33 Tools that Come in Toy Form—and Make Great Gifts for DIY Kids
This gift guide can help you choose the best gift for the little ones in your life.
Whether you are shopping for the best DeWalt tool set or a new lawn mower, Bob Vila has you covered. We offer a variety of gift guides and deals to help you choose the best product for everyone on your list. But, what about the little tool lover in your life? We put together this gift guide that features tool toys from John Deere, Husqvarna, Bosch, Stanley, and more. Whether working side by side with the adult in their life or playing pretend on their own, your little one is sure to love these kid-sized, realistic tools and machines.
1. Stanley Jr. Battery Operated Toy Hammer Drill
Introduce little builders to the world of construction with the Stanley Jr. Battery Operated Toy Hammer Drill. Scaled down for young hands, this tool for tykes sparks creativity and helps cultivate essential motor skills. A gift that encourages a love for DIY projects from an early age, the Stanley Jr. Battery Operated Toy Hammer Drill is the perfect addition to any young aspiring builder’s toolbox.
2. Bosch Jumbo Workstation Workbench
Children can safely explore the world of remodeling with the Bosch Jumbo Workstation Workbench. With child-friendly tools, a stable design, and built-in learning functions, this set nurtures creativity and fine motor skills, fostering a love for hands-on craftsmanship.
3. Bosch Junior Workbench – Tool Set & Workstation
Encourage young builders with the Bosch Junior Workbench. This stable workbench is constructed from durable plastic and comes with child-friendly tools and a learning worktop. With a craftsman’s helmet, saw, and more, it fosters fine motor skills and sparks imaginative play in budding DIYers.
4. Bosch Tool Belt 7 Piece Set
Inspire young builders with the Bosch Tool Belt Set from Theo Klein, designed to make them feel like real construction pros. Complete with a battery-powered cordless screwdriver, this set comes with a hammer, pliers, saw, wrench, and screwdriver—all in the popular Bosch design. The cordless screwdriver has an adjustable light and realistic sound effects, promoting a fun play experience for aspiring craftsmen and craftswomen.
5. Bosch Construction Set
Fuel a child’s construction adventures with the Bosch Construction Set. Slice through make-believe tree limbs with the real-looking chainsaw and tackle pretend projects with the power drill, complete with interchangeable bits. Safety comes first with the included cloth work gloves, earmuffs, and a hard hat. This set is crafted with high-quality materials for lasting durability and endless fun!
6. Bosch Tool Box with Ixolino
Fuel a child’s imagination with the Bosch Tool Box and the Ixolino cordless drill. Built from durable plastic, it includes realistic tools and accessories and provides endless hours of creative fun. These tools mimic the look and sound of real Bosch power tools. Recommended for kids aged 3 and up. Batteries not included.
7. Theo Klein – Bosch Tool Case with Ixolino Premium Toys
Spark a child’s DIY creativity with the Theo Klein Bosch Tool Case. This durable plastic set provides hours of imaginative play. It comes with a battery-operated Ixolino screwdriver, realistic tools, and a convenient travel case, it’s perfect for aspiring young craftsmen. Batteries not included. These tools mimic the look and sound of real Bosch power tools!
8. BLACK+DECKER Jr. 23 Piece Backpack Set
Discover endless possibilities with the Black+Decker Jr 23-Piece Backpack Set. It comes with 23 tools, including wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, and more. This set encourages hands-on learning and creative exploration. The included carrying case adds convenience and keeps the tools organized, making it an excellent gift for young builders.
9. Stanley Jr. Kid Toy Role Play Toolbox Set
Encourage imaginative play with the Stanley Jr. Kid Toy Role Play Toolbox Set. With several durable and easy-to-use tools; this set is perfect for solitary projects or sharing with friends or parents. The spacious toolbox offers ample storage to keep kid’s rooms clean and tidy.
10. Stanley Jr. Toy Chain Saw
Fuel your child’s outdoor adventures with the Stanley Jr. Toy Chain Saw. Crafted from non-toxic ABS plastic, this battery-operated toy features a safe rotating chain and realistic sound effects, making it an ideal gift for budding lumberjacks. Perfect for both boys and girls, it encourages hours of imaginative outdoor play.
