Toy repair stories
Parents (and Sugru) to the rescue!
The mums in the Sugru community inspire us with their ingenuity, resourcefulness and wit — let's count the ways they rock!
1. On a rainy day they can make games from anything
Make Sugru stamps
When the weather outside has foiled their plans, Sugru mums never fear. Like Lise and her kids who created a new day called 'International Monster Day'! "We created stamps in the shapes of monsters. Once the Sugru had cured, we made collages using paint."
2. They prefer your kids to be... well, kids!
Make waterproof knee patches
Try as you might, kids will always be kids. Let's face it, when you're little, mud is just too much fun not to mess around in. By adding some waterproof knee patches with Sugru, there's one less thing to worry about.
3. They make their shoes last a little longer
Patch up their worn out shoes
Kids can burn through a new pair of shoes in no time. With a little Sugru they last until they grow out of them!
"My daughter scooters to school every day and had scuffed her pink trainers to the point of no return, or so we thought. I cracked open a pack of red and white Sugru, mixed them until I made the perfect pink and applied it over the trainers. Not only will it protect them to ensure the rain doesn't come in, it also means I've extended the lives of these pink shoes, delaying that inevitable and expensive trip to the children's shoe shop for a few more months!" — Lauren
4. They don't replace the extra special things, they rescue them
Mend their favourite lunchbox
Kids quickly get attached to their things, so replacing them just isn't an option. When Spidey took a fall, it was a good job mum was there with the Sugru, ready to patch him up.
5. A little eye surgery is all in a day's work
Rescue his best friend
Stefanie's son Arthur had been missing his best friend, Elmo, while he was in for a little Sugru eye surgery. It's all worth it for the priceless happy reunion.
6. They mend things, just to see their faces light up
Repair a much loved game
Judy's son's table football had seen better days and needed some TLC. "I even prepared two different colours of sugru, to match the two team colours!" — Nice one, Judy!
7. They know how to stop the tears, before they even start
Mend a broken toy light
Delphine's daughter had a favourite night lamp that she totally loved. "The inside part was attached by a little plastic piece, which broke after a few severe bangs on the floor. But I sugru-ed all pieces together, and it works as new!"
8. They find little solutions so you don't have to nag
Avoid car door scratches with Sugru bumpers
"My 4-year old daughter loves to get out of the car by herself, she gives the door a shove and then BAM! She hits the carport and dings the door. Sugru is the cure for my problem!"
9. They know the value of small improvements
Modify a music stand
Nothing is more annoying than being in the middle of a song when your music falls off the stand, crashes to the floor and all the sheets in the file splay out across the stage! A few little nubs of Sugru and hey presto! Problem sorted.
10. They let their kids play with the grown ups' things, too
Make a bouncy kid proof camera
Bring out the budding photographer in your kids! Let them capture moments just like the grown ups.
11. They make their own peace and quiet
Add a sugru bumper to a noisy door
There are only so many times Sugru mums will put up with the clatter of metal on tile - ouch!
12. They don't live with little problems, they solve them
Seal a roll top bath with sugru
Save yourself the hassle of a flooded bathroom floor every morning.
13. They come up with genius solutions
Refresh worn off lettering on the cooker
Lollypop stick? To a Sugru mum, that's the perfect tool to refresh the worn off lettering on the cooker.
14. They quite like it when little things around the house need mending
Sort out the little jobs that need doing around the home
Wear and tear is inevitable. But Sugru mums just mend and move on.
15. They can make anything look good
Create a display for family treasures
"I found some fishing equipment that belonged to my grand-mother. Glue was not an option. So I selected a frame, I arranged the bits and pieces and stuck them to a thick cardboard with blobs of white sugru... (you can see some holding the fishhook). Ta daaaaa. This will bring to my family such nice memories of my adventurous grandma." — Francesca
16. To them, nothing is 'beyond repair'
Mend a loved piece of furniture
"I invited my mother to help me out fixing this beloved but battered stool. At first she seemed almost frightened, but then she really got into it. It was lovely to see how she opened up to the many possibilities and she was very pleased to have her 'ironing stool' finally fixed!" — Clara, Belgium
17. They're always looking out for their own mum
Resize your mum's wedding ring
"This is my mum Dorothy, aged 80. She married my dad in 1954, (she's shrunk quite a bit since then!) Her problem was that her wedding ring is now way too big, and she was afraid of losing it. Ever resourceful, she’d wound a bit of string round it, but it wasn’t very satisfactory. So, Sugru to the rescue, we wrapped a blob round the back of the ring, and it’s now set to a comfortable fit. Hurray!" — Sylvia