These DIY toys are farm themed and fun! Perfect as a homemade toy or gift, and long-lasting. Detailed instructions and printable template.
I just love wooden toys in my home. They have that great minimalist Montessori feel and generally last long. However, wooden toys can tend to be on the expensive side. Therefore, I love to make DIY toys for kids, and these farm themed wooden eggs are just perfect!
DIY Toys: Old McDonald Painted Wooden Eggs
My 2 year old has two current favorites, Old McDonald and the Three Little Pigs. We made story stones for the 3 Little Pigs as DIY toys and now have these farm animal wooden eggs in our collection!
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What you need for your DIY toys:
Download the template and print out.
Cut the template out and trace onto cardstock. Match the pieces up to the image below to determine which color of card stock goes with each piece.
Glue the pieces of the barn together. (refer to the photos)
Use a black marker to draw lines on the top of the silo.
To Make Your Farm-Themed Wooden Eggs:
Paint the wooden eggs. You will need to give each egg 2-3 coats of paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.
The animal pieces should be the colors below and pieces from the template printed above – you can use card stock or felt for these.
Glue the pieces of the ears together and use a black marker to draw lines onto the straw hat.
OPTIONAL: Omit all of the paper pieces and leave out the ears or draw them on with your paint pen to make these easier.
Paint facial features onto each egg and don’t forget to add character such as spots on the cow.
Glue the ears onto each egg, the straw hat onto the farmer etc.
Glue a small piece of feather on the duck’s head.
Use a pencil to draw eyes onto each egg. When you are satisfied with how the eyes look, trace over them with a black paint pen or permanent marker.