3 DIY Toys People Of Every Age Will Love


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3 Toys You Can Make Yourself

Whether you’re a child or an elderly person, everyone likes to have fun in the simplest ways possible. The simplest way? At home, for free, with a toy or two.


If you’re trying to figure out how to have fun on a budget, why don’t you try making your own toys? It’s easy, and we’ve found 3 of them from Blossom!

That’s right, you can make your own toys, and all of these are a ton of fun to play with no matter what age you are: temperature sensitive slime, oobleck slime, and kinetic sand.

Here’s how to make them yourself!

Temperature-Sensitive Slime

  • 4 oz. school glue
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup liquid starch
  • 1-2 tsp. thermochromic pigment

First, mix together the glue and the water. Add the liquid starch and the thermochromic pigment. Mix together until it forms one single mass.

Now that the slime is together, watch it change colors as soon as something cold or hot hits it… it’s so cool, and it takes regular slime to a whole new level!


  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • food coloring
  • optional: balloon, netting

The coolest thing about oobleck is that with force, it’s a solid. Without force, it’s a liquid. Mix together the cornstarch, water, and food coloring, and it’s done!

If you’d like to, pour this mixture into a balloon and tie it off. Add some netting on top and it becomes a really cool stress ball.

Kinetic Sand

  • 1 cup fine sand
  • 1.5 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. dish soap
  • water as needed
  • food coloring (optional)

In a bowl, mix together the sand and the cornstarch. Then, add dish soap and food coloring. Add any water as needed, and it’s done!

This kinetic sand is a blast to play with, so easy to make, and way cheaper than the versions you’d get at the store.


Which ones will you try to make?