At 1 years old, your baby is beginning to develop their own unique personality and abilities. Their developing speech, movement and cognition allows them to play with toys in a whole new way. A diverse range of learning activities can help your baby take the next step into their toddler years. Here the best toys on the market that your 1 year old will actually love and use all the time.
Deluxe Toy Workshop Playset
Your little builder will love tooling around in his workshop with this colorful, interactive toy. The screwdriver, hammer, wrench, and table saw produces sounds that match each one as they are used. Learning activities include a shape sorter that plays music, a counting slider that calls out the numbers, and so much more.
Play Tent House and Tube for Kids
Whether your baby is still crawling, or nearly running, they’ll love this play tent and tube activity house. Includes a cubbyhole for playing peekaboo, a crawl-through tunnels and a stimulating ball pit. Comes with a zipper carrier and can be popped open outside or inside.
Playkidz Super Durable Pound A Ball
Babies love to test their strength and pound on things. Direct that energy to this toy, where hammering the balls through the hole drops them onto a fun, colorful, zooming track. The balls fall out at the bottom and they can start all over again. Simple, sweet hours of fun for your little one.
Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil' Rollin' Giraffe Ride-on
This friendly giraffe ride-and-scoot toy comes with an oversized back wheel for stability, a wheel guard for safety, and an adjustable seat. For indoor or outdoor fun, it comes with customizable “spot” decals so you can make it your own. Your little one will have a blast improving their balance, coordination, and large motor skills.
VTech Pop-a-Balls Push & Pop Bulldozer
Your baby will love this push-and-pop bulldozer – as they push it across the floor, colorful balls pop out of the chimney and into the bucket. Interactive buttons introduce colors, numbers, phrases, and music, and even just rolling it along triggers fun tunes. The chunky handle is great for motor skill development.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Grow 'n Learn Garden
Start your little gardener off early with her own flower and vegetable patch. This adorable learning center introduces letters, shapes, colors, and objects such as fruits and veggies. Tip the watering can to hear rain sounds, and sort the pots and watch the plants “grow.” Comes with three stages of play that grow with your baby.
Fisher-Price Bright Beats Juniors BeatBelle
At the slightest touch, your baby sets this rabbit-eared robot in motion, a great introduction to cause and effect! This toy stimulates their senses with color and sound, and the totable size makes it a perfect addition to the diaper bag so you’ll always have something fun on hand.
Taf Toys Feet Fun Baby Car Seat Toy
Your baby needn’t be bored during a car journey ever again. This innovativefun feet baby car seat toy is fixed to the seat in front of your baby, so that they can reach out with their feet and have endless fun! Includes a rattling Kooky character, a textured bird and a mirror.
Little Tikes Cozy Truck
Your little one will love riding around in this Little Tikes Cozy Truck. With durable, outdoor wheels, it’s the perfect toy to take on garden and park adventures! Also includes a distinctive horn, working steering wheel and doors that can open and shut.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair
Now your baby can sit with the rest of the family in their very own chair! Perfectly sized to fit little people, this clever, bright yellow chair has built in buttons, musical functions and storytelling, making it the perfect entertainment space for children above the age of 12 months
Melissa & Doug K's Kids Press and Go Inchworm
The Press and Go Inchworm is a moving sensory toy for any baby or toddler. Simply push the inchworm flat, then watch him propel himself across the floor. Includes a variety of textures and rattling sounds for an all round experience.
EocuSun Kids Ball Pit Playpen
Ball pits are a safe and exciting place for babies to sit, play and learn. Packed with colorful balls, this Eocusun playpen offers a contained space for your baby to safely experiment with standing, jumping and rolling. Also great for practicing throwing and catching! Can be set up indoors or outdoors.
TOMY Little Chirpers Sorting Eggs Learning Toy
Mix and match this set of sorting eggs by Tomy. Presented in a realistic egg box, each egg contains a colored yolk which can be separated from the outer shell. Match the colors together or use the eggs for practising counting. Can also be used in a play-pretend kitchen!
Fisher-Price Thomas the Train: R/C Thomas
This baby-friendly remote control Thomas The Tank Engine train is easy for little hands to control. With two large, colorful buttons, your little one can drive the train around the house while learning about coordination and direction. Includes an authentic Thomas train.
Hape - Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone
This multifunctional xylophone is not only great for bashing out a nursery rhyme, but doubles up as a ball toy! Simply slide the xylophone out of the wooden enclosure, and pop the balls through the holes. A perfect learning toy for curious babies.
VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck
You know a dump truck made by VTech isn’t just a fun toy, but a learning tool as well. Drop rocks into the bucket to learn numbers, or press one of three buttons to play melodies and phrases and to introduce colors and objects. Tactile learning is enhanced by imaginative play.
VTech Turn and Learn Driver
Vroom! Vroom! And she’s off! Your little speedster will love pretending to drive using the steering wheel that makes the cute puppy move back and forth. Five colorful buttons introduce animals, vehicles, and more. Imaginative play is enhanced by the traffic light, gear shifter, turn signal, and other fun features.
4 Piece Tegu Magnetic Wooden Block Cube Set
Tegu have reinvented the way you can play with wooden blocks. These gravity-defying magnetic blocks allow you to click the pieces together to create a range of shapes. Perfectly sized for little fingers, these blocks help your baby develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Boppin Activity Bugs
Teach your baby about cause and effect with this Basics Boppin Activity Bugs toy. Each of the four colorful, chunky buttons activate a cheeky pop-up bug when pressed! Each bug has a different facial expression and colorscheme to retain interest. Perfect for one-year-olds.
Melissa & Doug K's Kids Take-Along Shape Sorter
This two-sided activity bag is the perfect take-along to entertain baby wherever you go. It is a shape sorter, with nine textured blocks in different colors, plus textural flaps that reveal familiar things above and matching shapes beneath. The padded, soft fabric is safe and comfortable and the convenient handle makes is super portable.
Munchkin Wind Up Swimming Penguin Bath Toy
Watch this cheeky penguin zoom through the water during bath time. Your little one will love watching her swim around in the bubbles! Simply pull back her string, place her on the water surface and let go! The perfect size for little hands to play with.
VTech Musical Rhymes Book
This interactive children’s book comes with big easy-to-turn pages. The musical nursery rhymes include Little Boy Blue, Old MacDonald, ‘Round the Mulberry Bush, and more. There are 5 colorful piano buttons, a light-up star, and over 40 songs, sounds, and phrases. There is so much for your baby to explore with this cool toy for 1 year olds.
Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toy
Turn bath time into a carnival midway with this adorable octopus ring toss game. Your baby will love the fun shapes and colors of the rings and will develop hand-eye coordination as they attempt to toss them over the sea creature’s upturned legs. This floating 1 year old toy is also great for the pool!
Crayola MF Double Doodle
The MF Double Doodle toy by Crayola provides two fun ways for your 1-year-old to doodle. On one side they can scribble and wipe clean using crayons, on the other they can create their first pictures using special easy-to-remove gel paints. Perfect as a first coloring board.
Wall Mountable Pirate Ship Bath Tub Toy
This fantastic pirate ship makes bath time a barrel of laughs! The pirate ship sticks to the side of the tub using suction cups. Simply fill the pirate ship with water, and when it begins to overflow, the sides will open and release the water! You can also turn the rudder to watch the captain move!
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy
The award winning Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy is designed to play 7 classical melodies while your baby carries it around using the caterpillar handle. Includes volume control and large buttons for easy use. Perfect for 12 months +.
100Pcs Baby Wooden Fruit Animal Domino
Build an almighty tower using this 100 piece domino block set. Each piece features a picture of a food item, household object, animal or insect. You can either stack them on top of each other or line them all up and knock them down again. Perfect for refining fine motor and logic skills.
Baby Einstein Discover and Play Piano
This simple yet dynamic piano allows your early learner to explore the world of sounds and phrases. With easy-to-touch keys, this piano plays animal sounds, over 60 melodies and has a play-along feature so that your baby can learn to copy.
Honeysticks 100% Pure Beeswax Crayons (12 Pack)
This unique set of large coloring crayons are made from natural, non toxic materials including 100% pure New Zealand beeswax. This makes them perfect for infants and toddlers to draw with in a safe way. 12 exciting colors in every pack.
Hape - Wonder Walker Push and Pull Toy
Winner of the 2011 Parent’s Choice Approved Award, the Hape Wonder Push and Pull toy helps your baby build confidence in walking. The solid base allows your baby to pull themselves up with ease, while the lightweight body makes moving easy. Teddies can also come along for the ride!
