If you love Altoids and you’re never quite sure what to do with the empty tins try making one of these awesome playsets. They’re perfect for road trips and restaurants!

These Altoid tin playsets are adorable - especially that little travelling guy! Thanks for sharing!

When we were gathering up ideas for road trip games the other day we came across the most adorable playset that was made inside an Altoid tin, which inspired us to set out and find some more amazing Altoid tin toys for you to create for your children!

We’ve got everything from miniature kitchen playsets and a teeny dinosaur land to pet bugs and even a portable LEGO playset!

As always be sure to scroll all the way to the end so you don’t miss any of the great ideas. And don’t forget to pin your favourites as you go!

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Altoid Tin Toys

28. Turn it into a miniature kitchen

Altoid Tin Toys: Turn it into a miniature kitchen

Found it here >> Made by Joel

If your little one loves their play kitchen then make them a teeny playset that they can take to granny’s or to occupy them in a restaurant when you’re out for dinner.

27. Make a dinosaur land playset

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a dinosaur land playset

Found it here >> Liberated Mind

Your little dinosaur fan will LOVE this playset complete with volcano!

26. Make a mother’s emergency kit

Make a mother's emergency kit in an altoid tin

Found it here >> New Life New Purpose

This isn’t a toy for your child, it’s an emergency kit that you can fill with plasters and bandages, but be sure to include some teeny toys so that you can occupy your child while you fix up their bumps and scrapes.

25. Make a mouse and his teddy bear pal

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a mouse and his teddy bear pal

Found it here >> @mmmcrafts

This little guy has a teeny teddy bear and a comfy bed and is just perfect for travelling in a pocket or backpack.

24. Make a skating rink

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a skating rink

Found it here >> Small World Land

If you want to seriously impress your child make this ice skating girl who magically skates around on the ice!

23. Make a travelling companion

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a travelling companion

Found it here >> @mmmcrafts

If your child is anxious about travelling then make them a little friend who can live in a tin in their pocket.

22. Make a mini LEGO playset

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a mini LEGO playset

Found it here >> 30 Minute Crafts

If you’re road tripping to Legoland then take a closer look at this playset which is a great way to keep your child occupied in the lines, or keep their minifigs safe for trading.

21. Fill it with a Beauty and the Beast playset

Altoid Tin Toys: Fill it with a Beauty and the Beast playset

Found it here >> @kattymoon

If your little princess loves Beauty and the Beast then this tiny Altoid tin playset would make the perfect gift.

20. Make a travel baseball game

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a travel baseball game

Found it here >> Plaid

Here’s a great travel game for baseball fans. It’s super simple to make too.

19. Fill it with farm animals

Altoid Tin Toys: Fill it with farm animals

Found it here >> @kattymoon

Quiet toys are perfect for doctor’s waiting rooms, church and restaurants as well as car journeys and if your child loves farms this little playset will keep them occupied.

18. Give a penguin a home

Altoid Tin Toys:  Give a penguin a home

Found it here >> @wishwithme

If you are road tripping to see penguins then THIS adorable playset is a must for the car journey!

17. Make a soft bed for an adorable teddy

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a soft bed for an adorable teddy

Found it here >> By Bido

Tiny tins call for tiny toys, and this teeny teddy is the most adorable thing cuddling that even teenier bunny!

16. Give a hamster a home

Altoid Tin Toys: Give a hamster a home

Found it here >> @wishewithme

Here’s a wonderful idea for an altoid tin playset: make a home for a wee hamster, complete with water bottle and play ramp!

15. Make a travel checkers game

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a travel checkers game

Found it here >> A Girl and a Glue Gun

Raid your button jar and make a travel checkers game inside your altoids tin.

14. Make a fabric scrap paper doll kit

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a fabric scrap paper doll kit

Found it here >> This Mama Makes Stuff

Here’s a great way to use up all those fabric scraps you’ve been saving for a rainy day!

13. Create a bed for a princess

Altoid Tin Toys - Create a bed for a princess

Found it here >> @mmmcrafts

If your daughter loves the Princess and the Pea story she is going to LOVE this little playset.

12. Make a magnetic paper dolls playset

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a magnetic paper dolls playset

Found it here >> Kirtsy

Do you remember the Betsey McCall paper dolls from when you were a child? So much fun but super fiddly too. Magnetize them and you have a teeny travel game that will keep your child occupied for hours!

11. Make a theatre for the three little pigs

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a theatre for the three little pigs

Found it here >> @artisaninthewoods

What a fun idea! Turn your altoids tin into a mini theatre and add some three little pig finger puppets to put on a show.

10. Turn it into a home for Squinkies

Altoid Tin Toys:  Turn it into a home for Squinkies

Found it here >> My Froggy Princess

How adorable is this teeny house complete with a comfy bed and a table to eat breakfast. What a wonderful view from the window too!

9. Make a house for a tiny mouse

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a house for a tiny mouse

Found it here >> @LindyJDesign

This tiny mouse has a comfy bed and a piece of yummy cheese. It’s the perfect playset to pop in a pocket for a trip to grandma’s house.

8. Make a pocket sized magnetic fishing game

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a pocket sized magnetic fishing game

Found it here >> Doodle Craft

Cut out some cute little fish, add some magnets and a fishing rod and you’ve got yourself a travel sized fishing game. You can see who can catch the most fish, or have your little ones practice their colour recognition.

7. Make a comfy bed for a cat

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a comfy bed for a cat

Found it here >> @CreaturesInStitches

Once upon a time there was a little cat called Tiggy who slept in a tin with a cosy blanket and a teddy… and then let your child decide what happens next.

6. Make a tiny portable peg family

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a tiny portable peg family

Found it here >> Small World Land

Make a family of tiny dolls out of wooden pegs, and then add some scenery to make a teeny playset that’s just perfect for road trips!

5. Create a miniature pet hotel

Altoid Tin Toys:  Create a miniature pet hotel

Found it here >> Pinterest

Decorate your mini pet hotel with funky wallpaper, a comfy blanket and a basket to sleep in and then invite your pets to stay.

4. Turn it into a roadway playset

Altoid Tin Toys:  Turn it into a roadway playset

Found it here >> @wishwithme

Keep your little one entertained with a roadway playset, complete with button car and a little red garage to park in.

3. Fill it with pet bugs

Altoid Tin Toys: Fill it with pet bugs

Found it here >> Making Life Blissful

Make some cute bugs using glass gems and paper scraps and then decorate your Altoids tin as a home for your bugs.

2. Make a Lily Pad Leap game

Altoid Tin Toys: Make a Lily Pad Leap game

Found it here >> Thingiverse

You’ll need a 3D printer for this one in order to assemble the pieces and then you can have a competition to see who can flick their frog onto the lily pad the most times.

1. Turn the tin into a portable LEGO playset

Altoid Tin Toys: Turn the tin into a portable LEGO playset

Found it here >> Coupons

Add a LEGO base to the top of your tin, some bricks and minifigs inside and you’ve got yourself a portable LEGO playset.

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Loving these altoids tin playsets! So many cute things to do with an empty mint tin! Thanks for sharing!