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Handmade Kids: A Parent’s Guide to Creative Summer Fun handmade and vintage goods


Welcome, parents!

Are you ready for long summer days with the kids out of school looking for something to do? We’ve got you covered. (Think of Etsy as your sunblock for boredom — both for the kids… and for yourself!)

Check out this roundup of inspired ideas for the whole family to read, make, watch, and find


Handmade Shopping Central

For fun toys and games, crafty kits, and the coolest summer garb and gear, look no further.

Toys & Games

Two organic wooden CARS  

By littlesaplingtoys, $20.

Needle Felted Monkey Ball WOOLY Toy  

By asherjasper, $25.

Bowling Kitty Wooden Toy Set  

By kittybblove, $45.

Polaroid Camera Plushy  

By onelatenight, $45.


By evgie, $45.

Forest Friends – Finger Puppet Set  

By stayawake, $35.

Pogo Team Mascot – stuffed animal  

By pogoshop, $38.

Mini camille doll in her little house  

By lovelysweetwilliam, $16.

whale pillow in blue  

By katedurkin, $22.

Wee Wood Moustache TEETHING TOY  

By littlealouette, $12.

Herb the Garden Bunny Faux Fur Plushie  

By Zygopsyche, $35.

Wee Size Open Box Hauler  

By MyFathersHandsLLC, $55.

Handmade Art Wallet For Kids  

By explodingmary, $20.

House Blocks  

By justhatched, $20.

Dinosaur shadow puppet  

By owlyshadowpuppets, $12.

Handheld – Binky Buddy  

By hasenpfeffer, $38.25.


Craft Kits for Kids

17-Peg CraftSanity Potholder Loom  

By CraftSanity, $25.

Wooden P-40 Warhawk Plane  

By LittleBuilderToyCo, $29.99.

Coloring Wallet  

By bitsnpiecesetc, $14.

DIY Any 12 Blocks  

By nurserylove, $24.

Nimbus cloud lion kit  

By umbrellaprints, $30.

Kitty Egg Crayons- 6 Colors- Upcycled  

By kittybblove, $18.

Crayon Artist Case  

By OurLittleMesses, $23.

Design Your Own Starter Home  

By themercshop, $18.

8 Modelling Beeswax Blocks  

By twinkleofmyeye, SOLD.


By creakit, $13.50.

Sidewalk Paint – Set of 10  

By SidewalkSensations, $27.50.

Felt Soap Kit – purple/pink roving  

By kitandcaboodledesign, $16.

Do It Yourself SOCKTOPUS KIT  

By blackbirdfashion, $19.50.

Jack in the Box Pop Up DIY PDF  

By AmyPerrotti, $3.

Critter Crayon 15pk  

By crittercrayons, $35.

Owl and a Tree Log – craft kit  

By MeMeCraftwork, $42.

Ultimate Play-dough Set  

By BusyBeingMe, $20.

Clothespin Doll Kit  

By dayanra, $8.

Princess Crayon Set  

By Blackbirddesignhouse, $4.85.

PDF instructions for MOLLY MUSHROOM  

By NZsecretgarden, $6.

T-shirt decorating kit  

By toshirt, $24.

BeanBag Creature KIT (BOY)  

By TwiddleKits, $5.99.

DIY- Cute Wool Felt Owl Kit  

By kendraha, $14.

basic wet and needle felting kit  

By wildhare, 18.


Clothing & Accessories

Little man Tie applique t-shirt  

By bitsofstella, $14.

Once Upon A Time Dress  

By esandeskids, $425.

Baby Boys Custom Fighter Pilot Suit

By macherefinery, $40.

Lotus Flower Summer Dress  

By jessiegirlclothing, $42.


By mette, $50.

Lola ruffles in Silver 

By ivoryandmoss, $30.

Nani Iro Antique Label Reversible Jacket 

By ThePeaGreenBoat, $60.

Dark Brown Check Unisex Pants  

By madebymuku, $56.

Summer garden felt flower headband  

By louandlee, $18.


By CrochetHooka, $18.

Boy’s Jumper Amy Butler’s Lime Dot  

By mekokids, $28.

Aimless TUTU Photo Prop SALE  

By Nastershum, $50.

Sock Monkey Hat with Ear Flaps 

By sockmonkeykook, $24.

Childs RECYCLED fabric Kimono jacket  

By mucke, $52.

Ruffled Pinafore No. 4 – Hot Rod  

By Maluhia, $45.

Custom Retro Babe Shirt and Bloomers

By Clementinyclothing, $25.


Nursery Décor

Crib Bedding Ensemble Set 4 Pieces  

By RoosterLegs, $325.

Lifes a Hoot Owl Baby Mobile 

By PinkPerch, $88.

pink nursery baby scale  

By LucyandEllen, $72.

Indoor play tent – personalised  

By moozlehome, $255.

Personalized Wire Hanger

By lilafrances, $15.

Tortoise and Hare Rocking Horse  

By RussRuralRockers, $4000.

Crib Bedding  

By sproutingjubejube, $275.

The Animals – 4 photo blocks  

By SusannahTucker, $65.

hipster baby quilt.  

By craftyblossom, $120.


By bibitty, $38.

Heirloom Growth Chart  

By MissNatalie, $56.

R is for Rabbit Nursery Art  

By FiddleheadsForFiona, $12.

Rocking italian scooter deluxe  

By TheatronItalianArt, $2000.

Adhesive Fabric Wall Stickers/Decals  

By lovemaestore, $105.

Alphabet Poster, Light Blue  

By SparklePower, $15.

Child’s Name on Blocks photograph  

By jenniferdennispotter, $28.


Birthday Parties

party banner  

By pilosale, $24.

Clown Bear coverall Hat 

By NYrika, $30.

4 Childrens Personalized Custom Capes

By babypop, $64.

Birthday Fondant Cupcake Topper

By TwoSugarBabies, SOLD.

Birthday Blow Out Kids T-shirt  

By planetpudge, $26.

Blue and Yellow Dot Party Hats

By lovetheday, $8.

Chiquita Chick Pinata ready to whack  

By MamaPajamas, $60.

Pirate Birthday Party Invitation  

By kyankedesigns, $38.75.

Ice Cream Social Tank  

By DreamSpunKids, $24.50.

Recycled Crayons Cupcake Shaped 

By RedElmDesigns, $8.

Celebration Candle Kid  

By thesmallobject, $30.

Baby Boy Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers  

By gigglesapu, $5.

Pin the tail on the Donkey

By HomemadeHappinessNL, $5.


By TutuGirlz, $96.

Happy Birthday wood Candle Holders  

By sweetgraffiti, $19.50.

Letterpress Birthday Invitations 

By TumbleweedPress, $20.


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