35 Cool And Easy DIY Busy Boards For Toddlers

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If you have a spirited and energetic toddler, you have probably spent time researching activities to keep them busy during these cold, restricting winter months. Want to encourage imaginative play? We bet your child would get years worth of use out of a busy board! A usual busy or activity board is a board covered with old skeleton keys, latches, knobs, locks and other random things. Cut a board of plywood or wood and paint it or decorate the way you like. Then just attach all the stuff you have and voila! The stuff can be also decorated, painted and so on. Get inspired by the projects below and create something for your little ones!

Yellow busy board

This cool and colorful board consists of a sand paper piece, a piece of velcro, a light switch, costume ball & chain, a swivel hook, an electronic doorbell, a night latch, a zipper, cabinet samples, a twist latch, a door knob, a sliding latch, a phone cord, a door knocker, a door stop, a timer and a gate lock. (via wherethesmileshavebeen)

This cool and colorful board consists of a sand paper piece, a piece of velcro, a light switch, costume ball & chain, a swivel hook, an electronic doorbell, a night latch, a zipper, cabinet samples, a twist latch, a door knob, a sliding latch, a phone cord, a door knocker, a door stop, a timer and a gate lock. (via wherethesmileshavebeen)

Last minute board

Have a kid's birthday very soon? This is a cool last minute gift you can make for him or for her. (via younghouselove)

Have a kid's birthday very soon? This is a cool last minute gift you can make for him or for her. (via younghouselove)

Simple small busy board

Wondering what to do with that old light switch? Have some spare door knobs? Buttons, beads, almost anything that can be made to move or make noise could work.  (via apartmenttherapy)

Wondering what to do with that old light switch? Have some spare door knobs? Buttons, beads, almost anything that can be made to move or make noise could work. (via apartmenttherapy)

Cute and fun DIY sensory board

This sensory panel provides lots of listening opportunities, as well as covering a need for visual and tactile stimulus. (via www.learningandexploringthroughplay.com)

This sensory panel provides lots of listening opportunities, as well as covering a need for visual and tactile stimulus. (via www.learningandexploringthroughplay.com)

Upcycled car dashboard

The cost of this car themed sensory board is quite low. You just need to recycle some things around the house. (via www.andnextcomesl.com)

The cost of this car themed sensory board is quite low. You just need to recycle some things around the house. (via www.andnextcomesl.com)

Striped busy board

Who said a busy board should always looks like simple piece of wood? You can paint it any way you like. (via designdazzle)

Who said a busy board should always looks like simple piece of wood? You can paint it any way you like. (via designdazzle)

Simple DIY zipper board

Do you want to help your kid learn how to dress by himself? This zipper board made of a piece of cardboard and a variety of zips is perfect for that. (via laughingkidslearn.com)

Do you want to help your kid learn how to dress by himself? This zipper board made of a piece of cardboard and a variety of zips is perfect for that. (via laughingkidslearn.com)

DIY travel busy board

If you're a frequent flyer, a frequent carpool driver or a frequent restaurant diner then this busy board is a perfect thing you could make for your kids.(via hellosplendid.com)

If you're a frequent flyer, a frequent carpool driver or a frequent restaurant diner then this busy board is a perfect thing you could make for your kids.(via hellosplendid.com)

Lock, HInge and Latches board

If your toddler is obsessed with locks, hinges, latches, and handless then this would be a perfect toy for him or her.  (via www.running-from-the-law.com)

If your toddler is obsessed with locks, hinges, latches, and handless then this would be a perfect toy for him or her. (via www.running-from-the-law.com)

Easy to make pegboard toddler busy board

A busy board made of peg board is perfect if you make modifications in it later. (via myminiadventurer.com)

A busy board made of peg board is perfect if you make modifications in it later. (via myminiadventurer.com)

Peek a Boo sensory board

A piece of foam board, small plastic boxes and some flooring samples are things you need to make this cool toy for your kid. (via https:)

A piece of foam board, small plastic boxes and some flooring samples are things you need to make this cool toy for your kid. (via https:)

Large sensory board for several children

If you have several children in your family and enough space then this project is perfect for you. Dust collector hoses definitely make an impression, right? (via www.ladygoats.com)

If you have several children in your family and enough space then this project is perfect for you. Dust collector hoses definitely make an impression, right? (via www.ladygoats.com)

Busy board for a girl

A sturdy back board that you can stain in whatever color you like is necessary for such project, especially if you want to find a place for it in a living room. (via handsonaswegrow.com)

A sturdy back board that you can stain in whatever color you like is necessary for such project, especially if you want to find a place for it in a living room. (via handsonaswegrow.com)

Cheap homemade activity board

If you want to make a special gift for your kid's birthday then this would be a great choice. (via community.babycenter.com)

If you want to make a special gift for your kid's birthday then this would be a great choice. (via community.babycenter.com)

Chalkboard family photo sensory board

This DIY sensory board is a perfect gift for your kid or your nephew. It has a little twist - a family photo behind a door. (via happilyevermom.com)

This DIY sensory board is a perfect gift for your kid or your nephew. It has a little twist - a family photo behind a door. (via happilyevermom.com)

