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25 Toy Brands That Are Still Made in America

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Trying to buy American-made can be frustrating in just about any store aisle, but it's especially difficult when it comes to toys. According to CNN Money, almost 90 percent of toys sold in the U.S. are actually made in China. Although that makes finding that "Made in the U.S.A." label in the toy store tricky at best, here are 25 of the best toys made in America, from Slinky and Crayola to little-known small business brands.

Little Tikes T-Rex Cozy Coupe
Little Tikes
Step2 All-Star Sports Climber
Step2

Step2

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Based in Streetsboro, Ohio, Step2 claims to be "the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys." It has two manufacturing plants in northern Ohio, where it makes a number of popular toys including outdoor climbers and slides, ride-ons, wagons, and kids' furniture. Branded items made in the U.S. include select Corvette, Thomas the Tank Engine, Hot Wheels, and Paw Patrol toys.

Green Toys School Bus Wagon
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Green Toys

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True to their name, Green Toys are mostly made from recycled milk jugs — in fact, the company says it has reused more than 127 million (and counting) jugs to date. Based in Sausalito, California, the company also boasts that all toys are entirely made in the U.S. "from manufacturing to assembly to distribution." Products include toy trucks and cars, puzzles, blocks, tea sets, stackers, and children's dishes.

Crayola Multi-Cultural Crayons Assorted Skin Tone Colors 8 Count B00006IQCB
Amazon
K'NEX 35 Model Building Set 480 Pieces B00I2UZXZW
Amazon
The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy B00000IZKX
Amazon
American Plastic Toys 15 Piece Sand Builder's Set 02680
American Plastic Toys
Vermont Teddy Bear 15" Hoodie Footie Bear Pink
Vermont Teddy Bear
Uncle Goose Classic ABC Blocks with Wagon
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Dirt King Patriot Tricycle DK-250-PAT-B
Dirt King

Dirt King

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You'll find Dirt King's pricey but ultra-durable tricycles, wagons, and carts at daycares, Head Start centers, and other spots where toys that can withstand daily use and abuse are essential. The company even makes trikes for bigger kids and adults. All of Dirt King's products are made and assembled at a factory in WaKeeney, Kansas.

Maple Landmark Shape Sorter Bench B001CWFLVI
Amazon
Beka 20" Weaving Frame Loom with Stand
Amazon

Beka

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Calling all creative kids: Beka manufactures preschool and kindergarten staples including wooden easels, art tables, weaving looms, puppet theaters and more. This family-owned company has been hand-making its toys in its St. Paul, Minnesota, workshop for more than 40 years, and uses high-quality maple and cherry. 

Zometool The STEAM Kit
Zometool
Little Colorado Waldorf Wooden Play Stands (Set of 2)
Little Colorado
Spooner Boards Freestyle Red B004K1GO0K
Amazon
WikkiStix Sensory Fidget Toy 24 Count B00TF7ZZM2
Amazon
Anatex Busy Cube
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Anatex

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You'll often find colorful, durable Anatex activity tables, wall-play panels, play cubes, and kids' furniture in the waiting rooms of doctors' offices, preschools and daycares, or other high-traffic play areas. The company is based in Van Nuys, California, and makes almost all of its toys in the U.S.

DuneCraft Australian Outback Adventure Science Kit B00V3WN8DK
Amazon
Channel Craft Ring Toss Game in Classic Toy Tin
Amazon
Simplay3 Young Explorers Adventure Climber B07PXFBLZ6
Amazon
Bunny Hopkins Wobble Board Rainbow
Bunny Hopkins
Make-A-Fort Building Kit B07QF2HNBW
Amazon

Make-A-Fort

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With a little creativity and time, kids will manage to make a fort out of anything — from pillows and blankets to old Amazon boxes. But if your kids are master fort builders who crave an upgrade, then Make-A-Fort's reusable, American-made building kits could be a good fit. A kit includes reinforced cardboard panels, foam connectors, braces, a carrying case, and a guide.

Land of Dough Over the Rainbow
Land of Dough
Crazy Aaron's Putty Dino Scales
Crazy Aaron Enterprises
TAG Toys Amazing Tracker TAG-SR3W
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TAG Toys

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Dr. Lawrence Mestyanek founded TAG Toys in 1976 to fill a gap in the market: toys specifically tailored to children with learning deficits. Today, the Compton, California company produces American-made toys that are friendly for all children ages 1 to 6.