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chorto78
« on: January 30, 2009 07:49:48 PM »

A few months ago I took my 2 year old niece to a garage sale with me and she found a box of old Happy Meal type toys  that she played with. The man having the sale said I could have the whole box for 2 dollars. These are old toys, some Sesame Street, some of the old McNugget toys that McDonalds used to have in the 80's.
Anways, what should I do with these? My sister would not let my niece play with them so now they are taking up space!
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009 08:06:18 PM »

If you have enough of them, and they are relatively the same size, make a chess set with them.  Or if you don't have enough of the same size, make a tic tac toe game.  that way they are still intact, but your niece could still play with them.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009 01:33:28 PM »

Why won't she let her play with them? Maybe a nice bleach bath would help her feel more comfortable?
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009 01:48:02 PM »

do what I did  make christmas ornaments and gift them to her since she's not allowed to touch other peoples toys (i use to be the same way then decided that it's ok once sanitized)   I took 3 yrs of collected toys and did a character tree one year my kids loved it. some we kept and a few they removed to 'play with' again.  just a suggestion.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009 06:22:27 PM »

Remember the melted bead bowl with army soldiers that was posted before - what about doing something like that with some of the plastic bits to make a bowl or tray for holding her art supplies/jewelry, whatnots?

Or use some of them to make a mobile to decorate her room with, or some other item - picture frame, box, etc.
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009 07:52:48 PM »

Thanks for all the awesome suggestions, I really like the character tree idea. I think it might be a little awesome for me to have a little chicken mcnugget tree for my house.
I saw how to make snow globes using glass jars, I think I might make a cookie monster snow globe!
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2009 04:20:55 PM »

My friend does a different themed Christmas tree in each room of her house and she used old Happy Meal toys for the ornaments on her playroom tree.  But you may want to Google McDonalds collectibles to make sure none of them are worth some money!  Last time I had a yard sale I set out a box of old Happy Meal toys and a lady who collects them bought the whole box, she said some of them are really worth a lot of money...

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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009 05:57:52 PM »

I've seen a few blogs that suggest painting objects with one solid color, like a gold, bronze, or perhaps granite, and using them as 'sculptures.' It would be a great decoration for a playroom.

Or, if your niece has siblings or other cousins, you could set up a play date to make 'trophies' for each other. Buy some wooden plaques, or something of the sort, and glue the toys together on each one in whatever combination the kids choose, then spray paint the whole thing gold and affix signs with the children's names and achievements. It would be a great way to get rid of the toys, and would be fun on a rainy day!
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009 06:12:26 PM »

I've seen a few blogs that suggest painting objects with one solid color, like a gold, bronze, or perhaps granite, and using them as 'sculptures.' It would be a great decoration for a playroom.

Or, if your niece has siblings or other cousins, you could set up a play date to make 'trophies' for each other. Buy some wooden plaques, or something of the sort, and glue the toys together on each one in whatever combination the kids choose, then spray paint the whole thing gold and affix signs with the children's names and achievements. It would be a great way to get rid of the toys, and would be fun on a rainy day!

That's a cool idea! Thanks
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