DIY montessori learning board

The cool thing about this DIY montessori board is that you can easily hide it in any drawer whatever you want. (via lmshunk.blogspot.ru)

The cool thing about this DIY montessori board is that you can easily hide it in any drawer whatever you want. (via lmshunk.blogspot.ru)

DIY sensory board for a baby

Made from a single precut piece of MDF and a bunch of stuff from a Dollar Store this board is perfect for a baby. (via www.funathomewithkids.com)

Made from a single precut piece of MDF and a bunch of stuff from a Dollar Store this board is perfect for a baby. (via www.funathomewithkids.com)

Simple toddler activity board

This is the best Christmas gift for your toddler. Easy to make, won't cost much and would occupy him or her for holidays. (via jensoncrew.blogspot.ru)

This is the best Christmas gift for your toddler. Easy to make, won't cost much and would occupy him or her for holidays. (via jensoncrew.blogspot.ru)

DIY sensory board with lights

This unique sensory board features some push lights, magnet letters, a phone, a calculator and a bunch of other cool gizmos. (via involvery.com)

This unique sensory board features some push lights, magnet letters, a phone, a calculator and a bunch of other cool gizmos. (via involvery.com)

DIY Alphabet board

DIY Alphabet board (via nicandkate09.blogspot.ru)

DIY Alphabet board (via nicandkate09.blogspot.ru)

Geek's busy board

Most of the supplies for this DIY activity board come from Home Depot. Just several of them was found in a thrift store, the dollar store and around the house. (via www.purplepatchdiy.com)

Most of the supplies for this DIY activity board come from Home Depot. Just several of them was found in a thrift store, the dollar store and around the house. (via www.purplepatchdiy.com)

Peek a boo DIY board

This board is made of 2 large plywood boards, Various door locks, Combination lock, Hose faucet, Toggle switch, Rope and pulley, Light switch, Caster wheel, Utility chain, Various screws (via busytoddler)

This board is made of 2 large plywood boards, Various door locks, Combination lock, Hose faucet, Toggle switch, Rope and pulley, Light switch, Caster wheel, Utility chain, Various screws (via busytoddler)

Numbers and wheels board

Numbers, wheels and lots of other things are used here (via https:)

Numbers, wheels and lots of other things are used here (via https:)

Latches and locks

Various latches and locks works well for a busy board (via jensoncrew)

Various latches and locks works well for a busy board (via jensoncrew)

Round busy board

This project can be inexpensive depending on the choice of locks and other hardware (via kidsomania)

This project can be inexpensive depending on the choice of locks and other hardware (via kidsomania)

Book busy board

This busy station has all kinds of stuff on it to entertain. All its sides are used and thanks to the book-like shape it supports itself without any problem. (via webecamethree)

This busy station has all kinds of stuff on it to entertain. All its sides are used and thanks to the book-like shape it supports itself without any problem. (via webecamethree)

Crcle busy board

Buy a large circular hunk of wood to use as the base, then fill it up with odds and ends from the hardware store. (via marymakesgood)

Buy a large circular hunk of wood to use as the base, then fill it up with odds and ends from the hardware store. (via marymakesgood)

DIY lock and latch busy easel

Do you have an easel you don't need anymore? Turn it into a little playground for your kids. (via https:)

Do you have an easel you don't need anymore? Turn it into a little playground for your kids. (via https:)

DIY toddler Industrial activity board

The stain and vintage hardware could make a busy board fit your decor really well. (via allfortheboys)

The stain and vintage hardware could make a busy board fit your decor really well. (via allfortheboys)

Sensory busy board

Even such things as an old belt, a surface mount draw latch, shoe laces, yarn scraps, a crank handle, a pully with a small rope, twist and lever door knobs could be used for a girl's sensory board. (via karacarrero)

Even such things as an old belt, a surface mount draw latch, shoe laces, yarn scraps, a crank handle, a pully with a small rope, twist and lever door knobs could be used for a girl's sensory board. (via karacarrero)

Simple busy board for toddlers

Your son has a very curious and observant personality? Such busy board would be a perfect gift for him. (via hearthomeandhunger)

Your son has a very curious and observant personality? Such busy board would be a perfect gift for him. (via hearthomeandhunger)

Recycled activity board

Have a sturdy old cabinet door that is still in great shape? Use it as a base for this awesome DIY project for kids. (via raynebo)

Have a sturdy old cabinet door that is still in great shape? Use it as a base for this awesome DIY project for kids. (via raynebo)

Gray busy board with an interesting layout

Are you constantly looking for ways to keep your toddler busy indoors? Here is an awesome project to help you with that. (via simpleonpurpose)

Are you constantly looking for ways to keep your toddler busy indoors? Here is an awesome project to help you with that. (via simpleonpurpose)

Toddler blue busy board

Purchase a variety of latches, hinges, and locks and make such busy board for your energetic kid. (via brepea)

Purchase a variety of latches, hinges, and locks and make such busy board for your energetic kid. (via brepea)

Toddlers' sensory board

A wide range of sensory/play activities could be introduced in a compact package hanged on a wall. Perfect solution for small homes. (via instructables)

A wide range of sensory/play activities could be introduced in a compact package hanged on a wall. Perfect solution for small homes. (via instructables)