Toys & Kid Crafts:

Homemade Spy Gear


So you want to become a spy or special agent, catching the bad guys and solving the clues. This probably means you are going to need one or two spy gear gadgets to keep you ahead of the game. And as spy stuff can be very expensive to buy in the stores you may need to get stuck into making some of Continue Reading

Homemade Musical Instruments For Kids

Homemade Musical Instruments

Over the next few days I’ll be showing you some of the simple homemade musical instruments that I created with the kids. Making homemade musical instruments is a fun way to experiment with sound. All of these can be put together using inexpensive items from around the home or from the local Continue Reading

Making A Periscope For Kids

kids homemade periscope

Any good spy should always check that the coast is clear before entering rooms. So making a periscope could be the perfect idea for your homemade spy gear kit. It will help make sure you know what's around the corner and you can even use a periscope to see over fences! To make your own periscope Continue Reading

Making A Cipher Wheel

kids cipher wheel

Every spy needs a secret way to exchange messages with other agents from time to time. Making a cipher wheel is an excellent addition to your homemade spy gear and a great way to keep the content of any top secret letter safe. This clever little wheel can be used to encrypt and decrypt any code Continue Reading

Building a Homemade Telescope

homemade telescope

A homemade telescope is something that anyone of almost any age can enjoy, and the act of building your own can elevate that enjoyment even higher. Definitely a must have for your homemade spy gear kit. There are many different ways to make your own telescope, but the fundamentals are always Continue Reading

Make Your Own Teddy Bear

a cute little homemade teddy bear

The first thing you need to do when you make your own teddy bear is to find a pattern that you like which can be a challenge in its self as there are many choose from ranging from beginner to advanced skills. Teddy bears are one of my favorite homemade crafts. The two below have been created with Continue Reading

Making Homemade Puppets

homemade puppets

Contrary to what many people think, homemade puppets are not outdated, kids of all ages still love to make them and play with them! Parents, childcare professionals and even educators can take advantage of these low-cost puppet designs to enrich learning and playtime. Puppet making is a great Continue Reading

Making A Book Safe

homemade book safe

Spy kids need somewhere to hide their treasures. There's no better place to hide things out of plain sight than in a book safe. Nobody would ever think of looking inside a book on your bookshelf for your important homemade spy gear, so a book could be the ideal safe. What You Will Need: Before Continue Reading

Homemade Spy ID Cards

homemade spy id card

There may be times when you will need a fake id card so that you will be able to glide unnoticed into prohibited areas. You may also need a more than one of these homemade spy ID cards with different names and disguises so feel free to print off as many as you need for your homemade spy gear Continue Reading

Making Kids Visual Bottles

kids visual bottles

Sight and sound musical instruments are very popular with little ones, and these visual bottles can be created very easily with a clear bottle and a selection of nick-nacks. Homemade Rain Shaker This first bottle is called a rain shaker and is made from a clear bottle, rice and cocktail sticks Continue Reading

Homemade French Horn For Kids

making a kids french horn

This simple homemade French horn was one of the first homemade musical instruments we made, and was inspired and created by one of my children after an afternoon picnic in the park listening to a brass band playing. We didn’t have an awful lot to make it with at the time, but he was extremely Continue Reading

Making Homemade Maracas

Homemade Maracas

A great fun project for adults and children alike, homemade maracas are definitely enjoyable homemade musical instruments to make. This is a project where you can really get involved and possibly a little messy in the process ;-) What you will need: Two plastic bottles (I’ve used milkshake Continue Reading