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This craft category is a huge collection of fun DIY toys for kids! Homemade toys and free printables for kids of all ages ( DIY toys for boys, DIY toys for girls, DIY baby toys - handmade toys for babies, DIY toys for toddlers),  indoor and outdoor activities (DIY water toys,yard games, DIY board games,sport activities),  gift ideas (gifts for toddlers, gifts for girls, gifts for boys),  free toy patterns & toy plans (DIY soft toys, easy stuffed animals to sew, free crochet toy patterns , amigurumi patterns, homemade wooden toys), toys from different materials ( simple paper toys for kids, felt toys), learn and play ideas / educational toys (homemade sensory toys, Montessori activities), free printables ( free printable board games, free printable activity sheets ...) ... and a lot more!
Amigurumi Pokémons: Cosmog (free amigurumi pattern)
Crochet your very own adorable cuddly amigurumi Pokémon: Cosmog by following along Tarturumies's nice free amigurumi pattern ! This super adorable amigurumi Pokémon Cosmog is such a cute friend for toddlers as well as a beautiful handmade gift for grownups. If you'd like to make this adorable crochet / amigurumi Pokémon Cosmog bigger ( for an absolutely giant Pokémon Cosmog ) simply use a thicker, heavier weight yarn. I t will surely bring great joy to the one who gets it.
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DIY Snowman windsock - fun toilet paper roll winter craft for kids
Take recycled toilet paper roll crafts to a whole new level with Easy Peasy And Fun's amazing snowman windsock toilet paper roll craft! These adorable little DIY snowman windsocks are a great way to put those toilet paper rolls to good use! We hope you have a bunch of paper rolls stored as there is no chance you will do just one winter windsock toilet paper roll craft. Get the tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and recycle your toilet paper rolls into cute snowman windsocks:
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Adorable amigurumi mouse (free amigurumi pattern)
There's nothing like crocheting toys for your kids that they'll love forever! Watch them play with your handmade creations all throughout their childhood. Stitch this lovely crocheted mouse for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow Tatyana Kostochenkova's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern at AmiguroomToys and create this lovely amigurumi mouse in no time! If you need a baby shower gift or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy this amigurumi mouse makes a sweet little gift.
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Amigurumi (crochet) teddy bear - free crochet pattern
This super adorable crochet (amigurumi) bear can be a lovely gift for any occasion, or a great toy for your kids, we grant that : everyone will adore them! This free amigurumi pattern is a beginner one so if you aren't familiar with the amigurumi technique you can still easily crohet one cuddly amigurumi bear! You can use any color and style yarn to crochet the amigurumi bear,it will look adorable in any form! This amigurumi bear has so many personality! Isn't it super cute? This pattern is rated an intermediate level not because it uses complex stitches but because we will be crocheting small pieces in a spiral fashion which can sometimes be difficult.
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Adorable sheep purse for kids ( free sewing pattern & tutorial )
This might be your favorite sewing project ever! We are so in love with this free sheep purse sewing pattern by Fleece Fun! Seriously, who can resist this sweet little lamb face ? Custom purses can add to a fun personal fashion statement and this sheep purse is also perfect for stashing little treasures and toys in. Visit fleecefun.com, download the free pattern and learn how to make this super adorable sheep purse :
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Venya the amigurumi mouse (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for adorable free amigurumi patterns ? Do you love mice ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi mouse ! Julia Matyushina designed this lovely amigurumi mouse. Besides it's super adorable, this amigurumi pattern is completely free ! One of the nice things about amigurumi is that the exact size is rarely important, so you don’t need to worry about matching the designer’s gauge. Provided your stitches are compact enough that they won’t gape open to leaving large holes between them when you add the stuffing, you have the freedom to experiment with different yarns and hooks to give you a different-sized result. So grab your hooks and create this adorable amigurumi mouse now!
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Soft pink amigurumi bunny (free amigurumi pattern & video tutorial)
There's nothing like crocheting toys for your kids that they'll love forever! Watch them play with your handmade creations all throughout their childhood. Stitch this lovely crocheted bunny by Tatiana Medintseva for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow Tatiana Medintseva's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern at Amigurumi Space and create this lovely pink amigurumi rabbit in no time! If you need a baby shower gift or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy, this amigurumi bunny makes a sweet little gift.
