When – after many years – you find the old toys from your childhood again, this will undoubtedly generate nostalgic feelings. For a moment, you feel like a child again and think back to the moments you had, playing with these toys. However, time has changed dramatically, the popular toys of that time no longer exist and are obsolete.
Yet you probably don’t feel like throwing the toys out. It has too much emotional value for that. But yes, what do you do with them? Here are a number of useful ideas on how you can still use your old toys, for example…
In the 90’s, dinosaur toys were immensely popular. This was largely due to the film, Jurassic Park, the blockbuster from 1993 by director, Steven Spielberg. Because of this, toy shops sold everything that had to do with prehistoric (predatory) animals. Miniatures of ‘dinosaurs’ did particularly well with children.
Undoubtedly, you used to play with them for hours, but what do you do with them now? One idea is to cut a dinosaur through the middle and mount a suction cup on it. Now you’ve created your own creative stand to ‘stick’ your mobile phone on and watch movies. By doing this, you have your hands free to pull open a bag of chips…
Of course you can do a lot more with the miniature animals. As long as you think ‘outside-the-box’. You can also decorate a children’s room with them in a creative way. Give some of the dinosaurs a lick of paint in your favourite colour and then let them dry. Then you can screw the (hard) plastic animals to a cupboard, where they can serve as ‘frightening’ handles, as you can see in the picture above…
If you can’t get enough of your prehistoric friends, you can also use them as toothbrush holders! Find the right size of animal in your collection and carefully cut a few holes in the top of the creature. Make sure they’re big enough to push the handle of a toothbrush through. This is how you make your own original toothbrush holder.
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When you have some boring glass jars in the room, you can easily polish them up by doing something creative with them. You can use an old dinosaur again. Furthermore, you need a tube of glue and a nice shade of paint.
How do you proceed? Stick the dinosaur with its paws downwards, on the lid of the jar. Then wait until the glue has dried and paint the lid and the toy animal in your favorite colour. Wait a day, until the paint stops sticking to your hands, and put it back on the jar. You’ll see that it immediately looks a bit more interesting!