11. Stanley Jr. Kids Toy Weed Trimmer
Nurture a child’s love for landscaping with the Stanley Jr. Kids Toy Weed Trimmer. This durable, battery-powered replica toy creates realistic sounds and actions, stimulating imaginative play and an appreciation for lawn care. Designed for safety and long-lasting use, it’s the perfect tool to let kids feel like they’re maintaining the yard.
12. Stanley Jr. Toy Drill
Spark interest in DIY with the Stanley Jr. Toy Drill. Crafted from durable hard plastic, this battery-powered toy is a long-lasting, engaging option for any child. With realistic spinning action and sounds, it looks and sounds like dad’s, so budding craftsmen can enjoy their own remodeling projects.
13. Stanley Jr. Kids Role Play Tool Set
Encourage bonding and fine motor skills with the Stanley Jr. Kids Role Play Tool Set. Designed for durability and easy use, this set provides a safe and engaging platform for children to explore their creativity and build independence. Whether building together or independently, this set fosters a sense of responsibility and craftsmanship in young builders.
14. Stanley Jr. Tool Belt
Spark creativity with the Stanley Jr. Tool Belt. Designed for both indoor and outdoor projects. This durable and comfortable tool belt encourages wholesome play and quality family time (It’s just like dad’s!). The secure buckle clip and reinforced stitching ensure a safe and sturdy construction for all your little builder’s adventures.
15. Stanley Jr. Toy Hedge Trimmer
Encourage a child’s outdoor creativity with the Stanley Jr. Toy Hedge Trimmer. Crafted from non-toxic ABS plastic, this battery-operated toy features safe and realistic sound and movement effects, perfect for both boys and girls who love outdoor play. A thoughtful gift idea for inspiring young landscapers, it ensures hours of safe play.
16. Stanley Jr. Pull Back Sports Car Kit and Tool Set
Enhance your child’s cognitive and motor skills with the Stanley Jr. Pull Back Sports Car Kit and Tool Set. Perfect for rainy day activities or group events, this durable and easy-to-use 5-piece real tools set aids in hand-eye coordination and memory development. Encourage hours of creative play and DIY projects with this engaging wood building kit.
17. Tomy John Deere Toy Lawn Mower
The John Deere Real Sounds Lawn Mower is a fun toy that lets your child get in on the action and help out around the yard. Kids will love watching the rotating grass clippings and spinning grass blade as they help out mom or dad to get the outdoor work done. Features voice prompts that tell your child to check the oil and gas. Extendable handle folds down so that the Lawn Mower stores flat, making it easy to tuck away.
18. Tomy John Deere Vehicle Toy Set
Start your own miniature farm with the 20-piece Tomy John Deere Farm Toy Set. This value-packed set features tractors, trucks, implements, fencing, and horses, providing endless inspiration for creative play. With free-rolling wheels and a sturdy die-cast chassis, these vehicles are perfect for both indoor and outdoor adventures. No batteries required—fun for all ages.
19. Tomy John Deere Push Along Tractor and Wagon
Engage your little one with the Tomy John Deere Push Along Tractor and Wagon. Complete with removable farmer and animals, this interactive toy plays ‘Old McDonald Had a Farm’ and produces matching animal sounds. With push-along fun and included AAA batteries, it’s perfect for little hands and encourages early sensory development. For ages 18 months and up.
20. Tomy John Deere Dump Truck Sand Toy
Get ready for sand-hauling adventures with the Tomy John Deere Sandbox Set. This 4-piece set, including 3 John Deere sand tools and a dump truck, is perfect for outdoor fun. It encourages children to learn about cause and effect while enjoying hours of imaginative play in the sun and sand.
21. Sunny Days John Deere Bubble Mower
Let your little one work in the yard like the grown-ups with the Sunny Days John Deere Bubble Mower. This mower creates clouds of bubbles for instant fun. Designed with rugged tires, it offers a realistic design and mechanical sounds, providing an immersive outdoor experience. No batteries required for ‘mowing’ the lawn. Perfect for imaginative play.
