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5 tutorials to make great DIY toys at home

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Posted on March 19, 2020 by Aida González Vázquez

Learn how to craft cool cardboard games! They are fun to create, and you can play with them when you finish. You’ll just need simple recycled supplies. Creating homemade toys is an excellent way for kids to learn to appreciate every object.

For this post, we have selected our five favorite cardboard crafts tutorials. As some of these crafts require using a cutting blade or a glue gun, we recommend them for older kids (+8 years old). An adult’s supervision is always a good idea.  We hope you find the work of these makers inspiring. Have fun!

Genius Maze Game, by EverXFun

You can create this craft with recycled cardboard at home. It is a great way to recycle some materials and create a fun game from scratch. If you like this kind of crafts, you should check the author’s YouTube channel. It is full of ideas to entertain kids. Some of them are pet-friendly, as the author is a declared cat lover. Take a look and get ready to play!


Spiral Marble Machine, by Liberman

Liberman is an American YouTuber who loves to create with cardboard. In this tutorial, he explains to you how to create a vertical roulette to play with marbles. The outcome looks funny! If you’d like to teach your kids how to develop mechanisms that work, you should check this YouTube channel. It is full of great ideas to replicate at home.

Tic Tac Toe Game, by Mr. Wow

To complete this craft, you are going to need cardboard, paper, and a glue gun. Follow the steps in the tutorial, and you’ll have a homemade board ready to play.  Mr. Wow’s YouTube channel is full of tutorials for crafts, games, and life hacks. Check it out and get inspired by the author’s original ideas.

DIY Basketball game, by Yuri Ostr

Yuri is a maker from Ukraine. He loves to create original homemade projects. If you follow the steps on this video, you’ll be able to make a cardboard basketball game. It is a great way to stay active until you can go to play basketball outside. For this tutorial, you will need simple supplies that you already have at home. Learn how to recycle them to create something great!

Football table game with magnets, by Home Projects

Football is a funny sport in all of its versions. With this tutorial, you can create your board to play at home. You’ll need cardboard, glue, magnets, and marbles. If you take a look at Home Projects, the YouTube channel that posted the video, you will find similar crafts and lots of life hacks. We are sure you will find more exciting activities to do at home!

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