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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!
Miniature amigurumi unicorn key chain(free crochet pattern)
Today Anitha (Paint It Colorful Blog) is sharing a super adorable free amigurumi pattern with us: a miniature crochet unicorn key chain ! Adorable, isn't it? We love handmade amigurumi unicorns and horses so much, because they have lots of personality and the kids will love them more than any expensive store bought toy ! This adorable amigurumi unicorn toy should be easy peasy to crochet since it uses only basic crochet loops. Create a set of super cute rainbow unicorn amigurumi s for your kids or grandkids they will love it! You can crochet the unicorns and horses in any size and color they will be lovely in any form! This super cute miniature unicorn can be used as key chain or bag charms .
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Pompom bird keychain or fun spring decor from yarn
It’s birdie time! Meet Molly Moo Crafts's exotic summer flock with spectacular plumages – pom pom and bead birdies to add a pop of color to bedroom doors or playrooms. The twittering gals are so simple to make with cardboard circles or store bought pom pom makers. Aren’t they darling? To make these super adorable & colorful  pom pom birds  all you need is some colorful yarn , white and black yarn for the eyes, beads and buttons. For the beaks she just cut little pieces of felt and glued into the core of the pom poms, between the threads, with felt glue.
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DIY Plush otter with heart (free sewing pattern)
We are huge fans of Fluffmonger's adorable stuffed animals ! Plushies are every kid‘s favorite toys. Of course, you can always buy your child some toys from the store, but crafty moms know that the best things are homemade. Seeing your child‘s eyes light up after receiving a plush companion you made with love and care is a truly incredible feeling. This time give these adorable little fleece otters as gifts to your favorite kids ! Get the free sewing pattern and tutorial at fluffmonger.net:
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Kawaii DIY pumpkin plushie (soft toy sewing tutorial)
Grab some fluffy fall fabrics and make a patch of adorable plush fabric pumpkins to accent your fall decor this year! ( This soft toy sewing project by Chelsey DIY is also perfect for making thanksgiving gifts or handmade toys for your little pumpkins ! ) This kawaii little plush pumpkin is a super easy sewing project ( even for beginners and without a sewing machine ) and an excellent way to use fabric scraps you might already have on hand. The sewing portion of this project is lightning-quick, and before you know it, you’ll have an entire patch of these beauties whipped up. Watch the video tutorial and create your own plush pumpkin patch:
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DIY Mermaid plush doll (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Make a super adorable mermaid doll by following along this wonderful tutorial by A Beautiful Mess! As usual, at A Beautiful Mess, you will find the free sewing pattern and an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial. Begin by printing the mermaid pattern and choosing your favorite mermaid colors. Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this lovely little mermaid doll is simple basic stitches. This DIY mermaid plushie could even be a great project to learn the fundamentals of sewing. So grab your fabric stash and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of summer crafting !
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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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Little kawaii crochet apple keychain (free pattern)
This teeny tiny little crochet apple keychain is such a quick and fun crochet project! You can easily whip this little kawaii crochet apple keychain up in a couple of hours. Not only does it make a cute keychain, but it would make a perfect little backpack zipper charm or even an adorable gift to give to returning homeroom teachers, for example. Of course, this apple toy would also be extra adorable if made into a jumbo-sized version! Get this wonderful free crochet apple keychain pattern at Spin A Yarn Crochet:
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Cute amigurumi lamb baby toy (free crochet pattern)
We have a SUPER cute free amigurumi toy pattern for you today – the most adorable little lamb! This baby or kids toy is just the right size for carrying everywhere, playing with on the go, or snuggling during quiet time. This cute amigurumi lamb baby toy  works up pretty quickly and is so much fun to give to any little one – we know this won't be the last lamb in your life! Visit this nice craft blog and create your very own lamb toy. (If you aren't familiar with bobble stich you can find a handy video tutorial >> here << )
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Agatha & Argus - cat couple - Valentine’s cats (free amigurumi pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this Valentine's cats ( or black & white cats ) pattern by Tarturumies is completely free, so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. This adorable amigurumi cat couple is ready for cuddles from your loved ones. You can easily customize this amigurumi cat design to be any color you'd like. Crochet this little black and white cat couple 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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Amigurumi seagull (free amigurumi pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet and amigurumi so much! Just look at this cute seagull ! Who can resist this cute little seagull face? By following along Marina Palchevskaya's free amigurumi pattern you can create this super cute crochet seagull 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 seagull for your friends or family members now!