22. Tomy Big Farm John Deere Skid Steer Set
Experience the lights and sounds of the Tomy Big Farm John Deere Skid Steer Set. With interchangeable bucket and forks, this set offers an exciting play experience. Complete with construction cones and barrels for a safe work zone, it’s the perfect gift for kids who love construction and pretend play.
23. John Deere Tractor Toy and Truck Toy Set
Put the whole farm in your child’s hands with this 20-piece John Deere playset by TOMY. Each vehicle has smooth-rolling wheels and a sturdy die-cast chassis that can stand up to both indoor and outdoor play.
24. John Deere Remote Controlled Johnny Tractor Toy
Your little one will love plowing through the playroom with this John Deere-licensed remote-control tractor toy. Its large bright yellow remote control fits perfectly into any preschooler’s hands and the two large buttons make it easy to steer, turn, and even twist.
25. Stanley Jr Toy Jigsaw
Help budding builders develop hand-eye coordination with the Stanley Jr. Toy Jigsaw. Crafted with safety in mind, this replica Jigsaw contains no metal elements, so it’s a safe option for kids. Perfect for promoting role-play activities, it’s an excellent gift for children aged 3 years and up.
26. Husqvarna Toy Lawn Mower
Encourage outdoor play with the Husqvarna Hu800AWD 1.5-volt Lawn Mower, modeled after the real HU800AWD mower. Complete with realistic engine sound and lights, this high-quality toy is perfect for kids aged 2 and up. Featuring an on/off button and durable construction, it’s the ideal choice for safe and enjoyable outdoor chores. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included).
27. Husqvarna Toy Hedge Trimmer
Encourage outdoor play with the Husqvarna Toy Hedge Trimmer, modeled after the real trimmer. Complete with realistic engine sound and reciprocating action, this high-quality toy is perfect for kids aged 3 and up. With durable construction and authentic design, it’s the ideal choice for safe and enjoyable outdoor chores. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included).
28. Husqvarna 1.5-Volt Toy Chainsaw
Introduce outdoor fun with the Husqvarna 550XP 1.5-volt Toy Chainsaw, designed to resemble dad’s 550XP Chainsaw. Perfect for kids aged 3 and up, it features a realistic chainsaw sound and a rotating chain for a fun play experience. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included).
29. Stanley Jr Building Toys Crane Kit
Unleash creativity with the Stanley Jr Wooden DIY Lifting Crane Kit, an exciting opportunity to build and own a lifelike crane model. Perfect for family projects, these kits offer educational value, allowing children aged 5-12 to customize their own crane using the included paints and brush. Foster valuable skills and a sense of accomplishment with this engaging and educational activity.
30. CAT Caterpillar Mega Set
Foster a passion for construction with the CAT Big Crane & Construction Set. Standing 17 inches high, this CAT-designed construction crane rotates, encourages spatial thinking and sensory development. With life-like features, including a silo, crank, and handle, this set provides engaging indoor and outdoor play. Recommended for children aged 18 months and up, it includes a crane, bulldozer, hauler, and loader for endless construction adventures.
31. Stanley 10-Piece Tool Assortment Set
Get hands-on with the Stanley Jr. 10 Piece Tool Assortment Toy Set, designed with small hands in mind. This high-quality set includes a hammer, Philips screwdrivers, tool belt, ruler, file, hand saw, bar clamp, tape measure, and safety goggles. Perfect for all those pretend projects.
32. Black+Decker Mega Kids Tool Set
Spark hours of imaginative play with the Black+Decker Kids Tools All-in-One Mega Case. Featuring the Black+Decker Matrix Junior Power Drill with quick-connect heads, this set fosters learning and critical thinking skills. The case includes storage and play areas for drilling, sanding, and cutting, along with rolling wheels for easy transportation. Perfect for ages 3 years and above, it requires 2x AA batteries (not included).
33. Black+Decker My First Tool Box
Store and transport toy tools with the Black + Decker my First Tool Box. Complete with 14 tools and accessories, including a hammer, screwdriver, wood saw, and pliers, this tool box offers an immersive and realistic play construction experience, perfect for inspiring your little one as a junior carpenter.
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