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Amigurumi donut mouse (free amigurumi pattern)
Crochet your very own adorable cuddly amigurumi donut mouse toy with following along Paint It Colorful's nice free amigurumi pattern ! This super adorable amigurumi donut mouse is such a cute friend for toddlers as well as a beautiful handmade gift for grownups. You can also make this lovely huggable amigurumi donut mouse from any color and size yarn , the end result will be wonderful and it will surely bring great joy to the one who gets it.
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Amigurumi dog in striped sweater (free crochet pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi dog pattern by World-Hmade ! Like most of the people you are likely to ask what exactly amigurumi is, until you see these beautiful patterns and you instantly fall in love with it. Amigurumi is a Japanese crocheting technique of creating lovely, unique stuffed animals using yarns .. just like this little dog. So grab a few skein of yarn , make this lovely amigurumi dog today, and create a darling new stuffed animal for your loved one.
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DIY Montessori sugar writing tray - fun learning toy for kids
If your toddler is really into learning and drawing letters, and loves to practice them over and over you will love this super easy , inexpensive DIY Montessori learning toy! She decided to use an old toy packaging box to make a tray to write their letters in sugar. This DIY Montessori toy allows your child to practice writing, improve their fine motor coordination, while having a tactile sensory experience. The writing tray is so easy to put together, and most likely you have all of the supplies already.
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Little pink amigurumi elephant - free crochet pattern
Know an elephant lover? We've got the perfect gift idea for them: a crochet baby elephant! Whether you're gifting it as a toy or as home decor, this free amigurumi pattern will thrill elephant fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) elephant can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade toy for your kids / grandkids because, this super adorable amigurumi elephant is a perfect soft toy for both boys and girls! In this great amigurumi blog you will find a wonderful free  amigurumi baby elephant pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy with lots of interesting details, personality and cuteness!
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Soft amigurumi Easter bunny (free crochet pattern)
There's nothing like crocheting toys for your kids that they'll love forever! Watch them play with your handmade creations all throughout their childhood. Stitch this lovely crocheted bunny for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow AmiguroomToys and Diana Patskun's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern and create this lovely amigurumi rabbit in no time! If you need a baby shower gift or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy this amigurumi bunny makes a sweet little Easter gift.
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Cute crochet (amigurumi) reindeer toy - free crochet pattern
Let us present you this super adorable amigurumi reindeer: Rudolph ! This free amigurumi reindeer pattern is not really a beginner one, but it's absolutely not that difficult as it seems! This crochet ( amigurumi ) Rudolph reindeer soft toy makes a great Christmas decoration , or you can crochet this Rudolph amigurumi reindeer as a lovely handmade Christmas gift for the kids ! If you crochet this amigurumi Reindeer as a soft toy for small kids please leave out the buttons and hand embroider the eyes instead! Pattern designer: Diana Patskun
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Rose the amigurumi doll - free crochet pattern
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi doll pattern by Maria Kostyuchenko and Amiguroom ! Like most of the people you are likely to ask what exactly amigurumi is, until you see the beautiful patterns and you instantly fall in love with it. Amigurumi is a Japanese crocheting technique of creating fun and beautiful personalized toys using yarns , just like this lovely little doll. So grab a few skein of yarn , make this lovely amigurumi doll today, and create a darling new toy for your loved one.
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Cute little amigurumi koala bear (free pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet koala bear pattern by Darya Neustroeva at Amiguroom Toys is completely free so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. This adorable amigurumi koala is ready for cuddles from your favorite kiddo. If you're stitching the koala as a toy for a young child, swap the safety eyes for crocheted or embroidered eyes instead. You can easily customize this amigurumi koala design to be any color you'd like. Crochet a little koala as a toy or as a cute little display on the shelf. If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you. Grab some yarn and start stitching!
