30+ DIY Toys and Resources to Make for Your Classroom

It’s not always practical to make your own resources for your classroom or home, but these DIY toys are definitely worth your time. From an outdoor water wall to a bookshelf dollhouse, these homemade activities are sure to provide your students and kids with learning opportunities and fun all year long!

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Back when I was a primary teacher I used to love searching out new ideas to use in my classroom over the summer months. I was always searching garage sales and thrift stores for unique finds and sometimes even making my own activities to use in next year’s classroom.

I know time is very valuable since teachers (and parents) have a trillion things to do, but I think you will find that many of these homemade toys are things you’ll want to for sure add to your classroom for the upcoming school year! (And those of you homeschooling or at home with young children will also find some inspiration too!)


30+ DIY Toys and Resources to Make for Your Classroom

DIY Toys for Outdoors

DIY Toys for Outside Play

DIY Wooden Roads and Ramps from Buggy and Buddy

Outdoor Easel from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Dancing Ribbon Rings from Buggy and Buddy


DIY Toys for Outside Play

DIY Ribbon Wands from Mama Papa Bubba

Water Wall from Happy Hooligans

Outdoor Sound Wall and Music Station from Fun at Home with Kids


DIY Toys to Promote Literacy

Homemade Alphabet Toys

Stuffed Felt Letters from Buggy and Buddy

Alphabet Pocket Chart from Lalymom

Magnetic Alphabet Board from Mama Miss


Alphabet Toys to Make

Letter Stones from Buggy and Buddy

Story Stones from Happy Hooligans

DIY Alphabet Box from Stir the Wonder

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Puppet from Twodaloo


Science and Math Toys

DIY Science and Math Activiites

DIY Balance Toy and Game from Babble Dabble Do

Homemade Marble Run from Buggy and Buddy

Balancing Foam Ball from Buggy and Buddy

Magnetic Math Fishing Game from Buggy and Buddy

Toys for Dramatic and Imaginative Play

DIY Toys for Imaginative Play

DIY Ice Cream Play Set from Twodaloo

Bookshelf Dollhouse from Mama Papa Bubba

Post Office Dramatic Play Center from Buggy and Buddy

How to Encourage Imaginative Play with Felt from Buggy and Buddy


DIY Toys for Creating and Building

DIY Toys for Creating

Foam Strip Creation Center from Buggy and Buddy

Dyed Rainbow Wooden Blocks from Fun at Home with Kids

Button-Up Foam Craft Sticks from Mama Papa Bubba


DIY Toys for Building

Colored Light Blocks from And Next Comes L

Button Snake from Happy Hooligans

Waldorf-Inspired Nature Blocks from Adventure in a Box


Other DIY Learning Resources

DIY Resources for the Classroom

DIY Felt or Flannel Board from Buggy and Buddy

Homemade Light Table from Tinkerlab

Popsicle Stick Weaving Looms from Buggy and Buddy

Homemade Napkins for Snack Time from Buggy and Buddy




30+ DIY Resources to Make for Your Classroom: Homemade toys for building, DIY toys for dramatic play, science and math toys, learning centers and more!

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