There is something so special about handmade things and nothing is more special than making toys for your children. There is, of course, the safety aspect where you are in control of all the materials so you don’t include any toxic paints and materials but beyond this, it is knowing that the toys are made with love and care. Making your own toys means they are unique and can be customised for your children.
We are in love with the idea of making toys for our children and so we went looking for some beautiful handmade toys that you too can make. We’ve found ideas for babies as well as older kids so there is something for everyone. Some are easy to make like the DIY chalkboard play town pictured above, while others take a bit more effort but all are so worth making. Here are our favourite picks:
First up is this DIY wooden baby rattle. Babies love rattles and what can be nicer than making one for your newborn to welcome them in to the world or perhaps gifting one to a friend’s newborn. READ MORE