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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.

Build a mini sandpit for your children
#39 Mini sandpit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s easy to create this colourful target game... view
Paint a rain stick
#31 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
#30 Metallic rocking horse

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

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

Give an old wooden tennis racket a new lease of life... view
Make a printing stamp set
#27 Dolls house

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These stilts are perfect for some outdoor summer fun... view
Create a these paddle bats from plywood
#12 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
#11 Wooden puzzle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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