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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!
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Adorable amigurumi mouse doll (free amigurumi pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi mouse pattern by @bumbee_crochet ! 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 stuffed animals using yarns , just like this lovely little mouse. ) So grab a few skeins of yarn , make this lovely amigurumi mouse doll today and create a darling new stuffed animal for your loved ones!
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Crocheted plastic Easter egg covers (free amigurumi pattern)
Today we are sharing another fun Easter crochet project with you! Since Easter is just around the corner we wanted to share something that can be a great Easter gift for your kids or grandkids, so here's an easy Easter Crochet pattern! These adorable little crochet Easter egg covers ( bunny,chick and lamb ) are a really quick and easy amigurumi project and a fun addition to any Easter basket! The plastic Easter egg covers fit over a regular sized plastic egg, the kind you can buy a whole bunch of for a dollar or two. She thought it would be a fun way to make cheap plastic eggs a little cuter, and what a wonderful idea! (You can adjust the free plastic egg cover animals' amigurumi pattern if needed)
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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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Miniature amigurumi Hello Kitty keychain (free crochet pattern)
We are a big fans of kawaii characters in general and Hello Kitty comes on top as one of our favorites. With Anitha's free crochet pattern the making of this super cute miniature amigurumi hello kitty will be easy-peasy! This cute miniature amigurumi Hello Kitty keychain can be great  little gift for family and friends! This is a very easy and quick crochet project that can be done in an afternoon. Anitha's  free Hello Kitty pattern will be your guide thorough the process:
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DIY Folding cardboard box doll house - upcycling craft
Making a cardboard doll house for your kids is a fun craft idea, but it will be much better if it's foldable to be able to save a little storage space . You can easily adapt this great cardboard doll house idea to create a large cardboard box playhouse for your kids and their friends to play with. The problem with basic cardboard box doll or playhouses is that they take up a lot of space and in the end they will end up in the trash for being a nuisance. But if you make them foldable this won't be a problem anymore! (To watch the video tutorial click on the "original language" link, and for written instructions / cardboard box dollhouse pattern go for the translated one!)
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Little amigurumi elephant (free crochet pattern and video tutorial)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet elephant pattern by Olga Askarova and Amigurumi Space is completely free , so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. Grab some scrap yarn and start stitching! This adorable amigurumi elephant is ready for cuddles from your favorite kiddo. If you're stitching the elephant as a toy for a young child, swap the safety eyes for crocheted or embroidered eyes instead. You can easily customize this amigurumi elephant with crocheted embellishments ( such as clothes or flowers ) in various sizes and colors! Crochet a little cuddly elephant as a toy or as a cute little display on the shelf. This free amigurumi elephant can be a lovely toy for both boys and girls.
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Little amigurumi lucky cat ( Maneki Neko ) - free crochet pattern
Are you looking for a lovely handmade gift for your best friends? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi lucky cat by Eva's Doll Shop is just perfect for every special occasion! Amigurumi is an easy to learn crochet technique from Japan, that allows you to create lovely toys and gifts. So don't hesitate: quickly grab this wonderful free pattern and learn the how-tos. This lovely little amigurumi lucky cat is such great gift for any special occasions, such as: Christmas or birthdays.
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DIY origami jumping frogs - easy paper folding instructions
Are you looking for a super easy and fun origami diagram which can be a perfect starting origami project for kids? Teach your kids to make origami jumping frogs and watch whose frog could jump the furthest and who could get his/her frog to land on it’s feet more often. These cute little origami frogs are pretty easy to fold, so most upper elementary age kids will have no trouble with them. Click the buttons below for full instructions on how to fold your own origami jumping frog. These frogs are a little easier to fold if you have origami paper, since it’s nice and thin , but you can really use any square piece of paper. Once your frog is folded, press down on the folded “legs” with the tip of your finger, then quickly slide your finger off to make the frog jump.
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DIY no fuss amigurumi aquarium - free crochet fish pattern
This no fuss amigurumi aquarium by Eden Reborn is so unique,fun adorable and also super  quick to crochet!  This no fuss amigurumi aquarium with this super adorable crochet goldfish and seaweed can be a great gift for kids and adults both! It can be  also a great kids room decor, or you can gift his cute miniature amigurumi goldfish for a friend as a pet! Who can resist a super cute (kawaii) and fun gift? Especially if its crocheted? Alongside the free written crochet pattern you will find and extra pictorial tutorial on how to assemble your very own adorable amigurumi aquarium (goldfish and seaweed). This super cute crochet fish is easy-to-create and perfect to start with:
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Amigurumi whale in a hat ( free amigurumi pattern)
Crochet your very own adorable cuddly amigurumi whale toy with following along Lyudmila Kuropatova 's nice free amigurumi pattern at Amiguroom Toys! This super adorable amigurumi whale 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 whale bigger ( for an absolutely giant whale ) simply use a thicker, heavier weight yarn. You can also make this lovely huggable amigurumi whale 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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Tilda style long eared bunny softie (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super adorable skandinavian / Tilda style bunny softie! Isn't it gorgeous? It's a perfect soft toy for kids, or you can use this adorable Tilda style bunny to decorate your home at spring / easter. In this nice craft website you can find a free sewing pattern and a nicely photo detailed sewing tutorial which will help you to create this cute rabbit and his/her clothes from scrap fabrics! With following the bunny making tutorial (and alternate the pattern sizes) you can sew a whole bunny family!
