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Toys and games – projects to try out at your place

Create your own entertainment with these how to step by step toys and games ideas to suit a range of ages. Have fun creating the toy or game and then just as much fun playing it.


Create a colourful version of this classic game with a little bit of help from Resene... view
Chalk board panel
Chalk board panel

It’s easy to transform a humble piece of MDF into a fabulous chalk board panel... view
Build a wooden toy cabin
Toy cabin

Use reclaimed wood and create this fabulous toy cabin, perfect for indoor play... view
Build a mini sandpit for your children
Mini sandpit

It’s easy to create this mini sandpit with a little bit of Resene know-how... view
Paint face pot
Face pot

Encourage kids to get back to nature with this fun pot for growing plants... view
Build a toy van
Toy van

Get creative and make this simple toy van using a few pieces of wood... view
Build a puppet theatre
Puppet theatre

Create this amazing puppet theatre for your kids... view
Make an chair for your toys and dolls
Toy chair

It’s easy to create this vibrant chair for toys and dolls... view
Paint a treasure chest
Treasure chest

Turn an old jewellery box into a gold treasure chest... view
Paint a chalkboard table
Chalkboard table

It’s easy to create this fun chalkboard table... view
Paint a balloon target game
Balloon target

It’s easy to create this colourful target game... view
Paint a rain stick
Rain stick

Kids will love to hear the sound of rain indoors with this easy-to-make rain stick... view
Paint a metallic rocking horse
Metallic rocking horse

Transform an old painted rocking horse into a metallic masterpiece... view
Paint a blue chalkboard
Blue chalkboard

Create this fabulous blue chalkboard from an old framed picture... view
Recycle a tennis racket
Tennis racket

Give an old wooden tennis racket a new lease of life... view
Dolls house
Dolls house

Transform an old wooden bookcase into a fun doll house... view
Make a printing stamp set
Printing stamps

Simple printing stamps to keep any child entertained... view
Build a little desk
Little desk

Create this cute mini desk from an old drawer and cupboard door... view
Paint a dolls pram
Doll’s pram

Revamp an old doll’s pram using a fresh combination of white and yellow... view
Cube puzzle
Cube puzzle

Transform old wooden blocks into a cube puzzle... view
Make a  set of dominoes

Make this smart set of dominoes... view
Make a glitter mirror
Glitter mirror

Make this mirror a glittery masterpiece ... view
Make a string puppet
String puppet

Create this fun clown string puppet ... view
Blackboard blocks with letters on them
Blackboard blocks
Teach your child to read with blackboard blocks... view
Paint your own pink piggy bank
Pink piggy bank

Transform a paper maché money box into a pink piggy bank... view
How to make a doll's bed
Doll's bed

Create this easy-to build doll’s bed for hours of playtime enjoyment... view
Make a metallic skateboard

Transform a skateboard into a metallic masterpiece... view
Fabulous wooden elephant toy
Wooden elephant

Fabulous wooden elephant toy made for hours of play... view
Create a chess board
Chess board

Create this fabulous wooden chess board... view
Have fun outdoors with these stilts

These stilts are perfect for some outdoor summer fun... view
Create a these paddle bats from plywood
Paddle bats

Turn a piece of old plywood into a pair of fabulous paddle bats... view
Create a classic wooden tangram puzzle of a cat
Wooden puzzle

Create a classic wooden tangram puzzle of a cat... view
Blackboard toybox
Blackboard toybox

Blackboard lidded toy box
– keep things tidy... view
Game of skittles
Colourful skittles

Turn old wooden bed legs into a colourful game of skittles... view
Kewpie doll ornament
Kewpie doll

Turn a blank ceramic form into a cute kewpie doll ornament... view
Building blocks
Building blocks

It’s easy to create these colourful traditional wooden building blocks... view
Petanque court
Petanque court

Create this fabulous petanque court for some outdoor recreation... view
Painted toy cart
Painted toy cart

Transform an old wooden toy cart into a colourful creation... view
Make a game
Button drop

Turn an old wooden table or stool into this easy ‘aim and drop’ button game... view

Easy-to make blackboard, the whole project can be done in a day... view
Hoopla game
Make this simple colourful hoopla game in a few hours... view
Table tennis table
Table tennis table

A regulation size table tennis table is great fun for all ages... view

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