Like Father, Like Son with YOXO Toys

Like Father Like Son

Weekends around our home are pretty laid back. I usually head to a coffee shop in the morning, while my husband and A.J. find something fun to do like visit a festival or park. Not only do they share a name, but my guys are alike in more ways than I can count. They took the YOXO Toys “challenge” to create and recreate a fun project. In case you’re wondering, ” YOXO (“yock-so”) is the sustainable, recyclable, made-in-the-USA, invent anything you can imagine toy company.”  We received a gift card to purchase YOXO Toys kits for this review. All thoughts and experiences are my own.

YOXO Toy Kit

YOXO Wheel

YOXO Robot

Each cardboard piece is shaped like a Y, O and X-shaped pieces. One of the best things about them is they don’t hurt if you step on them when your child leaves them on the floor. You can select from several YOXO Toys kit to recreate what’s on the box thanks to instructions. Or literally “think outside the  box” to create something brand new. A.J. and my husband did a combination of both.

While my husband familiarized himself with the pieces and instructions for the YOXO Bot, “Orig,” , A.J. started on his own project. Meet the mini-robot, “Metro.”

Yoxo Toys Creation

Crafty Ideas with YOXO Toys

YOXO Toys are designed with a child’s imagination in mind. There’s a video below that explains more. After our experience putting the Orig YOXO Robot together, I thought of a few more crafty ideas.

  • Use cardboard or poster paper to create a background for your YOXO Toys creation. Tell a story about the their adventure!
  • Have a timed contest to see who can use the same number of  YOXO pieces to create something new.
  • Add toilet paper and paper towel rolls to your YOXO toys kit to make something very tall or very long. The longest or tallest wins!
  • Ask siblings who are having a disagreement to write a story together about their YOXO toys creation.

YOXO Robot Kit

Video: Make a YOXO Toys Car

About Yoxo Toys

“YOXO toys are manufactured from eco-friendly materials in the company’s wind-powered Minnesota workshop. YOXO is the winner of a 2014 Eureka Award, the 2014 Minnesota Cup General Division Award and numerous toy design awards including Top Toy of the Year from Creative Child Magazine.”

Follow Yoxo Toys on Facebook and @yoxotoys on Twitter.

Where can you buy Yoxo Toys? We picked up our kids at Target. They’re also available at with free shipping for orders over $75. Online retailer has an array of Yoxo Toys like the Robot, Megabuilder and Flye Bug.

Comment below: What could you see your little one creating with YOXO Toys? Would this make a great gift for someone on your shopping list?

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. I have never heard of these toys but what fun they look to be. I bet my son would’ve loved these when he was smaller. He loved putting things together and taking them apart. Thanks for sharing and I will have to find these for the grandkids.

  2. I love your son’s smile in the last picture! Her is really enjoying his YOXO toys. I know my girls would have loved playing with these toys if they were younger.

  3. Aw, he’s too cute! I think I’ve seen these before and they’re pretty cool. #productreviewparty