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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!
No-sew sock penguin - easy winter craft idea for kids
If you loved the no-sew sock snowmen you’re going to love her no-sew sock penguin craft too! This little sock penguin will fit nicely with it’s snow made friend so grab that odd sock we know you have and let’s get crafty! This cute little sock penguin is a perfect winter / christmas craft for the kids because it doesn't involves sewing or other special craft skills/techniques. Just 2 odd socks and a little glue! In this nice craft website you can find other sock softie ideas such as the snowman and Santa!
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DIY Easter - spring look and find sensory bottle (I spy bottle)
Just when it seems like spring will never come, we realize that it’s right around the corner. To help celebrate this beautiful and amazing season, create a fun craft that Kim (730 Sage Street ) calls a "look and find spring sensory bottle" ( I spy bottle ). You can turn this I spy bottle easily into a game: use 15 completely different items in the bottle then create a list of the things and make it a game to find all of them. So fun! Visit 730 Sage Street and create one fun spring I spy bottle with the kids:
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Reversible octopus - amigurumi octopus (free amigurumi pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet and amigurumi so much! Just look at this cute reversible octopus ! Who can resist this cute little octopus face? By following along Katia Glebova 's free amigurumi pattern, you can create this super cute crochet octopus 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 octopus for your friends or family members now!
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Sleeping amigurumi doll - free crochet pattern
It’s time for super unique and adorable free crochet patterns again! Who wants free patterns for this amigurumi sleepy doll toy ? Visit this nice amigurumi pattern collection and learn how to crochet this super adorable sleepy doll soft toy ( for babies ) ! At AmigoroomToys you will find the free crochet pattern of this super cute sleepy doll baby pillow toy with a free pictorial assembling tutorial. This amigurumi doll pattern is not the easiest amigurumi pattern a round here but absolutely worth the time! Hand embroider the amigurumi doll 's eyes - this way this cute amigurumi sleep toy will be suitable for little kids & newborns as well! Pattern designer: Katusha Morozova (vk.com/handihat)
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Little bear amigurumi keychain (free crochet pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet bear keychain pattern by Bi'kutu Oyuncak is completely free so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. This adorable amigurumi bear keychain is ready to be gifted for your favorite kiddo. If you're stitching the bear keychain as a toy for a young child, swap the bead eyes for crocheted or embroidered eyes instead. You can easily customize this amigurumi bear keychain design to be any color you'd like. Crochet a little bear keychain as a toy or as a cute little gift for your loved ones. 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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Tiny amigurumi bear (minigurumi) - free crochet pattern
In this free crochet tutorial by Mariya Trunova at AmiguroomToys, you can learn how to crochet this tiny and adorable bear in amigurumi! This sweet amigurumi bear is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi bear is a wonderful seasonal decoration or gift for your loved ones. At AmiguroomToys you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute bear keychain. This amigurumi bear pattern is a bit hard due to its super tiny size, this is why we do not recommend it for absolute beginners in amigurumi.
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Cute little amigurumi witch (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for a lovely handmade Halloween gift for your best friends or kids? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi witch by Olga Khokhlova at Amiguroom Toys is just perfect for the special occasion! Amigurumi is an easy to learn crochet technique from Japan that allows you to create lovely toys and gifts, just as this lovely little witch. So don't hesitate: quickly grab this wonderful free amigurumi pattern and learn the how-tos!
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Quick and easy felt tulips - free sewing pattern  & tutorial
Tulips are among our favorite flowers , and we think it will be very nice to have a few wonderful tulip bouquets around the house at spring . However, we don't really like cut flowers because watching them die in a vase makes us really sad.The solution? None other than some super-soft ( and everlasting ) felt tulips , of course! This felt craft is easy, quick and the outcome is soo gorgeous! This sweet felt tulip flower can be a great home decor or classroom decor at spring ! ( You can even use these beautiful tulips as a wedding party decoration /centerpiece ! ) You can make the felt tulip flowers in vibrant fun spring colors or in stylish sophisticated pastel colors, it will look gorgeous in any form!
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Adorable lying Winnie the Pooh bear amigurumi (free pattern)
Here is a super cute free lying  Winnie the Pooh amigurumi pattern for those who grow up with pooh bear and new generation who loves it. This small lying amigurumi Winnie is a brilliant crochet project for you even if you are a beginner in crocheting / amigurumi.  Pooh is naive and slow-witted, but he is also friendly, thoughtful, and steadfast.  This adorable little lying amigurumi Winnie the pooh toy should be easy peasy to crochet since it uses only basic crochet loops.Create a  super cute kawaii  Winnie the Pooh amigurumi for your Disney fan kids , they will love it!