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Baby clothes memory bear (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super cute and soft teddy bear by PACountryCrafts! It's not just an adorable soft toy  (suitable for small children and babies) but it's made from onesies which is a great way to upcycle old baby clothes into beautiful keepsakes! If you have some more fabrics scraps you can make a cute blanket for the memory bear! At PACountryCrafts you will find the free printable teddy bear pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial:
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Amigurumi Easter egg bunny (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for free Easter patterns ? Do you love bunnies ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi Easter egg bunny ! Designer: @katty_toys_msk designed this lovely amigurumi easter egg bunny. Besides it's super adorable, this amigurumi pattern is completely free ! One of the nice things about amigurumi is that the exact size is rarely important, so you don’t need to worry about matching the designer’s gauge. Provided your stitches are compact enough that they won’t gape open to leaving large holes between them when you add the stuffing, you have the freedom to experiment with different yarns and hooks to give you a different-sized result. So grab your hooks and create this adorable amigurumi egg bunny now!
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Monya the amigurumi kitten ( free amigurumi pattern )
Do you know crochet and want to expand your knowledge a little bit? Try this super-easy crochet technique : the amigurumi ! With amigurumi , you will be able to crochet lovely, huggable crochet toys such as this super cute amigurumi cat by Julia Rassokhina at Amiguroom Toys ! But be aware: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( once you start making these lovely toys you won't be able to stop ) ! This lovely amigurumi cat can be a great beginner amigurumi project , because it's simple and the outcome is so lovely. So get the free amigurumi pattern at Amiguroom Toys and let's get crocheting :
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Little amigurumi hippo in pants (free crochet pattern and video tutorial)
Projects like this make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute hippo ! Who can resist him? By following along Olga Askarova's free amigurumi pattern, you will be able to create this super cute crochet hippo in no time! But before you start learning the basics of amigurumi, we must warn you: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( you won't be able to stop making these lovely amigurumi toys ! ) So grab your hooks and create a lovely little amigurumi hippo for your friends or family members! ( they will love it ! )
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African flower turtle pincushion  (free amigurumi pattern)
In this crochet tutorial, Inart will show you how to crochet this beautiful turtle pincushion in amigurumi! This sweet amigurumi African flower (pincushion)turtle is sure to bring a smile to any face! He is a wonderful decoration or toy. This amigurumi turtle is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you crochet yours with cotton yarn and create the eyes with simple embroidery. At Inart's blog you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute crochet turtle accompanied with a nice detailed assembling tutorial. This amigurumi pattern is a beginner one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this turtle is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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Easy kawaii crochet polar bear - free amigurumi pattern
Snuggle up to winter with this cute bubblegum polar bear amigurumi! This polar bear is a super cute (kawaii) and cuddly, nice to hug bear which is very easy to crochet from your favorite yarn. In this free crochet tutorial, you can learn how to crochet this adorable polar bear. This sweet amigurumi bear is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi cutie is a wonderful seasonal (winterdecoration or soft toy for kids. This amigurumi bear soft toy is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you create it's eyes with hand embroidery.  At this nice crochet blog you will find the amigurumi pattern of this cute crochet bear for free!
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Nika the amigurumi turtle (free crochet pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet and amigurumi so much! Just look at this cute turtle ! Who can resist this cute little turtle face? By following along Lyudmila Orlova's free amigurumi pattern you can create this super cute crochet turtle in no time! But before you start learning the basics of amigurumi we must warn you: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( once you start creating lovely amigurumi toys , you won't be able to stop making them! ) So, don't hesitate: create a lovely little amigurumi turtle for your friends or family members now!
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Baby amigurumi owl - free crochet pattern
Today Little Muggles is sharing with us an another super cute crocheted creation, a baby amigurumi owl! This little owl amigurumi is a such a cutie: we just LOVE his stripey look! This cute crocheted owl can be a perfect handmade gift for owl enthusiasts ( as a keychain ) , a perfect little decoration for your home at fall or it can be lovely rattle toy for babies ( just put a bell in it's belly ). This cute crochet project doesn't require too much yarn ( or high amigurumi skills ) , therefore it's a perfect beginner amigurumi project and also a great yarn scrap buster!
