thank you very much, it’s very nice of you to say this 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

      January 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm
  • timewiththea says:

    This is a brilliant idea! I can so see this toy being used so creatively in so many ways. It looked like a lot of fun to make and easy to do. ~Thea

    January 8, 2013 at 11:01 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Thea! 🙂 Indeed, he uses it now to store food in the boxes 🙂 but yes, it was very easy to do and I had fun doing it 😉

      January 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    So cute! Very creative 🙂

    January 9, 2013 at 9:08 pm
  • now at home mom says:

    Thank you very much Judy! 🙂 I’m so glad he plays with it 🙂

    January 9, 2013 at 10:07 pm
  • Rexlin Victor says:

    They looks so cute!!!

    January 9, 2013 at 10:29 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you, he is funny and cute when he plays with it 🙂

      January 9, 2013 at 10:54 pm
  • lvbaby says:

    Love this… great idea!

    January 14, 2013 at 12:58 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much! 😉 he loves it a lot 😉

      January 14, 2013 at 1:47 pm
  • Vashti Quiroz-Vega says:

    Hi! What a creative idea! I love it! I came across your blog via the Breaking Rules Party. I’m so glad I did. I follow you now. Please follow me back. If you enjoy my post please “Like” or leave a message. I appreciate the support.

    Thank you,

    Vashti

    May 3, 2013 at 12:29 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Vashti! so glad you stopped by and visited my blog! I will come over and visit yours thank you again!

      May 7, 2013 at 9:49 am
  • KG Style Designs (@kgstyleinc) says:

    Stopping by from the Breaking Rules Party!

    This is amazing! I love it.. It’s such a great and easy idea.

    xoxo,
    Khloe
    http://www.kgstyleblogs.com

    May 4, 2013 at 9:55 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂 I’m really glad you liked this easy project; it was fun to do!

      May 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

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