Steven & Chris show us three easy upcycling projects that transform old kids toys into decorative items your kids can continue to enjoy.
Upcycle Kids Toys Using Liquid Soap
Fun kids soap idea to encourage washing hands - Lego Soap - add a few pieces of Lego to the liquid soap in our bathroom. For something more "girly", use Barbie shoes.
- Start with clear liquid soap in container
- Empty about half the soap out to reuse
- Add Lego or Barbie shoes
- Add more soap if needed
Upcycle Kids Toys Into 'Fun Hooks' For a Kids Room
You will need:
Toy animals made of solid plastic from the dollar store
Fine toothed saw or dull knife
A piece of wood
The first step in the project is a bit macabre - saw off the heads of plastic animals. Use a fine-toothed saw but it should work even with a dull knife.
Mark out where you want to have your heads on board and pre-drill holes.
Fasten your animals heads with glue and screws.
When the glue has dried it is time to paint.
Then hooks ready! You can use the remainder of the animals to make hooks of the buttocks!
Upcycle a Fruit Crate to Create a Toy Chest
You will need:
Spray paint the casters with primer, then two coats of neon spray paint and let dry overnight
Because the wood base of the crate is thin, use thicker pieces of wood to swallow the screws from each caster. This ensures a stable, sturdy fit.
Screw casters into bottom of fruit crate
Fill the crate with your kids' toys!