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Molang bunny - amigurumi bunny ornament (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crochet and super adorable handmade decorations ? Crochet this lovely amigurumi Molang rabbit by Paint It Colorful! This adorable amigurumi rabbit ornament can be a wonderful handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) or a festive little Christmas tree ornament. At Paint It Colorful you will find the pattern of this little Molang bunny ornament for free! Isn't it wonderful? This amigurumi rabbit is an absolutely easy crochet toy project: you can create it easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi. This crocheted rabbit doesn't require too much yarn, and it will look great in any color!
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DIY Sock elephant soft toy - upcycling craft idea
With this nice step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock elephant!  This is the perfect sewing project for recycle some old (half-pair) socks! The color of the socks brings personality to the sock elephant, at times you will be surprised and get amused by how the sock elephant turns out. This free sock elephant pattern comes in 2 options, short legs sock elephant and long legs sock elephant. The short legs sock elephant is sewn from a pair of ankle socks while the the long legs sock elephant is sewn from a pair of crew socks.
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Amigurumi Santa Claus Christmas ornament (free crochet pattern)
Get in the Christmas spirit with this adorable Santa Claus ornament ! This lovely free pattern for this crochet Santa ornament by Sewrella is a cute way to include crochet into your Christmas decor. Decorating Christmas tree is probably one of the most exciting things to do with your family during the holiday season and handmade ornaments are such perfect for doing so. So head to sewrella.com and make one or two cute little Santa ornaments to hang on your tree! ( These festive little crochet Santa ornaments are also really great gifts to give for the holidays. )
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DIY Sock owl (sock plushie sewing tutorial)
Look at this cute sock owl ! Isn't it super adorable? Plus it's super easy to make too: you can whip up one with the kids in no time! Use the finished sock owls as cute fall decorations, or simply give them as heartfelt gifts for your loved ones! These adorable little sock owls are so happy that fall is here and are so fun to make. Grab that odd sock we know you have, and let’s get crafty!
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Gustav, the balancing amigurumi circus elephant (free pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet circus elephant pattern by AmourFou is completely free so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. This adorable amigurumi circus elephant is ready for cuddles from your favorite kiddo. If you're stitching the circus elephant as a toy for a young child, swap the safety eyes for crocheted or embroidered eyes instead. You can easily customize this amigurumi circus elephant design to be any color you'd like. Crochet a little circus elephant as a toy or as a cute little display on the shelf. If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you. Grab some yarn and start stitching!
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Adorable dolls from socks and pantihose - toys with upcycling
Do you have a large drawer full with half pair socks and pantyhoses with holes? Upcycle them into one of these super adorable sock and pantyhose dolls ! These super cute softies/dolls are unbelievably easy to make! Watch this nice step-by-step sock doll making video tutorial and create one for your kids ! These sock and pantyhose dolls/plushies doesn't require special craft skills or materials, you can make them even without sewing machine! ( with just a few hand stitch ) Socks and pantyhoses ere really easy to handle craft materials because they don't fray so you can cut them any shape that you would like to!
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DIY Outdoor tic-tac-toe game from pebbles - garden game
Tatertots And Jello created this simple b ut fantastic DIY tic-tac toe game just using scrap wood and rocks from the backyard. This rock Tic-tac-toe game is inexpensive and provides great entertainment for all ages.Get your home ready for summer entertaining and create this fun o utdoor tic-tac-toe game ! Making this DIY tic-tac-toe game takes only seconds and you can customize it in many ways. Paint the stones your favorite color or draw hearts on the stones for Valentine’s Day. There are many variations you can make!
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Amigurumi giraffe girl (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crocheting and super adorable handmade soft toys ? Crochet this amigurumi giraffe ! This lovely amigurumi giraffe can be a wonderful handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) . In Amiguroom's crochet / amigurumi pattern collection you will find this cuddly little giraffe girl pattern for free ( many thanks to the talented pattern designer : Olga Lukoshkina ) ! This amigurumi giraffe is a relatively easy crochet toy project, but ( because of the thinness of some parts ) it may be little challenging .
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