How to Save Money on Toys for Your Kids By Money Crashers May 25, 2012 Comments SHARE Transform household items. Next » 2 of 8 « Back nuno/iStock Younger children will get hours of entertainment out of items found in your home. Pots, pans, and a spatula make an impressive musical kit. Add empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls for horns, and join in the fun yourself. Next: Buy used toys.