Radio Flyer Scoot About Ride on
This nostalgic Radio Flyer scooting ride-on toy will bring a smile to both toddler and mom. The sturdy steel frame features wide-set front wheels for stability, easy glide wheels all around, real steering, and an adjustable seat that grows with your little one. Soft streamers and a real ringing bell add charm.
Little Sport Star Developmental Baseball Bat
Your budding baseball star will love playing with this multifunctional baseball themed plush toy. Featuring a soft fabric baseball hat with easy grip handle and smiley face, as well as a mirror, chewable teether and mini baseball attached via a string.
Guess How Much I Love You: Nutbrown Hare Jack-in-the-Box
Inspired by the best selling baby book ‘Guess How Much I Love You’, this simple, sweet and delightful jack in the box features the central hare character from the story. The toy box plays ‘pop goes the weasel’ as the hare jumps out of her little yellow home.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy
Help your baby learn to walk with this hilariously entertaining Chomp & Clack Alligator push toy. As your baby pushes the toy along the ground, the alligators that live in the wooden compartment will snap their jaws and make a brilliant sound. Made from sturdy, brightly colored wood.
Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball
The vibrant colors, varied textures and eye-catching patterns on this Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball help engage your baby’s sense of vision and touch. It has easy to hold bumps that make it simple to practise throwing, and multiple beads that create a rattling sound when shaken.
Rainbow Stacking & Nesting Cups Baby Building Set
Sometimes it’s the simple things that are the most entertaining. Your baby will love playing with these colorful stacking and nesting cups longer than you ever thought possible. Stacking encourages them to stand as the tower gets taller. Great for hand-eye coordination, they are even fun in the bath!
Melissa & Doug Flip Fish Toy
Under each of the colorful scales on this Flip Fish Toy, your baby will find a hidden picture which will help them to associate words, sounds and images. Furthermore, this diverse toy has hidden mirrors built in, helping your baby recognize their reflection. Perfect for 1-year-olds.
World of Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Stacking/Nesting Blocks
The Hungry Caterpillar is a highly educational and world famous children’s book that encourages learning from an early age. Now your baby can learn to stack using these large Hungry Caterpillar themed blocks. Each block features an image from the book as well as a number!
Bright Starts Clack and Slide Activity Ball
This versatile activity ball is perfect for curious babies. It includes a friendly spinning frog character, a shiny mirror,a colorful caterpillar bead chaser, a loud squeaker, clacking rings and rattle beads! Perfect for helping to develop sensory learning and hand-eye coordination.
Montessori Baby Set of 6 Toys
One-year-olds love making new and interesting sounds, which is why they’ll love this set of 6 musical homemade wooden toys. This set includes a ball cylinder, bell cylinder, interwoven discs, a ring rattle, bell rattle and ball teether. Perfect for babies who are able to grasp and bang away!
Sassy Wonder Wheel Activity Center
Spin the Wonder Wheel and experience a kaleidoscope of captivating color and movement! This multifunctional wheel contains sounds, bold colors, movable rings and a convenient suction cup to keep it all in one place. Perfect for developing sensory experiences and hand-eye coordination.
Melissa & Doug Peek-a-Boo Panda
This delightful Peek-a-Boo panda is a simple, yet visually pleasing learning toy for babies and toddlers. Made from wood and painted with bold black and white colors, the panda plays a game of peek-a-boo with your baby for hours of entertainment and laughter.
Arshiner Water Painting Drawing Writing Board
Your little one will love making big, bold pictures using this large Arshiner Water Painting Drawing Board. Measuring at 57 x 48cm, this clever board comes with a pen specially designed to fit into little hands. Simply fill the pen with water and use it to make amazing shapes and designs.
Grimm's Soft Organic Rainbow Ball with Gentle Rattle
Teach your 1-year-old to throw and catch using this large organic rainbow ball. Featuring 7 classic rainbow colors as well as a rattle that makes gentle sounds every time it moves. Stuffed with natural cotton material making it safe and environmentally friendly. Perfect as a first ball.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Fishbowl Fill & Spill Soft Baby Toy
Help your baby to learn about sea creatures in a fun and engaging way. This bowl of plush toys features a seahorse, star fish, octopus and colorful fish, all of which can be removed from their bowl and placed back inside again, developing fine motor skills and language recognition.
Infantino Flip Flop Frog Rattle
Encourage your 1-year-old to shake, chew and twist this versatile frog rattle by Infantino. Contains a chewable frog for teething, movable hands and feet that make a clicking sound, as well as a combination of colorful beads that move when shaked. A great treat for the eyes and the ears!
