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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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DIY Sock bear  - soft toy for kids (free sewing tutorial)
Please meet Mama Kass, the sock kangaroo , and Baby Kaden, the felt baby kangaroo ! Craft Passion today share with us a super cute and free sock kangaroo sewing pattern! The pattern on Craft Passion is a little lengthy but it is worth the read till the end. It has all the details you need to know on how to sew Mama Kass sock kangaroo and Baby Kaden felt kangaroo. Follow all the instructions well and you will be able to make one ( or a whole family of ) adorable sock plushies for your kids or for yourself!
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DIY Pompom bear ( yarn bear)
These pom-pom bears by NataliDoma DIY are one of the cutest yarn crafts we've ever seen! They are so adorable and really easy to make! You don’t need any special tools: just yarn, beads, and a ribbon. This lovely little teddy bear is a great winter/ Christmas kids' craft project for using up any spare balls of yarn in your knitting kit. Try making a whole bunch of these little pom-pom bears in assorted sizes. They'd make perfect Christmas ornaments as well, as you can use them again and again! You could also tie them to a winter wreath , or you could hang your pom-pom bears off a length of yarn , and make an adorable winter garland. They're also great as cute little gifts!
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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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Amigurumi dog in pink sweater (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 dog by following Marina Nevmyatullina's free crochet pattern at Amiguroom Toys. You can make this lovely huggable amigurumi dog 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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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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Little amigurumi dog ( amigurumi puppy) - free amigurumi pattern
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute dog ! Who can resist this cute little puppy face? By following along Alena Dronova's free amigurumi pattern you can create this super cute crochet dog 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 dog for your friends or family members, they will love it!
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Crochet Dumbledore softie (Harry Potter) - free crochet pattern
Projects like this make us love the art of crochet so much! Just look at this cute crochet Dumbledore ! Who can resist him? By following along Spin A Yarn Crochet's free crochet pattern, you will be able to create this super cute crochet Dumbledore in no time! So grab a few skein of yarn , make this lovely amigurumi Dumbledore today, and create a darling new stuffed toy for a Harry Potter fanatics in your life!
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Mix and mach snowman game from stones
Do you have a huge collection of stones ? Let the kids make snowmen with them for this simple mix'n match stone snowmen activity by In The Playroom! You can create different games if you don' t like snowmen: this Mix and mach game will work great with other motifs as well! ( imagine a fin Mix and mach train or caterpillar game! ) Rock painting is just so relaxing and fun for a wide range of ages. So let's paint some snowman rocks :
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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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Soft purple amigurumi bear (free amigurumi 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 Amiguroom Toys 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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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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Cute Easter chick from a sock with needle felting (sock plushie)
If you are looking for a fun, classic, " chick in egg shell " decor for Easter , this super adorable relaxed sock chick in a shell plushie is a perfect craft project for you! ( This softie can be a great kids' toy as well, not just at Easter ! ) To make this ultra kawaii chick plushie you just need a fluffy sock and some needle felt wool ( which can be replaced with a little felt ) ! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial making one relaxing Easter chick sock doll will be a piece of cake, and your kids will love it!
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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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DIY felt toy garden with felt fruits and vegetables
This fun felt toy garden is a great way for little ones to learn about gardening. (Without dirt and mess!) You can use any old pantihose to form the soil (instead of brown felt) and use any type of felt fruits / vegetables to plant in , even plastic fruits and vegetables works well with this fun felt garden! You can upgrade this felt garden into a fun learning toy: just create little paper tables with the names /numbers / pictures of the fruits and vegetables! This way the kids can learn and play at a same time ( or learn foreign languages in an easy way ).
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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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Lucky triangle chicken (free sewing pattern)
This free Lucky Chicken pattern is an easy and quick to sew project and it is perfect to sew as Easter ornament, pincushion, bean bag, potpourri sachet and paper weight. Besides, you may enlarge the pattern and sew it into chicken doll or door stop (by filling it with sand). If you wish to challenge yourself, how about try to sew a chicken coin purse by adapting the triangle coin purse pattern & tutorial (which also can be find in this nice craft site)! Depending on your sewing skill, generally the triangle lucky chicken softies takes about 15 to 30 minutes to sew. You can try various fabrics, they will be fun in any form!
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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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Adorable amigurumi bunny in vest (free crochet pattern)
This brilliant free amigurumi bunny pattern by Zhaya will help you to create a wonderful crocheted toy with interesting details,personality and cuteness! This super adorable amigurumi bunny can be a great gift for Easter or other occasions ( or you can make one just for fun ),the kids will love it! With this nice step-by-step amigurumi tutorial crocheting one little bunny in vest will be a piece of cake! Visit Zhaya's site for this and many more free gorgeous amigurumi toy patterns!
