Make Your Own Toys!

Homemade toys are a great father-child bonding experience. They encourage creativity and enjoyment long after the project has been completed. And every time your children play with their new toys they will fondly remember making them with dad. Here are some fun ideas (some that are free, some for a fee) for you to try below:

child cuts with scissorsMake Your Own Science Toys
This website provides complete step-by-step instructions on how to make your own science toys using easily accessible, free and/or cheap materials so that “nobody is excluded because of cost.”

Make a Shoe Box Banjo

Make an Assortment of Musical Instruments 
This website offers instructions on how to make 9 different musical instruments using common household items including:

•Tambourine
•Drum
•Chimes
•Horn
•Cymbals
•Xylophone
•Comb Buzzer
•Guitar
•Handbells

Make Your Own Puppets
Get free instructions on how to make a paper bag puppet, or purchase a monster puppet kit.

Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk and Crayons
Get free instructions for making your very own sidewalk chalk, or make crayons with this kit.

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