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Amigurumi whale ( baby humpback whale ) - free crochet pattern
Every kid deserves gorgeous crochet toys ,handmade with love! This lovely amigurumi whale by One Dog Woof is sure to be a treasured heirloom - and make wonderful gift. Need a cute crochet birthday gift or something for a baby shower ? Your in luck, check out this lovely humpback whale pattern by One Dog Woof! You'll love this free amigurumi pattern ! This humpback whale amigurumi pattern is super easy and the outcome is so lovely! This crochet whale is an absolute joy to make! Perfect for the little one that often dreams about the great blue oceans and their amazing wildlife. Oceans contain the greatest diversity of life on Earth!
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Traveling tic-tac-toe with buttons (free sewing pattern)
Are you planning any fun trips this year? Today Katie from Made to be a Momma is here with a fun sewing tutorial that will be fun for any trips you’re taking this year. It’s a little traveling tic-tac-toe game! How cute is this? Fun family games can make any trip much more enjoyable!  This on the go tic-tac-toe game is perfect for summer vacation travel, waiting in the doctors office or at restaurants, and just a fun game for your kids to play!  It’s not only the “game board” but it also stores the tic-tac-toe pieces in the pouch. This sewing project is absolutely suitable for beginners in sewing and this traveling board game will be a great DIY gift for any occasion!
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Little amigurumi sheep keychain (free amigurumi pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet sheep pattern by Anna Skorohodova at Amiguroom Toys is completely free so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. This adorable amigurumi sheep is ready for traveling your loved ones. You can easily customize this amigurumi sheep design to be any color you'd like. Crochet a little sheep as a toy or as a cute little Easter decoration 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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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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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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Amigurumi hot air balloon baby mobile (free amigurumi pattern)
Create a beautiful and adorable handmade baby toy: an amigurumi hot air balloon baby mobile ! This crochet hot air balloon baby mobile 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 hot air balloon baby mobile can be an excellent gift for your newborn kids or grandkids. This free hot air balloon baby mobile crochet pattern by AmourFou will guide you through the crocheting process of your own wonderful amigurumi hot air balloon baby mobile.
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Murzik - the amigurumi cat (free crochet pattern)
Are you looking for free amigurumi patterns ? Do you love cat ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi cat : Murzik ! Ida Handmade designed this lovely amigurumi cat. 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 cat now!
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Amigurumi bull & cow (free crochet 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 cow by Anna Sokolnikova at Amigurumi Space 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, just as this lovely little cow. So don't hesitate: quickly grab this wonderful free amigurumi pattern and learn the how-tos:
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Little brown amigurumi bear (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crocheting? Create a beautiful and adorable handmade toy: an amigurumi bear ! This cuddly crochet bear 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 bear can be an excellent gift for your kids or grandkids. This free bear crochet pattern by Kristina Zavadskaya at AmiguroomToys will guide you through the crocheting process of your own wonderful soft amigurumi bear. The difficulty of this free bear amigurumi 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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Crochet spring bunny and mouse (free amigurumi patterns)
Nothing's cuter than stuffed animals, and this little crochet amigurumi bunny & mouse is no exception. This lovely bunny & mouse pattern by Elena Krasnorutskaya at Amiguroom Toys works up really quickly and doesn’t take much yarn to make. So grab your yarn basket and crochet a lovely bunny or mouse for all of the cuteness -lovers in your life. ( Kids really love handmade toys , especially when they are cuddly and colorful, which makes this amigurumi bunny & mouse a great gift for any special occasion! )
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Ginnie the amigurumi giraffe ( free crochet pattern)
Nothing's cuter than a stuffed animal, and this little crochet amigurumi giraffe Ginnie is no exception. This lovely giraffe pattern by Jess Huff works up really quickly and doesn’t take much yarn to make. Crochet a cuddly giraffe for the giraffe lovers in your life. Little newborns really love handmade toys , especially when they are colorful, which makes this amigurumi toy a great gift for baby showers! ( Just swap the safety eyes with crocheted or embroidered ones if you make this cuddly little amigurumi giraffe for newborns and small kids with curious mouths )
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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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Amigurumi witch cat pattern (free crochet pattern)
Crochet your very own gorgeous, lovely amigurumi witch cat with  this nice free crochet toy pattern! This witch cat amigurumi toy is absolutely perfect for kids as a Halloween toy or you can use them decorate at Halloween! If you'd like to make this adorable crochet / amigurumi witch cat bigger for an absolutely giant cat use a thicker, heavier weight yarn and a 4 mm hook. This beautiful adorable amigurumi witch cat is such a unique way to decorate at Halloween!