Ylovetoys Kids Play Tent Indian Teepee for Children
This portable, easy-to-assemble Indian teepee tent can pop up either indoors or outdoors for the best baby and toddler fun. Great for playing peekaboo or spending some quiet time napping. You can also fill it with balls (not included) and use it as a ball pit enclosure.
Sunny Cuddles - 47
This giant plush stuffed teddy bear a great feature for your baby’snursery. Watch your curious 1-year-oldattempt to climb him and cuddle him! Standing at 47 inches tall, this luxury bear is made fromsoft furry fabric and will last well until you’re baby is in school! Also makes for a lovely baby shower gift.
VTech Rhyme and Discover Book
This educational, light up, musical learning book is great for babies to look at and dance to! Includes 6 colorful pages; 3 light-up buttons, 7 nursery rhymes and 4 movable pieces. There’s also a number of useful phrases to help your baby associate words and sounds.
Harley Davidson Developmental Toy
Your biker baby will never be bored again with this Harley Davidson Developmental Bear toy. Features a cool and charismatic looking bear, dressed in sensory textured clothing and sporting a mirror, rattle and teether. Your baby will have masses of fun discovering new and interesting sensations.
Wooden Lawnmower Push Toy
Your 1-year-old will love helping with the gardening with this wooden lawnmower toy. Made from solid wood, this toy has 6 brightly colored balls inside which tumble around as your push it back and forth. Measures at 24 inches tall and very easy to use.
Peppa Pig Stickers - Over 295 Stickers
Stickers can be a great way of having fun and teaching your baby at the same time. Use this pack of 295 Peppa pig themed stickers to create pictures and scenic boards, or even to reward your baby when they do something wonderful! This set also contains a number of bonus stickers for special occasions.
This sensory bottle is perfect for mesmerizing and inspiring your little one. Simply tip the bottle upside down, or encourage your 1-year-old to do so, and watch the thousands of starry pieces move around inside. Produces a spectrum of beautiful colors and movements.
Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson See and Say Board Book
This award winning See and Say Board Book features clear, high contrast illustrations alongside bold typed words to encourage your baby to read and speak. Perfect for quiet Mom and baby time. Measures at 6 x 6″, and made from sturdy board book construction.
Gruffalo: Large Plush
From the best selling story of the Gruffalo, this large plush toy is authentic and realistic to the famous children’s adventure books. Measuring at 14 inches tall, this chocolate brown plush has a hilarious warty nose, big fang teeth and goggly orange eyes. Perfect for babies.
Vintage Baby toy, Spinning Blocks,
Spin the puzzle blocks on this freestanding vintage baby toy and discover a variety of animals, including monkeys, elephants and ducks! Perfect for discovering new images while refining logic and problem solving skills. Perfect for young toddlers and made from natural wood.
Wooden Toy Bus and Helicopter
These simple wooden toys are a joy for little ones to pretend-play with. Featuring a rustic style bus and helicopter, each toy has little wooden faces where the pilot and driver would go. The helicopter has a working propeller that can be spun around while pretend-flying!
Soft Hello Kitty Huggable Baby Collection 8
TThis soft plush Hello Kitty toy is not only perfect for cuddling up to in the crib at night, but also includes a rattle function for sound effects when shaken. With sewn-on facial features and polyester stuffing, this cute plush toy measures at 8 inches in height and is perfect for your 1-year-old to enjoy.
Playhouse - Tablecloth Frozen
Transform your dull dining room table into a play palace for your little princess. This gorgeous cream and ice blue tablecloth can simply be thrown over a table to create a magical kingdom inspired by the hit Disney film Frozen. Includes windows, doors and no-hassle set-up.
Toddlers Bear Rocking Chair
Your baby will love rocking back and forth in this sweet little rocking chair. Made by hand from solid wood, this gorgeous chair has been carved into the shape of a teddy bear, making it a stylish and adorable feature in your baby’s nursery. Suitable for babies who have learnt to sit with confidence.
Bunny Toy- Brown Cuddle Bunny
Watch your baby cuddle up to this soft and comforting plush bunny at night. Made from velvety soft brown material, this hand stitched bunny has big floppy ears with an pretty floral pattern design, as well as a matching floral belly.
Baby Einstein Star Bright Symphony Toy
This clever little plush star will mesmerize your baby with its dancing lights and 6 classical melodies. There are two settings to choose from – parent mode, whereby the music and lights play continuously, and baby mode which senses movement as your baby plays! Also contains an attachment to clip to a stroller.
