How to Make a Toy Hammock

EVRI Swimsuits, Clothing | Kohl's
Enjoy free shipping and easy returns every day at Kohl's. Find great deals on EVRI Swimsuits at Kohl's today!

Hedstrom Disney | Kohl's
Enjoy free shipping and easy returns every day at Kohl's. Find great deals on Hedstrom Disney at Kohl's today!

Children see the pleasure people get from spending a couple hours relaxing in a hammock. People in hammocks generally feel happy and at peace, so naturally they want to extend this good feeling to their toys. The problem is, however, they don’t know where to get one. You can buy online or in leading toy stores. But here’s a better idea: show your child how simple it is to make a toy hammock using basic paper crafting. Consequently, they may create several for all their dolls, teddy bears, and other toys. So read on to learn how to make a toy hammock.


1. Colored copy paper or construction paper

2. Sturdy string either embroidery floss or yarn

3. Tape or glue

4. Scissors

The first step is to determine the size of your hammock. Some children may want to have medium sized toy hammock to accommodate a number of toys, while some may want to create a realistic approach by having one toy hammock for each toy. Whatever the child desires, decide how long and wide the hammock should be.

In this tutorial, the measurements will be 1 inch to the width and 5 inches to the length. Simply cut a piece of the construction paper or colored copy paper according to your measurements. You would also want to have a thick base; you can do this by cutting the paper 3 times its desired length and folding it again to the desired length.

After sizing it, it’s time to fold it. Do accordion fold to the entire piece lengthwise. Then in an alternating pattern, cut equal triangular notches out of both sides of the folded paper. Now here comes the slightly crucial part; shaping it. To do this, unfold the sheet of lattice and then cut off each corner at an angle. Meanwhile, prepare two pieces of string to be used to tie the ends of the toy hammock. Using your scissors and the sturdy string either embroidery floss or yarn, cut two strings that are at least 7 inches longer than your hammock.

To follow the angles you cut, stick three small strips of tape under the opposite sides of the hammock. Make sure you leave half of the tape strips available for folding over later. Then place the string along the outer edge of the toy hammock. Now fold the tape over using the available half of the tape strip to secure the string in both sides. Before you secure the angled ends, make sure to tape the middle sections first. Finally, tape or tie the string ends to a post, a hook mounted on the wall, or any object heavy enough to bear the toys’ weight. You have just made a toy hammock; now place a little stuffed toy on it and give it a swing.

Solo Active Modern 17.3-inch Laptop Backpack
This roomy laptop backpack has space for all your essentials.

Sonoma Goods For Life® Watermelon Sangria 13-oz. Candle Jar
Add lovely fragrances to your home with this Sonoma Goods For Life candle jar.

Swiss Mobility YYZ Soft Side Spinner Luggage
This soft side spinner luggage from Swiss Mobility is a sleek and stylish pick for all your travel needs.

NCAA James Madison Baseball Cap | Kohl's
Enjoy free shipping and easy returns every day at Kohl's. Find great deals on NCAA James Madison Baseball Cap at Kohl's today!

Boys 8-20 adidas Young Creator Tee
Upgrade his sporty style with this adidas boys' graphic t-shirt.

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
A cool drink of water for thirsty skin, this hydrating serum visibly replenishes the complexion and improves the look of skin texture and tone.

Girls 7-16 & Plus Size SO® Perfectly Soft Crewneck Cutest Tee
Give her the gift of simplicity in this stylish girls' SO core crewneck tee that's sure to keep her comfortable.

Patrizia Krunda Women's Platform Slide Sandals
Step out in style with these Patrizia Krunda platform slide sandals.

nuLOOM Bodrum Blythe Geometric Rug
Complement your decor with this nuLOOM Bodrum Blythe Geometric rug.

Sonoma Goods For Life® Aaron Men's Chukka Boots
These men's Aaron chukka boots from Sonoma Goods For Life will become a wardrobe staple.

Skechers® Stamina Cutback Men's Shoes
A classic athletic trainer gets a comfort update in these men's Stamina Cutback shoes from Skechers.

You may also like...