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Amigurumi lion toy (free crochet pattern and video tutorial)
This little crochet lion by Olga Askarova and Amigurumi Space is always ready for a sweet and squishy hug! This lion amigurumi pattern will take you right back to childhood and make wonderful gifts for the kids you love! Crochet your very own adorable cuddly amigurumi lion with this nice free written pattern and video tutorial easily ! This lion amigurumi toy is perfect for kids of all ages , and of course for adults as well! This super adorable amigurumi lion is such a cute friend for toddlers as well as a beautiful handmade gift for grownups. This crochet lion is so easy to make : this amigurumi project is absolutely suitable for beginner amigurumi crocheters!
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DIY Popsicle stick house - winter wonderland village (winter decor)
Make a festive winter village with adorable craft stick houses ! So easy! Finished with a sprinkling of glitter "snow, " this little popsicle stick house is ready to join its neighbors in a shimmering holiday village. NumaVIG will show you how to make the basic popsicle stick house , but later on, you will be able to make your unique creations too. ( The best bit about this DIY is that you can add as much detail, or as little, as you wish! Just have fun! ) This little popsicle stick house is just perfect for brightening up your home, not just at Christmas , but throughout January and February too! You can also add some snow and glitter to these with a little bit of glue.
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Amigurumi raccoon doll (free amigurumi pattern)
Do you love to crochet? Create a beautiful and adorable handmade toy: an amigurumi raccoon doll! This cuddly crochet raccoon doll is a great amigurumi pattern to work on because it's so easy to crochet and the outcome is so wonderful! This super adorable amigurumi raccoon can be an excellent gift for your kids or grandkids. This free raccoon crochet pattern by @ek.kostenko at Amiguroom Toys will guide you through the crocheting process of your own wonderful soft amigurumi toy. The difficulty of this pattern is easy/intermediate so if you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you.
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Colorful fluttering paper butterflies
Today we wanted to share this really neat fluttering butterfly spring kids craft idea with you. These adorable painted, and folded paper butterflies flutter when you move them! This is a very easy and fun spring kids craft project,or it can be used as a fun spring outdoor activity. You can decorate the fluttering paper butterflies as much as you want but one thing is important: you need to use a thinner paper  (printer paper,tissue paper, drawing paper) to create them because thicker papers doesn't really works  well with this craft project.
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Soft huggable amigurumi bear (free amigurumi pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute bear ! Who can resist this cute little bear face? By following along Julia Deinega and AmiguroomToys's free amigurumi pattern you can create this super cute crochet bear 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 you won't be able to stop making these lovely amigurumi toys ! ) Create a lovely little amigurumi bear for your friends or family members, they will love it!
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No-sew sock turkey plushie - easy& fun fall craft for kids
You will love this little sock toy making project Easy Peasy And Fun shares with you today! This no-sew sock turkey craft makes a wonderful DIY gift or a decoration for your home during the fall season. And this lovely little, sock turkey plushie is a perfect solution to use up the odd socks we know you have. So grab those odd socks and let's get started making the most adorable sock turkey you've ever seen:
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Amigurumi frog doll in skirt (free crochet pattern)
With this free crochet pattern by Amiguroom and Nadezhda Irbetkina, you can learn how to crochet this lovely frog in amigurumi ! This sweet amigurumi frog doll is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi cutie is a wonderful seasonal decoration or soft toy for kids. This amigurumi frog is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you crochet yours from cotton yarn and create it's eyes with embroidery. At Amiguroom.com you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute frog. This amigurumi frog doll pattern is a beginner one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this wonderful doll is a perfect project to begin with!
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Little pink crochet bunny - free amigurumi pattern
Make this adorable little amigurumi bunny by I Crochet Things for your friends and family to show them your love at Easter or Valentine’s Day ! ( Or make one for yourself. ) This little crocheted bunny with it's interesting lovely personality will warm your heart! You can accessorize your amigurumi bunny easily if you wish: imagine a cute little bow,necktie or a hat! Read this detailed step-by-step amigurumi bunny tutorial by I Crochet Things get the free amigurumi bunny template and learn how to crochet one super adorable bunny toy:
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Lovely little amigurumi bear & panda keychain (free amigurumi patterns)
Are you looking for a lovely handmade gift for your best friends or kids? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi bear and panda by Anastasiia Traino is just perfect for every special occasion! Amigurumi is an easy to learn crochet technique from Japan that allows you to create lovely toys and gifts , so quickly grab this wonderful free pattern and learn the how-tos. Amigurumi toys are great gifts for any special occasion such as baby shower parties , Christmas or birthdays.
