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« on: May 23, 2007 04:07:29 AM »

I bought a bag with 60 plastic soldiers yesterday.
I'm using some to stick on a military beret, together with felt flowers. It's for a arts & creativity project at school  Grin

I'll only use ten or so, so I'm left with about 40-50 awesome plastic soldiers. There's dark green ones and beige ones. They're all in different cool positions: crawling, shooting, with a bazooka, a machine gun, there's some that are on the phone, and some with that machine I forgot the name of that detects radioactivity.

What crafty things can I do with them, besides playing with them and placing them in my sister's potato mash at dinner?

« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007 05:48:33 AM »

lol, I have no idea...but I'm curious to see what everyone comes up with.
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007 11:27:15 AM »

Someone on here made a really cool army man table. And I've seen them used as drawer pulls. Or you could get a water gun, line the guys up around the bath tub and shoot them. (the last idea was actually something my dad and I did when I was little Smiley  )

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2007 11:28:23 AM »

There's also an awesome melted army man bowl somewhere. Search "army men" for ideas!

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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2007 11:30:23 AM »

Poke holes into them and use them for earrings or charms for a bracelet/necklace!


« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007 10:10:45 AM »

Heres that bowl that batgirl was talking about:

It's super cool! I keep meaning to make one for my boyfriend but I never get around to it.
One thing I did for my boyfriends brother though, (he's not in the army but works on the base) I made a chess board and used army men as the pieces. Super easy but kind of nice too. He loved it and uses it all the time. (avid player)

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2007 05:34:32 PM »

the bowl is cool...earrings or a necklace...um...magnets?idk....
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2008 05:14:16 PM »

I don't have a picture but I saw the idea somewhere....

You can make magnetic tic tac toe sets.  You use an old round cookie tin (or similar) and draw the tic tac toe board with paint or markers on the lid.  Then you take small magnets & glue the soldiers to the magnets.  Instead of x's & o's the players would be certain colors.  You can then store the pieces inside the tins.
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2008 12:53:13 PM »

I was thinking about glueing them to my workspace at school or trying to make a frame for my computer monitor...? I have a bag of soldiers that I need to figure out something too... anyone got other ideas?

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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2008 09:53:48 AM »

I have soldiers too !!
Mine are TINY though! and i have cool horses too Smiley Im thinking earings tbh, i dont think im clever enough for a bowl!
Sticking them in random places around the house seems like a good idea, haha, toy story-esque.

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