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12 DIY Wooden Toys You Can Make for Your Kids

Wooden toys are loved for their classic look as well as their durability. Create DIY toys for the special children in your life using these free project plans.

1. Wooden Balance Board

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Woodworkers often find themselves with lots of leftover scrap wood they need to use up. This DIY balance board is the perfect project to make the most of these odds and ends. Learn more at That’s My Letter.

2. Wooden Block Stacker

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This wooden block stacker is a sturdier version of the plastic stacker toy found in toy stores across the country. It’s designed to help babies develop dexterity, agility, and hand-eye coordination. Visit Bamboo Family Mag to learn how to make one.

3. Wooden Camera

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A wood toy camera is an excellent accessory for pretend play. Learn how to make one for your toddler or preschooler at Lil Blue Boo.

4. Wooden Dollhouse

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A modular stackable dollhouse painted in a little girl’s favorite colors is a gift that’s sure to please.  Ana White shows you how to make this lovely wooden toy on her blog.

5. Wooden Gun


The little man in your life will have a blast trying to shoot the targets in this retro-inspired rubber band gun setup. Learn how to make this classic wooden toy at Runner Duck.

6. Wooden Pizza Puzzle

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This pizza puzzle can also be used as pretend food for a child’s pizza party, giving you two toys in one. Learn more about how to make one at Blog Lovin’.

7. Wooden Rattles and Teethers

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Cute enough to be displayed as works of art, these wooden rattles and teethers are the perfect gift for the new parent in your life. Learn how to make them at Adventure in a Box.

8. Wooden Scooter

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Encourage kids to get outside and be physically active with these colorful wooden scooters. This easy woodworking project is just right for beginners and you can let your child paint his or her own scooter if desired. Visit Pretty Handy Girl to learn more.

<h2>9. Wooden Rocking Toy

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This wooden rocker toy is as adorable as it is fun for your little one. Head over to Killer B. Designs for the free project plan.

10. Wooden Oversized Tic-Tac-Toe Game

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An oversized tic-tac-toe game makes an excellent handmade gift that’s fun for the whole family. Learn how to make it at Her Tool Belt.

11. Wooden Waldorf Blocks

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The rustic feel of these wooden Waldorf blocks makes them perfect for creating forest scenes with animal figures. Visit  Adventure in a Box to learn more about this project.

12. Wooden Vehicles

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Make wooden cars, trucks, and helicopters using scrap wood to create toys that will keep your kids occupied for hours.  Ana White has the details on her blog.