Kids’ Toys You Can DIY
DIY projects are an ideal approach you can do to spend time and energy together with your kids. That way you can ignite their imagination and demonstrate they can have some good times by making things with their own hands and mind. You can teach them about recycling through those DIY projects because everything you need for DIY, you have at home.
DIY Foosball Game
To make a foosball game you will require a cardboard box for the field, plastic straws and grill sticks for the rods and, last but not least, clothespins for the foosball players. Cut the gaps between the poles and the goals on both sides of the box. When you are done with it, forward the box to the kids who can color it. While they do that, take the plastic straws and fill them with sticks because the plastic straws alone are too soft for the rods and sticks will harden them enough. When the box is completely dry, take the rods (straws) and put them in the holes you made for on the box. Now you have to use the clothespins and apply them to the rods. For easier recognition, you can color them into two teams. Use glue to fix them permanently to the rods and leave it out of hand’s reach to dry. When everything is dry, take one ping pong ball and the match can begin!
Tic tac toe is to a great and simple DIY project and you which won’t take you too long to make. All you require is a cardboard and few corks. Cut the cardboard so you end up with a rectangle about a size of an ordinary book. Draw a grid on the cardboard which has 9 spots for the corks. For the game, you will need 10 corks and give them to your kids so they can color them into two colors (5+5). Let the corks dry and you are ready! Use the cardboard as the playing field and corks as the pawns!
DIY Memory Game
Memory is awesome because it trains memory through the game. This is another game which you can make from the cardboard. Color one side of the cardboard in one color completely – that would be the bottom side. Then, draw a grid on the other side and start cutting on the grid. You have to have an even number of small rectangles. Give the rectangles to your children and let them draw something on every rectangle and remember – the illustrations must be in a couple.
DIY Ball Maze Game
The Ball Maze Game is extraordinary for enhancing the hands and eyes coordination. For this project, you will require a shallow cardboard box and few bathroom tissue rolls. Give your children the task to color the bathroom tissue rolls. When they are dry, glue them in the box as you wish and color the papers in the same colors as the tissue rolls. Find the ball that can come through the tissue rolls and you are good to go. Pick few colored papers and you have to roll the ball through those colored papers you picked. Every contestant should do the same.
Info about the author:
Mark is a foosball player with a blog FoosballZone. On that blog, he talks about foosball tips and how-tos, history and everything identified with foosball. He also has posted about mini foosball tables, which are perfect for kids.