Economical Play

A desire for cost-effective rewards prompts more customized gifts for kids

Implications - As demand for materialistic rewards increases, the cost of satisfying such demands can be overwhelming, prompting parents to look for cost-effective alternatives. Seeking substitute methods to the accessible store-bought products, parents are turning to customized playsets that combine youthful activities with budget-friendly, DIY approaches. Made-from-scratch toys illustrate a turn towards more economical methods of youthful enticement.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 103,684 Total Clicks Dec 12 - Apr 14
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DIY Arctic Cardboard Playsets - Mr. Printables' Templates Make Cute Recycled Cardboard Toys
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Hot 33,222 Clicks Pub: Jan 25, 14
DIY Arctic Cardboard Playsets
Mr. Printables' Templates Make Cute Recycled Cardboard Toys
These recycled cardboard toys from Mr. Printables are adorable and inexpensive to make. Its ‘Cardboard Winter Wonderland’ playtoy set consists of a ton of charming animals that live in cold... [More]
DIY Paper Produce Projects - Play Fruit by Mr Printables Lets People Create Their Own Fruit Decor
SCORE: 5.6
Hot 11,462 Clicks Pub: Mar 28, 14
DIY Paper Produce Projects
Play Fruit by Mr Printables Lets People Create Their Own Fruit Decor
There are a ton of fake fruit on the market from wood to plastic that gives the impression of a healthy and fresh home, but Play Fruit by Mr Printables, a site offering creative and educational free... [More]
DIY Pom-Pom Village Playsets - These DIY Pom Pom Toys Are Cute and Easy to Make
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Warm 7,541 Clicks Pub: Dec 2, 13
DIY Pom-Pom Village Playsets
These DIY Pom Pom Toys Are Cute and Easy to Make
These adorable DIY pom pom toys from ‘Mr. Printables’ are incredibly charming toys that are inexpensive and easy to make. It might seem a little perplexing at first to get your mind around just... [More]
Crafty Thumb War Creations - This DIY Mexican Thumb War Set is Definitely a Crowd Pleaser
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Warm 4,584 Clicks Pub: May 3, 13
Crafty Thumb War Creations
This DIY Mexican Thumb War Set is Definitely a Crowd Pleaser
As far as ridiculous do-it-yourself projects go, it’s hard to outshine the ‘Mexican Thumb Wrestler Puppets’ set seen on Instructables. If you’re a competitive go-getter with a busy lifestyle... [More]
DIY Paper Box Puppets - Turn an Ordinary Pasta Box into a Fun Children's Toy with This Tutorial
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Warm 24,045 Clicks Pub: Jul 13, 13
DIY Paper Box Puppets
Turn an Ordinary Pasta Box into a Fun Children's Toy with This Tutorial
With children easily getting bored and tired of their toys very quickly, constantly purchasing new playthings can easily end up costing you a fortune, but these DIY paper box puppets will certainly... [More]
Playful Paper Animal Kits - Unleash the Kid Inside with the Brave Paper Face Paper Toy Kits
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Untested 22,830 Clicks Pub: Dec 10, 12
Playful Paper Animal Kits
Unleash the Kid Inside with the Brave Paper Face Paper Toy Kits
Brave Paper Face Co. specializes in bringing the kid out in all of us with its paper toy kits. For now there are three animal kits to choose from—a squid, a dragon or a crab. Better yet, you... [More]