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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!
Little amigurumi snowman (free crochet pattern)
By following along Ekaterina Nikolaeva free amigurumi pattern , you will be able to crochet this adorable snowman in no time! This sweet amigurumi snowman is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi cutie is a wonderful seasonal decoration or soft toy for kids. This amigurumi snowman also can be a lovely little ( winter themed ) rattle toy for a newborn baby ( just swap the plastic eyes with hand embroidery ). At Amigurumi Space's pattern collection you can get the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute snowman. This amigurumi pattern is an easy and quick one, so, if you are a beginner in amigurumi this snowman is an absolutely perfect toy to begin with!
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Cute crochet (amigurumi) apple - free crochet pattern
Today we're sharing a free amigurumi pattern with you for a super cute crochet apple toy ! Adorable, isn't it? We love handmade amigurumi toys so much, because they have lots of personality and the kids will love them more than any expensive store bought toy! This adorable amigurumi apple should be easy peasy to crochet since it uses only basic crochet loops. Create a set of super cute apple amigurumis for your kids or grandkids they will love it! You can crochet the apple in any size and color they will be lovely in any form!
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Tiny amigurumi mouse (amigurumi keychain) - free pattern
Are you looking for free amigurumi patterns ? Do you love tiny mouse ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi tiny mouse ! Alisa Ovchinnikova designed this lovely amigurumi tiny 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 tiny mouse now!
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Miniature crochet Christmas narwhals (free crochet pattern)
Do you love crocheting and adorable soft toysCrochet this little amigurumi Christmas narwhal which can be a wonderful handmade Christmas gift for your kids (or grandkids). In this nice crochet /amigurumi blog you will find the free amigurumi Christmas narwhal pattern. This amigurumi Christmas narwhal  is an absolutely easy crochet toy project: you can create the Christmas narwhals easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi. This crocheted Christmas narwhal doesn't require too much yarn, and it will look great in any color!
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Funny inflatable bunny toy from a rubber glove - Easter craft for kids
These fun rubber glove bunnies are so much better than ordinary puppets. First they are super easy to make ( you can create one with the kids literally in seconds ) Second, it's sooooo fun to use! This fun rubber bunny glove puppet craft grants hours of fun for the kids and the whole family! watch this nice video tutorial by and learn how to make your own inflatable Easter bunny puppet from a single rubber glove and a plastic cup!
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DIY Toy airplanes from popsicle sticks and clothespins
Popsicle or craft stick and clothespin airplanes are an easy craft suitable for young children to make. They can be decorated and colored, enabling you to personalize the airplane in any way that you like.This popsickle stick and clothespin airplane is an easy craft you can make with the kids at home or in the art class. These little clothespin airplanes are great for holding school notes to remember, homework, or a favorite photo.
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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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Christmas village advent calendar ( free paper house cutting files )
Here comes a lovely & festive printable paper craf t: a wonderful set of enchanting little DIY paper houses perfect for your Christmas village ! These little paper houses by Delia Creates are simple in design which makes them great for personalizing however you want. Dress them up with snowy glitter on the roofs, paint on fine details, or choose a gradient of papers. There are lots of possibilities! If you don't need an advent calendar you can use these little paper houses as adorable Christmas ornaments or even as cute party treat boxes for your upcoming Christmas party !
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Sleeping amigurumi lamb in ruffled skirt (free crochet pattern)
In this free crochet tutorial by Ivettlandya at Amigurumi Space, you can learn how to crochet this adorable sheep doll in amigurumi ! This sweet amigurumi sheep is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi sheep is a wonderful Easter decoration or soft toy for kids. This amigurumi sheep is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you leave out the bell . At Amigurumi Space ( as usual ) you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute sheep. This amigurumi pattern is a fairly easy one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumi this lovely little sheep is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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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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Cute sock doll (sock doll sewing tutorial) - soft doll
We think this sock doll is probably just about the cutest thing on the planet! Create your little sock dolls by following Moth Art 's step-by-step sewing tutorial. Sock dolls make great decorations and they also make excellent presents for all those doll lovers out there. This little sock doll will look gorgeous in any color and style, so grab that odd sock we know you have, and let’s get crafty!
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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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Kawaii easy crochet carrot (free amigurumi pattern)
Do you love to crochet and adorable soft toys ? Crochet this crocheted / amigurumi carrot by Dendennis which can be a wonderful handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) . In this nice crochet /amigurumi site you will find the free amigurumi carrot pattern and a nice detailed written crochet tutorial ! This amigurumi carrot is an absolutely easy crochet toy project: you can create the carrot easily even if you are a beginner in amigurumi. This crocheted carrot doesn't require too much yarn , and it will be a great addition to a pretend-to-play grocery shop!
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Crochet wine cork ornament - snowman,mushroom, elf & Christmas tree
We’re getting so close to Christmas now and we are finally starting get into the festive mood, helped along splendidly by this little troop of winter wine cork cozies!DIY wine cork figures are one of those classic craft projects that will always be a great Christmas craft,especially if it involves crocheting! Here is MojiMoji's crochet spin on this timeless DIY! Crochet wine cork Christmas trees, snowmen and elves are something that you can do to really get in the Christmas mood! You can display these cute crocheted wine cork ornaments as a part of your winter / Christmas decor. This Christmas crochet project is also great for clearing your yarn scrap stash.
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Adorable felt sleeping donkey (free sewing pattern)
We are huge fans of stuffed animals,and felt! We adore  felt as a craft material because it does't fray so it's very easy to work with, and it's so versatile! This cute felt donkey can be made under an afternoon with simple hand sewing. Cute, isn't it? In this nice craft blog you will find the felt donkey's sewing pattern for free! With the free pattern creating one super cute felt donkey ( as an adorable baby mobile piece, soft toy or cat toy) will be a piece of cake!  This felt donkey may be your favorite felt craft you have made in a while!
