Tag Archives: crafting with childhood toys

tutorial: DIY simple sling shot bookends

The rainy season is back in full force to my little tropical country. Because of the near daily onslaught of rain, my top concerns these days include how to react to flooding and wishing that I can do nothing but read all day.

I can’t exactly do the latter so I settled on making nifty bookends. Using sling shots!

slingshot bookends 5

This DIY, by the way, is a part of my Crafting with Childhood Toys series.

Continue reading

tutorial: DIY floral plastic animal toy jewelry

Farm animal toys are sold by the pack. So after I turned the poultry into rocking thingamabobs, I still had several left.

Ta-da! Floral Horse and Aztec Goat!

My post introductions have gone downhill ever since, well… Okay, they’ve never been up the hill so let’s just stick to the DIY. This one, as you can see, is another from the Crafting with Childhood Toys series. And oh-so-easy to do!

Continue reading

tutorial: DIY rocking plastic animals

Today’s DIY is a continuation of this series:

It is also inspired by THESE West Elm products.  I call these Rocking Poultry.

The childhood toys used in making these rocking cuties are plastic farm animals. There are perhaps a gazillion DIYs involving plastic animals; here I am, adding another.

Other materials that you will need to make these DIY rocking plastic animals are embroidery hoop (6-inch diameter for small plastic animals), paper clips, spray paint (I used gold), cutter or craft knife, sand paper, hot glue, and industrial glue (E6000).

Continue reading