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Little sleeping amigurumi pig (free crochet pattern)
We simply love adorable amigurumi toys ! This free, sleeping amigurumi pig pattern by Amiguroom and Katushka Morozova is such a perfect crochet project for everyone who loves cute piggies! Seriously, who can resist this cuteness? Katushka Morozova created this lovely free crochet pattern to teach you how to make this lovely sleeping amigurumi pig. This amigurumi pig pattern is easy to read and quick to crochet. This little piggy can be a lovely toy or you can make them as cute keychains. Pattern designer: Katushka Morozova
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DIY adorable sock sloth - soft toy from socks
This is a very cute way to convert the basic method of making a sock monkey into an adorable sloth ! Adding velcro to his hands means you can hang him anywhere you want, though I must warn you - he doesn't move anywhere too fast! With this nice detailed video soft sock toy making tutorial you can make one for the kids easily even if you are a beginner in sewing ! This super cute sock sloth is a perfect kids room decor , toy , or a perfect gift for every ocassion and it's also a nice way to repurpose pairless or unwanted ( brown ) socks !
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Adorable little Easter chick and bunny (free amigurumi patterns)
Crochet the perfect Easter gift for your loved ones: a super cute amigurumi chick or bunny ! Whether you're gifting this lovely amigurumi chick or bunny by Olga Khokhlova as a toy or as home decor, this free amigurumi pattern will thrill chick & bunny fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) chick and bunny can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade toy for your kids and grandkids because this super adorable amigurumi is just a perfect soft toy for both boys and girls! At Amiguroom Toys you will find this wonderful free amigurumi chick and bunny pattern which will help you to create these adorable crocheted toys with lots of interesting details, personality, and cuteness! You can use any color and style yarn to crochet your own adorable amigurumi chicks and bunnies , they will look fun and cuddly in any form! With a little modification in the yarn size, you can create a whole super adorable amigurumi chick or bunny family
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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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Adorable felt bird with hat - needle felting tutorial
Needle felting is the perfect hobby craft a technique to create the world cutest decorations and gifts from cheap materials in minutes! With this nice needle felting tutorial you can learn how to make this super adorable little bird in no time!  This little needle felted bird looks so small and delicate! This little felt birdie can be a great autumn (fall) or winter decor or even a cute unique gift for a special occasion! Creating one needle felt bird is fun and relatively easy, so you can teach the technique of needle felting for your kids as well! Make a bunch of needle felt birdies and create a super kawaii (cute) fall (or spring) nest decor!
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Diy Angry birds pompom toys from yarn
Watch this super video kids craft tutorial , and make some super cute ( and low budget ) toys out of pompoms – a legendary Angry Birds character set! These pompom figures are quick to make and look sooo adorable! You can use them as toys , air fresheners, charms – it's up to you! If you would like to create a whole Angy Birds playset : build a tower from wooden blocks and paper boxes, put the pigs on it, create a nice "slingshot" froma chair and rubber band, and let the game begin! You can use any scrap yarn to create the pompom Angry birds characters , and add extra facial features with a little piece of felt.
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Soft blue amigurumi cat (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 cat by SlingoByseni4ka for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow Sligo's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern at AmiguroomToys's and create this lovely amigurumi cat in no time! If you need a baby shower gift or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy this amigurumi cat makes a sweet little gift.
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Little soft amigurumi polar bear (free crochet pattern)
In this free crochet tutorial by Elena Timakova at AmiguroomToys, you can learn how to crochet this adorable polar bear in amigurumi ! This sweet amigurumi polar bear is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi polar bear is a wonderful seasonal decoration or a soft toy for kids. This amigurumi polar bear is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you crochet yours from cotton yarn and create its eyes with embroidery. At AmiguroomToys you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute polar bear . This amigurumi pattern is a fairly easy one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this lovely little polar bear is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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Little amigurumi snowman in winter hat (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crocheting and adorable soft toys ? Crochet this crocheted / amigurumi snowman by Anna Daranutsa which can be a wonderful handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) . At AmiguroomToys you will find the free amigurumi snowman pattern which will be your guide through the creation of this lovely little amigurumi snowman. Crochet a little snowman 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 snowman by Anna Daranutsa is a great pattern for you. Grab some yarn and start stitching!