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Adorable amigurumi bear with bow tie (free amigurumi pattern)
Know a bear lover? Crochet the perfect gift for them: an amigurumi bear ! Whether you're gifting this lovely amigurumi bear as a toy or as home decor, this free amigurumi pattern by Dasha Korotkova will thrill bear fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) bear can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade toy for your kids and grandkids because this super adorable amigurumi bear is just a perfect soft toy for both boys and girls! At AmiguroomToys you will find this wonderful free amigurumi bear pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy with lots of interesting details, personality, and cuteness! You can use any color and style yarn to crochet your own adorable amigurumi bear , 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 bear family
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Miniature posable snowman toy (free sewing pattern)
Do you love sewing ? Are you looking for a super cute soft plush toy for your kids ? Try this snowman softie ! This adorable snowman plush toy is a perfect Christmas 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 snowman plushies ,or sew / crochet a few accessories for them! Who can resist this sweet snowman face ?
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Little amigurumi bunny (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for a lovely handmade ( Easter ) gift for your best friends or kids? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi bunny by Maria Bannova at Amiguroom Toys is just perfect for Easter or any 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:
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How to make a 2 ingredient super easy homemade slime
This is how to make laundry detergent slime at home with only 2 ingredients! Easy goo recipe that is made with glue, detergent and any color you like. If you didn’t have any borax at home to create fun slimes just use laundry detergent instead and glue which seems like the key ingredient in all slime recipes. If you are looking for a borax free slime here is a super easy way to make it! It’s quite easy to do and it has a good consistency that is not too icky, sticky, or tough. Just glue and laundry detergent slime is just a matter of mixing slowly until you get the consistency you desire.
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Mia and Tom - amigurumi elephants (free crochet pattern)
With Diana Patskun's great free amigurumi pattern you will be able to crochet these super adorable elephants in no time ! These cuddly crochet elephants are great amigurumi patterns to work on, because they are so easy to crochet and the outcome is so wonderful! These super adorable amigurumi elephants can be excellent gifts for your kids or grandkids. This free elephant crochet pattern by Diana Patskun will guide you to make your own wonderful soft amigurumi toy. Head to Amiguroom and get the free pattern :
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DIY skeleton rock puzzle - halloween craft for kids
Do you have a huge collection of rocks?  Let the kids make a fun Halloween skeleton with them for this simple mix 'n match stone skeleton activity! You can create different games if you don' t like skeletons:  you can easily create  a train, or a caterpillar mix 'n mach game! Activities that involve using nature’s finds for creating are brilliant for keeping kids busy. Not only do spend time crafting but they also spend time outdoors finding items.With a few rocks /pebbles you can make this cute rock skeleton in no time! This rock skeleton is a fun Halloween craft for the kids.
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Nyasha the tiny amigurumi deer (free amigurumi pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi reindeer pattern by Ekaterina Shokhina at Amiguroom Toys ! 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 reindeer. So grab a skein of brown yarn , make this lovely amigurumi reindeer today and create a darling ( Christmas ) gift for your loved ones.
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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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Dixie cup bobblehead bat - fun Halloween craft for kids
We LOVE fun and adorable Halloween crafts ! This bobblehead bat by The Pinterested Parent is an excellent Halloween craft for the kids, plus it's such an entertaining toy ! ( Make them bobble and fly! ) This bobblehead bat is also a fabulous little craft to use when learning about nocturnal animals ( or working on a dark night theme ) , and they will sure to be a huge playtime hit for your creative kids. Get the free bobblehead bat printable and step-by-step tutorial at thepinterestedparent.com and let's get started:
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Amigurumi ballerina bear (free crochet pattern)
This lovely little ballerina bear by Amiguroom and Yuliya Chebanovais a perfect cuddly soft plush toy in huggable size. It is crochet from velour yarn to give a soft and warm touch. This cuddly crochet ballerina 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 ballerina bear can be an excellent gift for your kids or grandkids. This free balerina bear crochet pattern will guide you to make your own wonderful soft amigurumi toy:
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Sleepy amigurumi snowman girl - free crochet pattern
Let us present you this super adorable little sleepy amigurumi snowman ! This free amigurumi snowman pattern is fairly simple, and it’s definitely possible to whip out one or two in an evening. They make great Christmas decorations ,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 sleeping snowman girl, the pattern is easy to follow and you will have a bunch of adorable amigurumi snowmen ready in no time! Pattern designer: Katusha Morozova (vk.com/handihat)
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