5 Instant Homemade Toys!

Technology is certainly important especially nowadays. But if you’re looking for gifts or toys, simple things matter too. Gift and toys need not be expensive and extravagant, that being said, here are 5 simple toys and gifts you can do at home.


1. Lego USB Flash Drive

  • Find a 2×4 Lego brick (make sure that you ask permission to your little ones)
  • Hollow out the inside and cut out a gap on one side.
  • Make sure to file out the inside to ensure the drive snug fit.
  • Glue a small piece of Lego at the back part to secure the drive
  • Now take apart an old USB stick and remove the drive
  • The drive should be snug fit inside the brick
  • Glue the drive to secure it inside the brick
  • Choose another Lego brick/bricks you wish to use for the base and carefully glue to the bottom
  • Done!


2. Hurricane Balls

  • Weld or glue two ball bearings together using a guide rail
  • Then just spin it – Easy
  • Use flashlight for a cool light show


3. Wine Stopper

  • Use some oven-bake modeling clay to create your design. Be creative
  • Chop off half of a wine cork and make sure your design fits over the cork
  • Bake your design in the oven for around 10-15mins
  • Once baked, glue the design to the cork
  • Try different designs


4. Ferrofluid in a Bottle

  • Find your desired bottle and fill it with water
  • Add a few drops of ferrofluid
  • Seal the lid and use magnets to control the fluid


5. Ball Bearing Launcher

  • Using 4 ball bearings and 3 neodymium magnets, you can create a cool ball bearing launcher
  • Find or build a guide rail
  • Arrange as follow – 3 ball bearings, 3 neodymium magnets and just add one magnet on the other end to release the one on the opposite end
  • You may use a curved tin to create a track


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