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Tiny amigurumi giraffe with scarf (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 Olga Lukoshkina at Amiguroom Toys 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 Christmas or birthdays.
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Adorable little amigurumi scarecrow - free amigurumi pattern
Today Stephanie shares with us this  super adorable not-so-scary Scarecrow who is perfect for the fall, Halloween, or as your little friend from favorite movies and musicals (think Wizard of Oz and Wicked)!  Whether this little guy helps decorate your house or accompanies your little ones as they trick-or-treat, he is sure to bring a smile to people’s faces! In this brilliant amigurumi/crochet blog you will find the amigurumi scarecrow pattern for free! Cool, isn't it?  Be sure to follow along the detailed step-by-step amigurumi scarecrow crochet tutorial and the assembling guide.
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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 white bunny (free amigurumi pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute bunny ! Who can resist this cute little bunny face? By following along @__katerin_ka's free amigurumi pattern at AmiguroomToys's you can create this super cute crochet bunny 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 for your friends or family members as a lovely ( Easter ) gift, they will love it!
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Matilda the amigurumi doll (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 doll by Marina Brichka for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow Marina Brichka s great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern and create this lovely amigurumi doll in no time! If you need a baby shower gift or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy this amigurumi doll makes a sweet little gift. Head to Amiguroom.com and get the free doll pattern :
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Watermelon seed counting activity for kids (free printable)
If your kids are really into learning numbers and math, AND yummy watermelons you will love this super easy ,fun, inexpensive DIY number learning toy! She designed a whole set of watermelon seed counting toy for us which can be downloaded from abcs to acts as a nice free printable! This fun watermelon seed counting toy  allows your child to practice numbers,improve their fine motor coordination, while having a tactile sensory experience. The watermelon counting set is so easy to put together, and most likely you have all of the supplies already. (Just a few black buttons and a few sheets of printer paper and of course this nice free watermelon seed counter toy printable)
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Adorable puppy baby binkie / blankey (free sewing pattern)
Learn to sew a super cute baby blanket that looks like a puppy with Oh The Things We'll Make's free pattern and instructions! Half softie , half blankey , kids will love snuggling with these dog lovies ! Can you stand the cuteness? Simple stitching and minimal stuffing pulls this sewing project together in a flash! This lovely puppy blanket can be a sweetest huggable toy for your baby ! Use a soft, black fabric for the nose, and form the eyes and mouth by hand by stitching them on with black thread. This way your puppy blanket will be safe as toy and blanket for newborns as well!
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Heart teddy toy - free amigurumi pattern & video tutorial
This super adorable crocheted little bear with small heart patches is absolutely in the right size to be a perfect huggable doll for kids. This free written & step-by-step video amigurumi bear pattern and the assembling tutorial will teach you how to crochet your own cute little amigurumi teddy bear! This super cute (and easy to crochet) amigurumi teddy bear can be great gift for your friends and family members at Valentine's day or Christmas (or you can crochet it just for fun)! 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 for beginners.
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Little amigurumi bear with scarf (free crochet pattern)
Playing with super cute huggable plushies are so comforting and fun! The perfect reason to play with lovely plush animals ( regardless of your age ) is to crochet one for yourself! ( Or to crochet it as a lovely handmade gift for your friends or family members. ) This time create this lovely amigurumi bear from a skein of yarn by following Nadezhda Pavlova's free crochet pattern. You can make this lovely huggable amigurumi bear 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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Ladybug rocks - painted rocks craft for kids
Are you looking for a fun and easy kids craft idea which involves natural ingredients ? The kids collected a few nice rocks and you would like to turn them something fun? Try this quick and super easy kids craft idea , and turn the stones into adorable ladybugs ! These stone ladybugs are perfect garden or patio decors or you can use hem as fun parts of a game ( you can make a tic tac toe or a domino from them ). You can paint the rock ladybugs to any color that you wish, they will be perfect!
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