The Toys Contest is open to all homemade toys or toy modifications. Whether they are made for someone else or toys you make for yourself, all toys are eligible!

Share your process and techniques so others can duplicate what you've done, and you could win a DeWalt Scroll Saw, Bosch Jigsaw, or Leatherman Surge Multitool.

All prize winners and runners-up will receive an Instructables prize pack that includes the fancy new Instructables mug! If you use Tinkercad for your project it will be eligible for the Judges Prize of a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

The Toys Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

20 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
  • A DeWalt Scroll Saw
  • An Instructables prize pack

Tinkercad Judges Prize (1)

One Tinkercad Judges Prize Winner will receive:
  • A $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • An Instructables prize pack

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize Winners will receive:
  • A Bosch Jigsaw
  • An Instructables prize pack

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:
  • A Leatherman Surge Multitool
  • An Instructables prize pack

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Winners will receive:
  • An Instructables prize pack
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Dec 3, 2018 and Jan 28, 2019 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Toys Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.