Free Toy Box Plans Any Kid Would Love

DIY Toy Box Plans

Use one of these free toy box plans to build a gift for your child or grandchild that they'll cherish for years. It's a great way to add storage to a kid's room or playroom and the kids will love being able to organize all their toys.

Some of these plans make it super easy to build a toy chest, but others may be more difficult if you're a beginner builder. Be sure to look through each plan to see which one will work best for your skill level and the child's needs. 

Each free toybox plan includes instructions, diagrams, photos, materials, tools, and even videos.  All the plans are straight forward and easy to follow.

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Car Toy Box at More Like Home

Picture of a blue car toy box

More Like Home's free plan lays out very easy to follow, detailed instructions for building a cheap toy box that actually seats two small children.

Images and measurements are given throughout the steps to make it really simple to build this toy box. More

Pirate's Chest Toy Box Plan at Chief's Shop

Picture of a pirate's chest toy box
© Chief's Shop

This plan can be used as a toy box for kids or as a storage chest for someone of any age. The instructions and images are contained in a PDF file, and are so detailed at each step that it shouldn't at all be a problem to build.

A list of all the tools, supplies, and lumber that you need are listed off to the side, as well as a comprehensive list and measurements of all the different parts that make up this toy box.

Safety hinges are used to ensure the lid stays open and doesn't slam shut when it's being used. More

Toy Chest Plan from This Old House

Picture of a girl playing with a red toy chest
© Time Inc.

Here's a free toy box plan that shouldn't take more than around 5 hours to complete. Plus, it includes wheels and handles to make it easy for kids to move around.

The estimated cost and time to build the toy chest, as well as a shopping list, pictures, downloadable template, instructions, and list of tools needed are included in this plan. More

Simple Toy Box Plan from Ana White

Picture of a white toy box with letters on the lid
© That's My Letter

This is a simple toy box plan from Ana White that includes a hinged lid.

A list of items you need for the toy box are included, as well as a list of tools, pictures with dimensions, and detailed steps More

Caboose-Inspired Toy Box from Skil

Picture of a man and boy playing with a caboose toy box
© Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

This unique toy box plan is a bit harder to build than the others in this list. It features a checkerboard top, spring-loaded lid, two storage compartments, and an eye-catching design.

Download this PDF file to get a list of the materials you need, the cutting sizes, an exploded detailed look at the design of the toy box, and instructions for building the parts. More

Lidless Toy Box Plan from Jays Custom Creations

Illustration of a toy box design with multi-colored sides
© Jays Custom Creations LLC

This open toy box plan is easy to follow and can be built by anyone.

There’s a video walkthrough you can watch for a visual idea of how this toy box is made, but there’s also a PDF file you can download, which includes a shopping list, color-coded illustrations, and step-by-step instructions. More

Simple Storage Box from Instructables

Picture of an empty wooden storage box with handles and a lid

Simple Storage Box is an easy guide to building a toy box from Instructables. As you can see in the picture, this toy box plan accounts for handles on the sides as well as a lid.

There are detailed pictures, instructions, videos, and a list of materials in this free toy box plan. More

Rona's Free Chest-Bench Plan

Picture of a white toy box bench

This decorative storage chest works well for a toy box, but its design also lets it be used as a bench. This is an easy plan for beginners, so it shouldn't take longer than one day to complete it.

The details for Rona's chest-bench plan are in a PDF file. It includes all the tools and materials you'll need, along with cutting and assembly illustrations. It's measured at 60" x 20" x 21".  More