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37 Printable Toys For Young Children

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cnt-0011325_detail-01_m2xSince my children are all adults, and I have very little storage space in my home, I don’t have a lot of toys available for small guests.

Sometimes, when I have children visit, I like to make a few quick, disposable playthings using my com­put­er. Most of the projects listed on this page can be assembled in an hour or less. I also frequently choose a project that requires black ink only, in order to save money.

Because of the nature of paper, none of these toys will last beyond a few hours.  So keep that in mind when deciding how much of your time you want to invest in one of these projects.

Free Toys For Kids

Free Theater Set For Kids

Free Puppets For Kids

Free Playsets For Kids

Free Board Games For Kids

Tips

Printing : Print these projects out on the thickest cardstock that will go through your printer. If only regular paper will go through your printer, paste the printouts onto cardstock using a glue stick.

If you don’t own a color printer, print the projects out in black and white, but on colored paper.

Gluing : Avoid using glue if you can. A good quality glue stick works much better because it doesn’t warp the paper.

Cutting : Make each cut as long as you can. The more individual snips you make, the worse the result.

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Crafty Dollar Store Gifts For Kids

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Crafty Dollar Store Gifts For Kidssource: AForestFrolic

With the economy on a downhill slide, and the holiday season coming up, everyone is on the lookout for inexpensive gifts this year. If you’d love to give something crafty to the kids in your life, your in luck. Your local dollar store may have just what you’re looking for.

Here are a couple of ideas:

Create an artist’s box.  Stuff it full of craft supplies, including scissors, glue, colored pencils, markers, construction paper, stickers, crayons and a sketch pad. Your child will know just what to do with the materials.

Introduce your child to scrapbooking. If you do scrapbooking, your child might enjoy it also. Make a scrapbook kit with an album, stickers, markers, glue and a nice selection of photos. Place everything in a plastic box with a lid.

Present a Decorators gift bag to an older child. Fill it with mirrors, picture frames, imitation flowers, doodads and wall art. Help your child use it to re-do her room.

The dollar store is full of tiny mini-kits. A few cross stitch kits, beading kits, greeting card kits or sand painting kits will make a nice, inexpensive present for pre-teens. Since dollar store packaging is sometimes unattractive, you may want to repackage your gift.

Design a kit of your own. For instance, drop a few packages of glue, coordinated stickers, flat glass marbles and markers into an attractive plastic dollar store container. The child can use the supplies to decorate the container, and then store the leftover materials inside.

Keep in mind that the stock in dollar stores varies from location to location so you might have to try several stores before you find exactly what you are looking for. Or, keep your options open and design your own present from the merchandise available at your local dollar store.

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25 Mother-Daughter Craft Projects

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25 Mother-Daughter Craft Projects

Crafting provides a wonderful opportunity to have some 1-on-1 time with your daughter.

Here are some fun and easy craft projects that will be sure to interest children of a variety of ages!

Paper Bead Jewelry

Paper Models

Polymer Clay

Pressed Flower Notecards

Dough Crafts

Popsicle Stick Crafts

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30 Printable Toys For Pre-Teens

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Printable Toys For Pre-TeensThese 30 printable toys are an easy way to introduce non-crafty children to the joys of paper crafts. Not only will the pre-teens enjoy using these printable toys, they will also enjoy the process of creating them.

To save money, any of these projects only use black ink. Therefore, you will also need to have markers, crayons or paints on hand.

GAMES

PAPER MODELS

TOYS

3-D PUZZLES

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37 Ways To Share Crafts With Kids

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If you love crafting, chances are good you want to share that love with your children. Here are some easy (and frugal) ways to help your child also develop an interest in crafting. Pick one option or several…whatever you have time for.

Books (mostly available at the library)

You Can Draw Marvel Characters by Dan Jurgens
Draw Your Own Manga by Haruno Nagatoma
How To Draw People by Susie Hodge
Landscapes by Ian Sidaway
Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Weirdos by Ed Emberley
How To Draw Animals by Susie Hodge
Oodles of Doodles by Mike Artell
Kids Draw Dinosaurs by Christopher Hart
10 Experiments With Impressionism by Betty Billups
Priscilla Hauser’s Decorative Painting Workshop by Priscilla Hauser
Let’s Rock! Rock Painting for Kids by Linda Kranz
Pablo Picasso by Andrew Langley
Pastels by John Blockley
You Can Paint Pastels by Marie Blake
Edgar Degas by Mike Venezia
Painting With Tempera by Paige Henson
Easy Origami by Didier Boursin
Under The Sea Origami by Duy Nguyen
Step by Step Origami by Clive Stevens
Origami Toys by Florence Temko
Crochet by Jane Davis
The Busy Mom’s Book of Quick Crafts for Kids by Judith Logan Lehne
Little Hands Create! by Mary Dall
Big Book of Kids Crafts by BHG

Community Resources

Art and Craft Badges from Scouts
Free Days at Museums
4H Sewing Project

At Home Projects

Study Cartooning
Learn Origami
Build With Scrap Materials
Learn to Sew
Practice Cake Decorating
Learn to Paint With Watercolors
Make Handmade Paper
Create Paper Mache bowls from old newspapers

Online

Craft for Kids – Hundreds of crafts organized by topic or by material
Crayola – Great collection of craft projects, lesson plans and coloring pages.

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How To Make A Homemade Matching Game

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How To Make A Homemade Matching Game

Here is simple toy I made to en­ter­tain my tod­dler neph­ews. The en­tire pro­ject only took an hour and used up sev­er­al sheets of un­want­ed craft pap­ers.

Materials

To make your own home­made match­ing game you’ll need  slic­es of id­en­ti­cal scrap­book pap­er with dis­tinc­tive des­igns, glue, scis­sors and heavy cards­tock or card­board and a temp­late.

Directions

I used a paper cd en­vel­ope as my tem­plate and cut out 6 sets of 2 match­ing squares from scrap­book paper. I then glued the squares onto heavy board.

Match­ing Game For Todd­lers

To use the match­ing toy with todd­lers pick up one tile and ask the child to find its’ twin. Watch the child care­fully to make sure he doesn’t put the tiles into his mouth.

Con­cent­ra­tion Game For Old­er Child­ren

To use the tiles as a con­cen­tra­tion game, turn all tiles up­side down. Have the child ran­dom­ly choose two tiles and look for a match. If no match oc­curs, place the tiles up­side down in the same loc­a­tion they were sel­ec­ted from and the next play­er tries again. If a match does oc­cur, the tiles are re­moved from the game.

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How To Make A Lacing Toy For Toddlers

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How To Make A Lacing Toy For Toddlers

I like to have a variety of toys available when my toddler nephews come over to play. Since they recently outgrew most of my stash, I made a couple of new things for them. The hands-down favorite of the new things, is this easy-to-make lacing toy.

Instruction For Lacing Toy

1. Draw simple pictures of several familiar objects. If you can’t draw, choose a couple of clip art pictures from the internet.

2. Cut the drawings out and tape them to a piece of colored foam.

3. Cut out the foam shapes.

4. Using a hole puncher, punch holes around the foam. Don’t get too close to the edges or the holes may be torn when the toy is being played with.

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