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When we were gathering up ideas for road trip games the other day we came across the most adorable playset that was made inside an Altoid tin, which inspired us to set out and find some more amazing Altoid tin toys for you to create for your children!
We’ve got everything from miniature kitchen playsets and a teeny dinosaur land to pet bugs and even a portable LEGO playset!
As always be sure to scroll all the way to the end so you don’t miss any of the great ideas. And don’t forget to pin your favourites as you go!
Altoid Tin Toys
If your little one loves their play kitchen then make them a teeny playset that they can take to granny’s or to occupy them in a restaurant when you’re out for dinner.
Your little dinosaur fan will LOVE this playset complete with volcano!
This isn’t a toy for your child, it’s an emergency kit that you can fill with plasters and bandages, but be sure to include some teeny toys so that you can occupy your child while you fix up their bumps and scrapes.
This little guy has a teeny teddy bear and a comfy bed and is just perfect for travelling in a pocket or backpack.
If you want to seriously impress your child make this ice skating girl who magically skates around on the ice!
If your child is anxious about travelling then make them a little friend who can live in a tin in their pocket.
If you’re road tripping to Legoland then take a closer look at this playset which is a great way to keep your child occupied in the lines, or keep their minifigs safe for trading.
If your little princess loves Beauty and the Beast then this tiny Altoid tin playset would make the perfect gift.
Here’s a great travel game for baseball fans. It’s super simple to make too.
Quiet toys are perfect for doctor’s waiting rooms, church and restaurants as well as car journeys and if your child loves farms this little playset will keep them occupied.
If you are road tripping to see penguins then THIS adorable playset is a must for the car journey!
Tiny tins call for tiny toys, and this teeny teddy is the most adorable thing cuddling that even teenier bunny!
Here’s a wonderful idea for an altoid tin playset: make a home for a wee hamster, complete with water bottle and play ramp!
Raid your button jar and make a travel checkers game inside your altoids tin.
Here’s a great way to use up all those fabric scraps you’ve been saving for a rainy day!
If your daughter loves the Princess and the Pea story she is going to LOVE this little playset.
Do you remember the Betsey McCall paper dolls from when you were a child? So much fun but super fiddly too. Magnetize them and you have a teeny travel game that will keep your child occupied for hours!
What a fun idea! Turn your altoids tin into a mini theatre and add some three little pig finger puppets to put on a show.
How adorable is this teeny house complete with a comfy bed and a table to eat breakfast. What a wonderful view from the window too!
This tiny mouse has a comfy bed and a piece of yummy cheese. It’s the perfect playset to pop in a pocket for a trip to grandma’s house.
Cut out some cute little fish, add some magnets and a fishing rod and you’ve got yourself a travel sized fishing game. You can see who can catch the most fish, or have your little ones practice their colour recognition.
Once upon a time there was a little cat called Tiggy who slept in a tin with a cosy blanket and a teddy… and then let your child decide what happens next.
Make a family of tiny dolls out of wooden pegs, and then add some scenery to make a teeny playset that’s just perfect for road trips!
Decorate your mini pet hotel with funky wallpaper, a comfy blanket and a basket to sleep in and then invite your pets to stay.
Keep your little one entertained with a roadway playset, complete with button car and a little red garage to park in.
Make some cute bugs using glass gems and paper scraps and then decorate your Altoids tin as a home for your bugs.
You’ll need a 3D printer for this one in order to assemble the pieces and then you can have a competition to see who can flick their frog onto the lily pad the most times.
Add a LEGO base to the top of your tin, some bricks and minifigs inside and you’ve got yourself a portable LEGO playset.