Why do children play? To imagine what it’s like to be an adult. And why do adults play? To become children again! When we hear the words wooden toys, we immediately imagine the wooden cradles and the archaic amusements of our grandparents.
For your natural, rustic, and aesthetic crafts, woodblocks are materials for all types of toy ideas. From wooden cakes to geoboards, racks, stacking blocks, octopus puzzles, to snego building blocks and manikin toys, there’s no limit to what is achievable with a woodblock.
Whether for Christmas, birthday, or Halloween toy projects, in this article, we’ll see 24 different woodblock ideas that are funny and also creative.
1. Cake completely made out of wood
Who needs flour, sugar, eggs, and all sorts for a cake? Here’s a cake entirely made out of wood. Who would have thought this was possible? But the rude awakening here is, this isn’t edible cake!
2. Easy DIY wooden geoboard
Another creative idea is having a board with nails partially knocked in to hold elastic bands which can be looped. This is one of the most creative ways to explore the concepts of geometry.
3. DIY Toy Wood Craft For Kids to Make
You can decide to make castles, cars, and animals from blocks of wood and Sisters What are teaching us how to accomplish this. All you need are wood scraps, glue, acrylic paint, screws, and more.
4. Waldorf-Inspired Nature Blocks
You can add a touch of nature to your children’s playroom with these nature blocks inspired by Waldorf. All you need for these are tree branches and a stem cut into several blocks.
5. DIY Triangular Wooden Racks
There’s nothing like having your hallway, kid’s playroom, or bedroom adorned by natural items crafted by them out of ingenuity. These wooden racks are truly creative and aesthetic. They can accommodate small kid toys and items.
6. DIY Stacking House Blocks
To make these stacking house blocks, Mer Mag Blog explains that you’ll need a board that is around 32″ long, a chop saw, sandpaper, three non-toxic acrylic craft paints of different colors, and beeswax polish.
7. Simple DIY Wooden Toy Projects For Kids
This wooden DIY toy project tutorial teaches how to make Tiny Land gifts and wood stains, wooden cotton reels, wooden balls, people made from wooden pegs, wooden rings, rainbow rice, and pyramid building blocks.
8. Wooden Octopus Puzzle
Do you and the kids like to carve crafts out of wood? How about your try making this octopus puzzle from Imagi Play. Entirely crafted out of wood, this octopus looking is beautiful and is worth a try.
9. Celebrate Family Letter Blocks
Yet another creative idea is to make blocks of wood. Then, have letters written on the faces and family pictures glued on one side of the woodblocks.
10. Colorful Stained Rulers
You can also have a collection of rulers designed in stained style to your taste. To have this done, you need wood rulers, picking wash, an old t-shirt, and a small paintbrush.
11. Farmhouse Thanksgiving Wood Slice
The tutorial by Pet Scribbles teaches how to decorate wood slices. To have this wooden craft done, you need pickling wash, colored pencils, and rubber stamps.
12. Cascade Tower Gravity Work
Here is a fun tower that can keep your child’s hands busy. The cascade type of toy is often sold on Etsy and other stores online but it’s something you can craft by yourself.
13. Chalk Wood Block Photo Holder
To make this, you need materials such as woodblock, paint (preferably a black chalkboard paint), a 6-inch silver cardholder and a chalk marker
14. Handcrafted Christmas Ornaments
These ornaments are crafted and painted and you can make them yourself. When you are done, you can add them to your holiday packaging or mix and match and hang them on your tree..
15. DIY Wood Block Gnomes
The do-it-yourself gnomes are quite easy to make. The blocks are simple, cute, and are perfect home decor, especially for the holidays or Halloween.
16. DIY Wood Burned Christmas Tree Garland
Not only just simple to create, the DIY tree garland is quite beautiful and rustic. Some of the supplies used for the garland include wood Christmas trees, normal wood beads, and stained wood beads.
17. I’m a Fisherman Fishing Crafts
You can make your fish, fly reels, fly rod, fly line, worms, and other fly fishing items all out of wood with Kid’s Interiors’ I’m A Fisherman crafts.
18. Wooden Bowling Pin Stacker Essential Montessori Learning Game
Although all the items here are commercially made available on Etsy, you can have them crafted yourself. The toy can be made for kids from a few months old.
19. Personalized Moon and Stars wooden toy
These toys from Wood And Yarn Toys are themed to go with the nursery décor and can be personalized for children. They are modeled from wood and look beautiful.
20. Modern Blocks Numbers Counting Set
You can strengthen your baby’s math skills and vocabulary with the modern counting set each made from wooden blocks. You can have shapes, letters, and numbers on each face.
21. Baby DIY Ombre Abacus
You need a few minutes to have the ombre abacus toy completed. All you need are wood boards, brass tubes, a drill, a saw, screws, wood beads, non-toxic craft paint, paint brushes, and more.
22. Kid Art Self-Portraits With Loose Parts
All scrap items in the garage can come useful with the self-portrait project. Scrap woods, screws, bolts, nails, clamps, trinkets, and more can be used as can be seen here.
23. Snego building blocks
These Snego blocks are made by gathering and using salvaged wood and painting them with dyes. You don’t even need commercial dyes that can be toxic here. The dyes can be derived from fruits and vegetables.
24. Wooden Manikin Toy
Finally, these wooden manikin toys promote order, accuracy, focus, and speed of action. You can make the craft from plywood wood that is strong enough.