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Barbie doll hair repair tutorial - easy and quick method
In this nice Barbie doll hair detangling and repair video tutorial Guppy shows you how she transformed this Barbie's hair from AWFUL to AWESOME! You'll never throw away an old Barbie again! Step by step instructions that are so easy to follow, i bet you have all of the materials at hand already! She has a Barbied doll hair curling method for perfectionists and a super easy method for kids as well if you would like to re-design your Barbie dolls repaired hair !
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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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Little amigurumi Easter bunny (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for free amigurumi patterns ? Do you love bunnies ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi bunny ! @lazy.toy designed this lovely amigurumi 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 Easter bunny now!
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Cuddly blue amigurumi bunny - free crochet pattern
In this free crochet tutorial by Anastasia Klevakina at AmiguroomToys, you can learn how to crochet this adorable rabbit in amigurumi ! This sweet amigurumi rabbit is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi rabbit is a wonderful seasonal decoration or a soft toy for kids. This amigurumi rabbit 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 rabbit accompanied with a nice, detailed assembling tutorial. This amigurumi pattern is a fairly easy one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this lovely little rabbit is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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Amigurumi batman - father's day gift (free pattern)
This year for Father's Day ( or just for fun ) crochet a cuddly Batman to y! Who doesn’t love Batman ? Make your very own cuddly crochet batman toy with PinkMouseBoutique's free crochet pattern ! Now you don’t need to look for a Batman toy in a store or order online, because you can crochet a Batman by yourself! This Batman amigurumi pattern is an medium one but it absolutely worth the time and effort because the outcome is so funny and unique! This Batman toy can be a great gift for him!
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Snuggle bunny - free sewing pattern & sewing tutorial
Tina's cute little snuggle bunny sewing pattern is ready just in time for Easter. Snuggle bunny makes a great cuddly pressie, complete with her own blankey. We do hope you like this free pattern and will enjoy making  this super cute snuggle bunny plushie as much as we like it.  At MissDaisyPatterns.com you will find a free fabric Easter egg sewing pattern as well to complete your little Easter snuggle bunny.
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Soft yellow amigurumi bear with scarf (free amigurumi pattern)
In this free crochet tutorial by Dariya Baysh at AmiguroomToys, you can learn how to crochet this adorable bear in amigurumi ! This sweet amigurumi bear is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi bear is a wonderful seasonal decoration or a soft toy for kids. This amigurumi 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 bear. This amigurumi pattern is a fairly easy one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this lovely yellow bear is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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Little crochet blue bird - free amigurumi patterb
Do you love crocheting and adorable soft toys ? Crochet this lovely little amigurumi blue bird which can be a wonderful handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) . In this nice crochet /amigurumi blog you will find the amigurumi blue bird pattern for free ! This amigurumi blue bird is an absolutely easy crochet toy project: you can create the blue bird easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi . This crocheted blue bird doesn't require too much yarn , and it will look great in any color!
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DIY Toilet paper roll ladybug windsock - fun spring craft for kids
This ladybug windsock toilet paper roll craft by Easy Peasy And Fun is a great project to make with your kids or students during the spring time. This ladybug craft is easy enough for the kindergartners to make and it will be the coolest little classroom decoration. Plus these adorable little DIY ladybug 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 spring windsock toilet paper roll craft. Get the tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and recycle your toilet paper rolls into cute ladybug windsocks:
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Crochet Easter egg bunny and chick (free amigurumi patterns)
Chirp chirp! Hop hop! Make these adorable little hatchling and bunny for this coming Easter. They are super cute and very easy to make. They can be made as a decorative piece or add them to an Easter basket full of chocolate eggs!   This is a very simple crochet  pattern. It technically uses simple basic stiches, that makes it a perfect Easter crochet project for beginners in amigurumi! . There are free patterns and instructions for both the chick and the Easter bunny. Get the details at helloyellowyarn.com:
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