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50 COOL DIY Toys for Fine Motor Skills Development- Fine Motor Fridays

Fine Motor Skills Development with 50 Cool DIY Toys-  on Lalymom TGIF! We are back for another Fine Motor Fridays and this week I wanted to put together a list of totally COOL DIY Toys that target fine motor skills. These are projects from Lalymom, my fellow FMF bloggers and others around the web! You will find toys made using recyclables, household items and craft supplies. Each one can be made with your own spin, customizing colors, shapes and more to fit you child’s personality! You’ll find toys that encourage pushing, pulling, twisting, turning, poking, cutting, dropping, clipping, pinching, tying, stacking, buttoning and even flicking! Phew! So much fun packed into this post! And every single idea just begs to be played with in a way that is sure to get those hands, fingers and thumbs moving! Am I missing something that you made? I would love to hear about it! Please leave a comment below to tell me about it or hop on over to my Facebook page to share a picture! And don’t forget to stick around at the bottom of the post to see what the other FMF bloggers contributed this week!!

Without further ado, here are 50 COOL DIY Toys for Fine Motor Skills! Please do CLICK on your favorites to see the WHOLE post and any instructions!

Fine Motor Fridays

Fine Motor Fridays- Collaborative Fine Motor Skills Series As has been the case every Friday for months now, we are joining up with a team of bloggers to bring you a collection of Fine Motor Skills ideas! Please click through to see all the other great ideas from this week and be sure to follow our Pinterest board below as well!

Snowman Sand Art from P is for Preschooler

Valentines Day Sweet Treat Fine Motor Skills Activities from Little Bins for Little Hands

How to make Foam Lacing Shapes from Powerful Mothering

Transportation Connect the Dots with Numbers from Craftulate

Foam Heart Sticker Mosaic from School Time Snippets

Painting Olympic Figures from Stir the Wonder

Cooking with Kids: Developing Fine Motor Skills in the Kitchen from Still Playing School

Fine Motor Valentine’s Playdough Play from House of Burke


Fine Motor Fridays Pinterest Board

Thanks for reading my post today! If you enjoy trying simple, playful activities with your baby or toddler, I invite you to check out a lovely collaborative eBook that I contributed to. Zero to Two ~ the book of play is chock full of easy activities, step-by-step tutorials and inspiring photographs from some of the top kids bloggers from around the world! There is an index that helps you select the perfect activity based on your child’s stage in life and many of the activities are perfect for multiple siblings of different ages to do together! Learn more here!

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About Laura Marschel

Laura is a Chicago stay at home mom to two sweet redheads born in 2010 and 2012. She keeps them happy and learning with a variety of arts, crafts and activities.

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  1. cool list! Lots of fun DIY toys! Thanks for including a couple of ours!

  2. This is an AMAZING list!!

  3. Such a great lsit of DIY toys for fine motor skills! Thank you you so much for sharing it and a heartfelt thank you for including my coffee can twisting puzzle :)

  4. Very cool! Love that you created a linky list; they all look so fun!


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