DIY toys can be so much fun! We’ve found some truly incredible rubber band toys and games across the internet and we’re so excited to share them with you today. Who knew all the fun that could be had with a simple rubber band!
Homemade Rubber Band Toys
Start with the traditional rubber band ball. I’m always amazed by how high these bounce and how many directions they will fly.
Make your own labyrinth style rubber band maze. Try to get the ball through the maze before a timer runs out.
This is such a fun mini sailboat to make. Perfect for bath time play or even in a backyard mini pool for boat races.
Use rubber bands to make a crash test car. See if your car can keep the egg from cracking.
Homemade rubber band race car is made using things that you’ll find lying around the house. It’s the perfect activity for a rainy day.
Fun Ways to Play With A Rubber Band
Send your paper airplanes flying farther through space with these fun rubber band launchers.
Use leftover coffee cups to make these fun rubber band drag race cups! I’m envisioning hours of fun for all the kids with this one.
A new twist on the classic yo-yo, make this one at home using balloons and rubber bands.
Blocks and bands make this fun wooden toy. It can bend and twist in so many different ways!
Send pom poms flying across the room when you construct this homemade catapult. All you need to make it can be found around the house, including the rubber bands!
A stick, a paper and a rubber band make this fun homemade flying toy. So easy and quick to make when the kids are bored.
Outdoor fun with rubber bands can be achieved with a spare sock, a paper cup and soapy water. I’ve never seen bubbles look like this!
Use rubber bands for art with this fun little tutorial. Make your own drawing machine for the kids to make cool patterns and express themselves artistically.
The power of teamwork can be taught with this simple rubber band activity. Great for group lessons with kids.
Rubber Band Vehicles
We love this rubber band car made using scratched CDs and an old paper towel roll.
Pull out the LEGOs to construct this fun car that is powered by a rubber band. Majorly impressive.
A new way of making paper airplanes, these are adorable, tiny and can catch some major air when launched across the room via rubber band!
Homemade rocket launcher made with cardboard tubes, fun paper and of course, our new favorite craft companion, rubber bands!
Assemble your own paper airplane with this fun model plane kit, it’s powered by rubber bands.
Fun target practice with these airplane shooters. Make them from home and create your own scoring systems as the kids improve their targeting skills.
These DIY propeller airplane is pretty spectacular. It will take off, fly and land beautifully and it’s a great science lesson for the kids.
Launch your matchbox cars into the race with this really neat homemade rubber band car shoot.
Musical Rubber Bands
Create this simple drum set to start your kids off with homemade rubber band instruments.
Your music group will not be complete with out a lead singer and guitarist. Create this fun cardboard guitar with rubber bands for strumming.
Rubber band mandolins pair nicely with these cute bell shakers, they will round off your new little band quite nicely.
This fun little homemade harmonica will round off your rubber band music day with a special sound.
Rubber Band Art
Bind your homemade art book together with rubber bands. The inside can hold your favorite paintings or drawings.
Wrap rubber bands around blocks, and then dip them in paint to get this fun striped affect on your paper.
Create the stained glass affect on paper using a clipboard, paint and rubber bands!
Your kids can make their own bookmarks using fun ribbons and cute rubber band hair ties.
Cut up rubber bands and glue them in different designs to make a fun and textured piece of art.
Gentle tye dye can be achieved with this fun tutorial for tissue paper and rubber band art.
These fun stamps are perfect for a toddler’s hands. They make such a fun affect on the paper when the little one is done with his art project.
Sponge painting takes on a new life when it’s paired with rubber band crafts. We love the affect this leaves on the paper.
Homemade paintbrushes can be formed by cutting rubber bands in pieces and making your own desired size and length of brush.
Fine Motor Activities With Rubber Bands
This is a fun rubber band game for the kids to play while you cook dinner. Have a race and see who can get the most bands on a can before dinner is served.
Help your child learn the proper way to hold a pencil by securing it in place with a rubber band bracelet.
This rubber band passing activity is great for younger kids. It teaches control, grasp and it’s a fun mildly competitive game that will keep them interested and having fun together.
A fun experiment using rubber bands, have the kids guess how many bands are wrapped around the cork and then work on unwinding them all to see if their hypothesis was correct.
Which of these rubber band toys and games will you try first? These can keep your kids busy for weeks!