toymaking magic

Video tutorials for making your own Waldorf-inspired toys

Do you wish you could afford to buy your child many beautiful natural toys?

Do you sometimes dream of making toys yourself but don't know where to start?

Hi! I'm Jessica!

...and I struggled with these feelings for a long time, until one day I felt like my soul was lit on fire and I started to dedicate myself to learning how to make toys and then creating video tutorials so that others could make them too!

My passion is making Waldorf-inspired toymaking feel attainable and affordable!

Monthly New Tutorials

Each month I release a new toy tutorial. You'll learn all sorts of handwork skills. Sewing, needle felting, wet felting, knitting, crochet, woodwork, dollmaking, dyeing, papercraft, oh my!

The tutorials are very in-depth and lengthy so that even beginners can confidently craft along!

What Dreams Are Made Of!

All the toys you've been dreaming of providing for your can make yourself!

Playscapes, playsilks, dolls, blocks, beautiful open-ended toys for creative play, sweet things for a nature table...

Most Popular Toymaking Magic Tutorials


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What Toymakers are saying

”I have 3 kids and work full-time. I’m so happy to have online access to learn to craft beautiful, cute toys for my kiddos!  Never had time (or sitters) to make it to any “in person” classes, so this is perfect. I can fit in crafting, when and where I can, plus my kids like watching your videos with me!"

- Holly

"I just wanted to send you a note and tell you how much I am LOVING Toymaking Magic. I’ve always wanted to get into handcrafts but have felt so intimidated. You make the most beautiful creations feel attainable. Working through some of your projects has already given me so much confidence and inspiration to now branch out into ideas of my own.
I truly cannot express what a gift your work has been for me. My daughters adore what I’m making and I haven’t had this much fun in such a long time! I just made the dollhouse today. It didn’t even take me 2 hours and I know my daughters will spend years playing with it. Thank you, thank you. Please know the work you do is important!"
- Maggie @maggieshackelford
"Jessica’s tutorials are so lovely. They are simple and beautiful. So far I have made a set of bean bags which were a huge hit and I am looking forward to working my way through the rest of the tutorials.
I think it is such a great way to introduce simple, handmade and natural toys to your little ones, that don’t cost a fortune."
- Amy @rainbow.folk
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$8 / month

✨ Monthly membership (cancel anytime)

✨ More than 50 step-by-step video tutorials

✨ New toy tutorial added monthly

Check out the introduction videos to a few of my tutorials!

Toymaking Magic is a bit of a passion project. You will find that it is worth so much more than $8 per month, but I refuse to make toymaking feel equally as inaccessible as buying ready-made Waldorf toys. We are trying to SAVE money by making our own toys right?? 😂

And my hope is that you find it to be a resource that you value subscribing to, even if you don't have time to take full advantage of it each month.


toymaking magic black

$8 / month

✨ Monthly membership (cancel anytime)

✨ More than 50 step-by-step video tutorials

✨ New toy tutorial added monthly