Handmade Sock Zebra Stuffed Animal
Comfort your baby with this gorgeous hand made sock zebra. With delightful grey and blue stripes, a fluffy tail and funny blue tufts of hair, this little stuffed animal will become your little one’s best pal in no time. Perfect for cuddling at night.
Crayola Jumbo Crayons - 8 ct
Crayola are a leading manufacturer of arts and crafts toys for babies. This set of jumbo crayons are the perfect size for your little one to grab and scribble with! There are 8 colors included in a pack, and each crayon measures at 6.5 inches.
25 DIY Games, Crafts, Gifts and Toys for 1 Year Olds
DIY Cloud Baby
These cute and adorable plush clouds make lovely additions to your baby’s soft toy collection. Cuddle them, display them in the nursery or hang them from a mobile or pram. This easy-sew instruction pattern makes it simple and quick to create these delightful smiling clouds at home.
Babies love to lift things up and see what’s underneath, and this skill is an essential part of a baby and toddler’s development. Using cereal boxes, you can create your own lift-the-flap toy. Try hiding items underneath that are revealed when your baby looks inside!
Recycle Baby Socks into Bunnies, Chicks and Eggs!
What can you possibly do with all those little baby socks that your 1-year-old has grown out of? How about trying to create a selection of Easter themed toys out of them? Follow these simple instructions and create chicks, bunnies and eggs for your baby to play with.
Diy Fabric Beach Balls
These fabric beach balls are adorable. Check out this pattern for sewing your own in multiple sizes and in any fabrics you like – you can even coordinate them to the colors of baby’s nursery. These are so much fun to toss around inside and out, and they also make charming room decor.
Felt Toy Truck
Your little one will love playing with this simple yet authentic home made felt toy truck. Using soft plush material in a color of your choice, you can sew this simple pattern to add to your baby’s toy truck collection. The truck even has eyes, making it even more engaging and playful!
Diy Baby Blocks
These DIY foam blocks are super-special because you will have made them yourself, plus you get to choose colors and fabrics that appeal to you. These great, tactile toys are fun to grab, throw, and roll around and since they are so soft, you know they are perfectly safe.
Diy Sensory Hula Hoop
Help babies love tummy time with this sensory hula hoop. This creative idea is simple, yet brilliant. Take a hoop and attach all sorts of interesting textures with thread, yarn, fur, ribbons, tiny toys, and anything else you can think of. This would be an appreciated and unique gift for any new mom.
DIY Pillows and Soft Toys made from Recycled T-Shirts
Instead of disposing of your old clothes when you’re done with them, why not transform them into a collection of soft toys and pillows for your little one’s nursery? Choose any clothing pattern or design you like, follow the easy-sew instructions and save money on refurbishing!
3 in 1 Homemade Baby Toy
Babies and small toddlers love toys that make a lot of noise. This helps them to learn about cause and effect, as well as refining their sensory development. This 3 in 1 baby toy can be made at home using everyday materials. Roll it, shake it and spin it!
DIY Infant Car Seat and Stroller Toys
This set of car seat and stroller toys are safe for your baby to play with in the car or stroller and can be made using basic fabric materials. Choose bright, stimulating colors and follow the simple sewing instructions. Perfect for long journeys!
DIY Lid Sorter
Sorters are a great way of teaching your baby the art of categorizing, recognizing shapes and identifying colors. This home made sorter can be crafted using the lid of a box. Simply cut the correct shaped holes into the lid and match them with household objects that can fit inside!
DIY Soft Book
Spark your baby’s imagination with this colorful, bright and textured soft book. It’s not only gorgeous to look at, but is made from everyday household items. Simply follow the instructions and customize to include your baby’s name and favorite images.
DIY Pacifier Bunny
This innovative and effective pacifier bunny can be made at home using nothing but a cuddly bunny rabbit and a shop-bought pacifier. Follow the instructions and attach the pacifier to the bunny’s face. Your baby can cuddle the bunny and suck the pacifier all at once!
Simple DIY Color Sorting and Fine Motor Activity
Teach your baby the color basics using nothing but an old ice cream tub and some lolly pop sticks. This fun, simple and fine-motor focused activity toy is a straight forward way of introducing your baby to the world of color and categories.
