How to fix broken plastic toys
Or how to mend Elmo's eye
Your child's favourite toy often holds a special place in their heart. They're the best friend, confidant and partner in crime on endless adventures. Unfortunately, all of that fun can come to an end when accidents happen. But broken toys no longer need to mean broken hearts. With our new Family-Safe | Skin-Friendly Formula your child can fix their toys themselves in 6 easy steps.
Let your child know they can fix it, no sweat - Sugru can help. Then choose our new Family-Safe | Skin-Friendly Sugru in the right colour choice for you.
Bonus: Our new packaging doesn't require them to use any scissors to open it, making it even safer for your young fixers.
Tear open the pack and remove the Sugru from the packet. It feels like play-dough, and it's just as easy to mould and use.
Make sure the surfaces of your toy are clean and dry.
Roll the Sugru in your fingers and divide it into two pieces. One of these pieces will be used to bond the toy back together; the other will be used to provide a strong and smooth finish at the join.
Make a pyramid on one of the surfaces you want to bond and press the broken parts together until the Sugru squeezes flat.
Apply the second half of the Sugru smoothly around the repair. This will provide a neat finish and extra strength.
Leave it to cure for 24 hours - giving it time to set strong.
Top tip: put it up somewhere out of reach so that your young fixers aren't able to give into the temptation to test it out too soon - for durability and strength, it's best to let the Sugru cure for a full 24 hours before use.
Once that's done, it's time to reunite your child with their best friend. Once it's cured, Sugru is durable, so it's able to stand up to hours more playtime.
How awesome is that? You've just nurtured your child's independence and resourcefulness - they've made another step in embracing their creativity, thoughtfulness and their practical skills too. High five!
Feeling inspired? Head to our Family-Safe | Skin-Friendly Formula page for more information.