Hands-On Crafts: Simple Summer Toys

Children today may find it hard to believe that long ago, before hand held video games and super-size toy stores, kids often made their own games and toys. Spend a summer afternoon revisiting this simpler time by creating a few homemade toys. No batteries required!  

  • Stir up some sidewalk chalk

  • Craft a pair of stilt stompers

  • Play catch with recycled plastic containers

    Going camping this summer?
    Don't miss Crafty Camping -- Let the kids show some campsite creativity with this simple craft activities.

    Jill Jolton is associate editor of Colorado Parent and the mother of two energetic and artistic sons.
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