DIY Rainbow Bottles/Music Shakers
Babies love the feel and visual excitement of sensory bottles. Filled with rice and decorated with the colorful strands from a Pom Pom, this sensory bottle can be made at home using simple everyday household items. Perfect for helping your baby with hand eye coordination.
DIY Texture Cards
Different textures can help your baby to learn about the many varieties of objects in the world. These simple DIY texture cards introduce them to new sensations, allowing them to explore in a safe and simple way. Make them at home using everyday materials.
A Dinky Dinosaur Tag Toy
If your little one loves dinosaurs, then you can create this gorgeous and simple plush dinosaur toy. Not only is it cuddly and safe, but includes silky ribbons that your baby or toddler will love to fiddle with as they play. Machine washable and straight forward to make.
Diy Sensory Treasure Basket
Make your child a tactile and sensory treasure basket. Check out these suggestions for what items to add at age appropropriate levels, then start filling them up. This is such a simple activity that will literally entertain your baby until naptime, and you can frequently reload them with different objects to keep them interesting.
Stuffed Felt Alphabet Letters
Sew your own felt stuffed alphabet letters using this incredibly simple sewing pattern. Alphabet letters are a brilliant way of introducing your baby to words, phrases and their own name! Simply follow the instructions and choose any colors you like!
DIY Felt Board Playset
Activity boards are a brilliant way of keeping multiple toys in one place, while keeping your baby engaged and learning for long periods of time. You can create your own felt board playset using materials in your own home! Simply gather ideas and follow these simply instructions.
Recycled DIY Toy For Baby
This sensory toy is made from string and bottle tops. It provides visual stimulation through it’s bright colors and moveable pieces, while also developing cognition and fine motor skills. Simply collect the plastic materials and follow the instructions. Environmentally friendly.
Diy Sensory Bags
Check out this blog for creating sensory bags – and bottles – that you can make to keep your 1 year old entertained while encouraging gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, exploration, and more. There are so many fun ways to do this that you will certainly come up with your own creative options. These ideas will get you started.
Juice Box Stacking Blocks
Stacking toys are great for enabling your baby to learn about shapes, balance and structures while refining their fine motor skills and logical thinking. These simple cardboard blocks are made out of juice boxes and can be made at home using leftover products. Perfect for 1-year-olds and such simple fun.
Diy Baby Ball Drop
This toy is something you can create in 5 minutes or less with an empty container of wipes. Clean, then cut out the insert leaving a wide open hole. Find some small, colorful balls that fit the opening then sit back and watch baby drop them in and dump them out over and over again.
Homemade Drum Kit
Who knew that your kitchen had so many simple materials that can form a perfect drum kit? This fantastic, simple toy allows your baby to explore the world of sound and music. Each drum is made from a different sized cake tin! What could be easier?
Diy Wooden Baby Blocks
Make these charming wooden 1 year old toy blocks with either wood you cut yourself or pre-made blocks from the craft store for a faster project. Using design software and vinyl, you can customize images and colors to create a truly unique toy that little ones will love. This is a thoughtful gift for any new mom.
Diy Sensory Touchy Feely Frames
This clever idea for creating sensory frames for baby will make you wonder why you hadn’t thought of it before. So simple, yet so effective, just gather a variety of differently textured materials and pop them into inexpensive picture frames. Smooth silk, soft fur, sticky vinyl…there are so many options to explore.
DIY Snowflake Drop
This DIY snowflake drop allows your baby to insert snowflakes into a large bottle, encouraging their fine motor development. Furthermore, as the snowflakes drop, they create a fun, loud noise that’ll excite and thrill your baby. This item is made at home using simple materials.
Baby Ribbon Blanket
Ribbon blankets are exceptionally soothing for a baby or young toddler. Their soft plush feel and add-on silky ribbons give your baby the familiar comfort they need in an ever changing world. Now you can make this simple toy at home! Select your fabric and follow the tutorial.
Diy Crunchy Jellyfish Tutorial
This pattern for a soft, crinkly, tactile baby toy is so cute that you will want to make them for every baby you know. Check out this tutorial for how to make these adorable jellyfish designs that you can customize in so many different ways with fabrics and embellishments.
Diy Tuggling Box
Give a baby a tissue box and they will promptly pull them out, one by one, and drop them on the floor. Babies love pulling, tugging, and experimenting. Encourage that exploration with this “tugging box” that is so simple to make. Now they will spend hours enjoying the same activity without all the mess!
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