Make Your Own Toys this Holiday Season with Mer Mag!: Gift Guide Part 1

Make your own toys this holiday season and get your kids in on the fun! We have just a little obsession with toys over her (and toy making) and thought it would be fun to share a round-up of some of our favorite projects. The Littles even weighed in on some of their top picks!

And don't forget to encourage the spirit of giving with your kids. So many of these would be great for your kids to make for their siblings and friends! Such as this set of paint chip animals. They would be an ideal gift for a grade school amigo. It is a simple and sizable toy for you little one to make and give (and easy on your holiday pocketbook!).

Start Santa's workshop here:
a. gradient blocks  b. interlocking play castle  c. milly the mermaid doll  d. paint chip animal friends  e. geometric tile puzzle  f. tea box circus train  g. articulated paper dolls  h. pop-up puppet  i. paper mache puppets  j. animal box mask


  1. I am a big fan of your blog and here is my Meg Minny:

    I am also planing to sew "Mer" girls during this holiday season... With best regards from other side of the globe...

  2. Homemade gifts and toys are the best! Love that so many of them involve paper play. Yes, teaching children to give is very important at this holiday season.

  3. love all of oyur projects. tanagrams expeicially make me smile. your colors are i think my favorite part. they are my favorites. thank you for the guide, wil be pinning!

  4. Hey, this is a great blog with wonderful ideas! I am an elementary school art teacher and co-owner of Oob Haus (etsy store)... I just started a kid centered blog http://hausofoob.blogspot.com/ ... any tips on starting a blog? Thanks!