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DIY Paper butterfly mask - fun spring craft for kids
Are your kids love butterflies? These Colorful butterfly masks by Kids Craft Room are a fantastic way to celebrate the wonder of butterflies and engage children in learning all about them. These pretty butterfly masks are easy to make with Kids Craft Room's free printable template and a fun way to introduce children to the idea of symmetry and pattern making too. Get the tutorial and free template at kidscraftroom.com and let's get crafting:
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Amigurumi lovebirds ( free crochet pattern )
Do you love adorable spring decorations ? Crochet these lovely amigurumi lovebirds! At Hello Yellow Yarn you will find the free amigurumi bird pattern which will be your guide through the creation of this lovely little amigurumi bird. Crochet a little bird 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 amigurumi bird by Hello Yellow Yarn is a great pattern for you. Grab some yarn and start stitching!
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Flying bats paper plate puppet theater  - Halloween craft for kids
Let's make bat crafts ! This fun bat craft by Kids Craft Room has a bat puppet that kids can enjoy playing with and flying around in its own little paper plate theater back drop! This DIY flying bats paper plate theater is such a great bat craft to inspire imaginative play and story telling! This paper plate bat puppet craft is also super simple to make and perfect as a playful Halloween craft. You could also make this fun paper plate theater any time of the year ( with different themes ).So many fun possibilities! Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY wooden robot - wooden toy for kids (woodworking)
If you want to make a simple wooden toy with a minimum of tools or are looking for the first woodworking experience for older kids, try this robot! While this little robot lacks realism or fantastic articulation, he definitely possesses all the charm of a toy made with love. Why else would he be wearing his heart where everyone can see it? The final result isn’t an elaborate toy, but it’s made of natural materials and safe for babies and toddlers to handle and teeth on (of course, under reasonable parental supervision). What I really like about this DIY wooden robot is that it can be a good first project to try with older kids, introducing the joy of woodworking to them.
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DIY Rustic bunny toy - free sewing pattern
Do you love sewing ? Are you looking for a super cute soft plush toy for your kids or an adorable spring / Easter decor ? Try this beautiful rustic bunny softie ! This adorable vintage rabbit plush toy is a perfect Easter gift, Mother's day gift or you can give them for any special occasion! At Masterclass.ru you will find the free sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step assembling and sewing tutorial ! You can add extra elements to your rustic bunny plushies ,or sew / crochet cute accessories for them!
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Crochet snowman with hat - free amigurumi pattern
Let us present you this super adorable little amigurumi snowman by Double Treble Trinkets! This free amigurumi snowman pattern is fairly simple, and it’s definitely possible to whip out one in an evening. It makes a great Christmas decoration ,or you could even attach a loop to the top of the hat and hang it in your Christmas tree . OR this year make a little snowman amigurumi as a lovely gift for the kids ! We really love this cute little fella, the pattern is easy to follow and you will have a bunch of adorable amigurumi snowmen ready in no time!
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DIY Monster puppet gloves - hand puppets for kids
Monster puppet gloves are a fun, wearable craft, sure to keep the kids entertained and their hands toasty! This time HelloGlow will show you how to turn an old glove into a fun monster puppet ! Glove puppets are a great way to use lone gloves left over from winter. So don't pack away those winter gloves ! All it takes is some felt and a little glue to turn ordinary gloves into a world of imaginary play. Your kids will enjoy coming up with creating own monsters as well as using their imagination to create stories to tell!
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Tiny amigurumi giraffe (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for a lovely handmade gift for your best friends or kids? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi giraffe by Annaboo's House is just perfect for your loved ones! Amigurumi is an easy to learn crochet technique from Japan, that allows you to create lovely toys and gifts. So don't hesitate: quickly grab this wonderful free pattern and learn the how-tos. This lovely little amigurumi giraffe is such great gift for any special occasion!
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Scandinavian crochet Santa gnome (free crochet pattern)
It’s almost December so it's time to start your holiday crocheting! This Scandinavian crochet Santa gnome is soo adorable and Chi Wei will share a free crochet pattern of him with us - so you won't need to rob a bank to crochet this year's Christmas decoration! This free amigurumi Santa ( or amigurumi Christmas gnome ) pattern is fairly simple, and it’s definitely possible to whip out one in an evening. They make great Christmas decorations , or this year make a little Santa amigurumi as a lovely gift for the kids ! We really love this cute little fella, the pattern is easy to follow and you will have a bunch of adorable amigurumi Santa ready in no time!
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Soft amigurumi Easter bunny (free amigurumi pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute bunny with an Easter egg ! Who can resist this cute little bunny with an Easter egg face? By following along Alena Zaitseva's free amigurumi pattern at Amiguroom Toys you can create this super cute crochet bunny with an Easter egg 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 you won't be able to stop making these lovely amigurumi toys ! ) Create a lovely little amigurumi bunny with an Easter egg for your friends or family members, they will love it!
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Magical amigurumi unicorn (free crochet pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi unicorn pattern by Mirrabio at Amigurumi Space ! 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 stuffed animals using yarns , just like this lovely little unicorn. So grab a few skeins of yarn , make this lovely amigurumi unicorn today and create a darling new stuffed animal for your loved one. ( Step-by-step video tutorial included! )
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