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DIY Ocean in a jar - summer craft idea for kids
Make mini aquarium sensory bottles so kids can tap on the aquarium wall without getting in trouble as they shake up some ocean animals, make some waves, and learn about the creatures of the sea. As kids shake up their miniature mason jar aquariums they can find and name ocean animals. Her kid’s picked out a variety of ocean animals like sea horses, fish, crabs, stingrays, sharks, and jellyfish to add to their mini aquariums. They love flipping the jar aquariums over and watching the waves crash and the animals swim. They helped make their own aquarium sensory bottle but you could always make one on your own so your kid could discover the sea animals inside.
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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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Crochet puppy in winter sweater - free amigurumi dog pattern
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet dog pattern is completely free ,so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. Grab some yarn and start stitching! If you're stitching this cute little winter puppy as a toy for a young child, swap the safety eyes and nose for crocheted or embroidered parts instead. You can easily customize this amigurumi dog design to be any color you'd like. Crochet a little dog as a toy or as a cute little Christmas decor ! If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great pattern for you. Pattern designer: Lyudmila Orlova (vk.com/o_lyudmila)
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Amigurumi snails and toadstool mushrooms (free pattern)
Well this free amigurumi pattern by Papillon en Papier is not the easiest crochet project in the world (because of it's small details)  but it's so awesome - worth every minute! In this beautiful crochet blog of Papillon en Papier you will find the amigurumi toadstool (mushroom), the snail and a pretty flower pattern completely for free! This amigurumi cutie can be a wonderful seasonal decoration or play set for kids. Visit Papillon en Papier and crochet a bunch of cute snails and mushrooms!
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Little white crochet bunny with a scarf (free amigurumi pattern)
Make this adorable amigurumi small bunny for your friends and family to show them your love at Easter at any time of the year! This little sweet crocheted bunny with its pretty little scarf will warm your heart! Alternatively, you can crochet a bow for your amigurumi bunny. Read this detailed step-by-step amigurumi bunny tutorial ( and the free amigurumi bunny template ) by Black Hat Llama and learn how to crochet one super adorable bunny toy ! Hope this bunny adds some sweetness to your day!
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DIY Among Us Crewmate sock plushie
With Maqaroon 's step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable Among Us Crewmate plushie ! Socks are easy to manipulate due to it’s knitted property that is expandable and flexible. The heel and toe parts are best to be made into bum that could turn into head and butt for the sock toy. With the various types of socks available in the market, you will never get enough surprises of what a pair of socks would turn into! Watch the step-by-step suck plushie making video tutorial and create your very own Among Us Crewmate!
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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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Soft amigurumi bear in pajamas (free amigurumi pattern)
Crochet your very own adorable cuddly amigurumi bear toy with following along Mariia Osipova's nice free amigurumi pattern at Amiguroom Toys ! This super adorable amigurumi bear 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 bear bigger ( for an absolutely giant bear ) simply use a thicker, heavier weight yarn. You can also 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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DIY Fabric marble maze (free sewing template & tutorial)
Make a super fun DIY fabric marble maze with AppleGreen Cottage's free sewing template and tutorial ! Use your fleece & cotton fabric scraps to create great quiet toy, or sensory toy for kids, with no pieces or parts to lose.These fabric marble mazes are the perfect screen-free, quiet toy for kids, and it's a great way for using up bits of fleece or fabric. Each fabric maze has a marble sandwiched between the two layers that you push through the maze with your fingers. Read the tutorial and let's get sewing:
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Paper cone dolls with Halloween costumes
Mr.Printables' popular free printable paper dolls set 'Cone Girls' get to dress up in spooky fashion for Halloween - Yay! They've created a few Halloween costumes for them so they don't miss out on this fun day! If your kids had fun playing with the original cone girl printable paper dolls, surprise them with these cool new outfits on Halloween day and help the cone girls boo everyone! = ) (You can find the original base cone shaped paper dolls >>>here<<< )
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DIY felt easter bunny ornament with a little pocket
This cute felt easter bunny/rabbit ornament holds a little pocket on its back, where you can put some of those delicious mini chocolate Easter eggs. It makes this a very sweet Easter decoration and a lovely little easter gift , especially for children... and for the not quite grownups, too : ) This sewing project is very easy : if you haven't got sewing machine that's not a problem: you can handsew these cute felt bunnies easily! ( Felt is a brilliant material for practicing hand sewing, because it's not fraying at the cutlines )
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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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DIY Magic zen meditation jars - relax snow globes
We thought we’d share a little meditation activity today for anyone looking for their moment of calm. These magic jars are so mesmerizing! The idea is that after you shake the jar, you just watch and wait…by the time all the glitter reaches the bottom ( about 1 minute) you will have found your happy place. The great magic of these “magic” medfitational jars is that your kids will be be teaching themselves the practice before you even get started in on an explanation.
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DIY Small winking amigurumi owl - free crochet owl pattern
Know an owl lover? We've got the perfect gift idea for them: a crochet winking owl keychain ! Whether you're gifting it as a toy or as home decor, this free amigurumi pattern will thrill owl fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) owl can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade toy for your kids / grandkids because, this super adorable amigurumi owl is a perfect soft toy for both boys and girls! In this great amigurumi blog you will find a wonderful free amigurumi owl pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy ! You can use any color and style yarn to crochet your own adorable amigurumi owls , they will look adorable and fun in any form!
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Pancho the amigurumi dog (free amigurumi pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi dog / dachshund pattern by AmourFou ! 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 dog. ) So grab a few skeins of yarn , make this lovely amigurumi dog today and create a darling new stuffed animal for your loved ones.
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