The zoo toy box DIY is a fun and easy project for kids. It’s also a great way to teach recycling and upcycling- a win for our pockets and our planet!
A wildlife toy box is a simple project that can be completed in less than an hour, making it one of the best storage ideas for stuffed animals.
Stuffed animal storage zoo DIY is a fun, creative, and easy project for kids of all ages. This toy box can be as simple or complex as you want because it is adaptable for a baby, a big kid, or grandchildren who collect stuffed animals.
Besides providing unique storage to organize kids’ space on any budget, an animal zoo project offers many benefits for our developing little one and our home.
The benefits of this project are:
- Kids will be able to find their favorite toys easily.
- They will also have an opportunity to learn about animals and their habitats in the zoo.
- Crafting the toy box will encourage creativity and help develop art skills, problem-solving, and hand-eye coordination.
- Large storage units allow quick and easy cleanup- less hassle for you and your kids.
- A great quality storage product for your home with just a few inexpensive tools/supplies
While storage containers are important, they aren’t everything. Bringing peace to our homes also depends on how well we display our items. That’s what I love most about these toy box products. They store items while giving many design options like elephant toy boxes, unicorn toy chests, or whatever dream combination our kids can conceive- making the perfect display. Themed animal zoo designs offer a creative way to display a stuffed animal toy while allowing kids to explore the world of animals, their habitats, and play!
With the right DIY toy box ideas, you can transform a boring old toy box into a fun piece of furniture that also acts as storage!
DIY step-by-step guide on how to make a Zoo toy box for your kids.
Toyboxes aren’t just for keeping toys hidden away. Toy boxes can be an excellent addition to your child’s room or play area. This can be made with scrap wood and items you likely already have available around the house.
- Cardboard box, preferably one with handles
- Paint or markers, optional
- Decorative paper, optional
- Glue gun (the cordless ones are gold) and gorilla glue
Procedure- Could also cut panels from a cardboard box, but A wood board is more stable.
Step 1: The first step is to measure and cut the pieces of the toy box. You will need two pieces of plywood, one 12 inches by 12 inches and another 16 inches by 16 inches, and six pieces of 2x4s that are 8 feet long (I found better deals at my local Lowe’s).
Step 2: You must attach the boards with nails or screws. You will want to use a drill for the screws and a nail hammer. Then you can paint your desired color and decorate it with stickers or decals.
Explore this collection of super cute and fun DIY toy box ideas that are perfect for your little one’s room! There are many different options for creating a DIY toy box, and these creative tips will give much-needed inspiration!
8 Cute Zoo toy box DIY Ideas
The best nearby zoo can exist in a small home corner, from unicorn toy storage to big cat enrichment toys. A little elbow grease and imagination turn a few wood slabs into magical zoo events. DIY cute animal zoo boxes for zoo birthday-themed parties, give as gifts, or simply for additional storage in your own home.
1. Ashley’s Rope Zoo Box
With the right DIY WOOD & ROPES, you can turn plain old planks into a fun piece of furniture that doubles as storage in your child’s bedroom or play area!
2. Large Flex Zoo Box
In addition to holding many plush animals, it also makes it simple for my kids to access whatever stuffed animal they desire without destroying their entire room- no toy box dump necessary.
Pro tip: Repurpose an old wood shoe rack– drill a few holes, add ropes and fasteners for an easy, effective Large Flex Animal Zoo.
3. Bungee Cords Zoo Box
You can finish this animal zoo DIY quickly though it’s still more of a weekend project. Bungee cords are used to contain the animals. Wood lattice fencing boards up the back and a painted flower or another crafted item can be used as additional decoration to the front.
The animal zoo Measures 2′ wide by 6′ tall. For safety, it’s probably best not to leave a baby/ small children unattended to use this item.
4. Multiple Triangular-shaped Zoo Box
No need to look any further for stuffed animal storage; you and your kids will love this playful, DIY product. This product is especially useful if all of your child’s plushies are too large to fit in the dresser’s drawer.
It’s the answer to prayers for additional space as it fits snugly in any corner of your house.
5. Rod Display-type
Restore a bookcase, or repurpose an unused dresser- use whatever base may be underutilized in the home. It doesn’t matter if the little ones have large animal enrichment toys or a little item here or there; this unit can be made in any size. Be creative and design something special that the kids like.
6. Long Stand Triple-layer Zoo Storage
Save stuffed animal plushies or change them up and turn them into a ball pin for when the baby is no longer a baby and no longer like stuffed animals.
7. Long-stand Multiple Rod Zoo Storage
These animal zoo box DIYs offers a magnificent display of toys, stuffed animals, and other play items. Stack a few pallet crates, drill holes down the front open section, and string cord or bungee rope threw them. In minutes we have a stuffed animal storage zoo.
This toy zoo will foster inventiveness as well. Kids can access their favorite things without having to ask for them.
I don’t know about you, but alleviating tasks for momma is always a plus!
8. Macramé DIY Zoo Box
The bungee cord Zoo bins can serve as inspiration to make this animal zoo toy box. Made ideally for room by using straightforward macramé to make a net to contain stuffed animals.
The toy box is a terrific hack for storing plushies and allows us to display them in interesting ways. And, of course, the developmental perks of exploring the world of animals, their environments, and the opportunity for pretend play can’t be overlooked.
This project is fun and simple for the most basic of DIY’ers like myself.
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