How to create toy mash-ups


toy mash-ups made with Sugru

Kids are naturally inventive. They thrive in the world of their imaginations. Play is one of the best ways to spark this creativity. Toy mash-ups can help fuel their sense of adventure – encouraging them to be both creative and resourceful. 

When your child's toy breaks, you may be able to fix it. But if not, why not use parts of it to create a brand-new toy? Or perhaps breakage isn’t the problem –maybe it’s keeping your child interested in a toy that’s the challenge? If the force is dwindling in Darth Vader, and their dinosaur toy has become a pain in the neck, maybe it’s time to combine and create! There's nothing boring aboutdiploDARTHcus.

toy dinosaur with darth vader head

Step 1:

Gather the toys that are about to become the all-new Frankentoy.  Want to see a dinosaur water skiing or flying? The sky's the limit.

toy dinosaur with octopus arms

Step 2: 

Choose Sugru Mouldable Glue in the colour right for the project. Do you want it to blend in or stand out? Once you've made a choice, our packaging is tearable, so little fixers can easily open it themselves.

Step 3: 

Prepare the patient for surgery and make sure the surfaces of your toys are clean and dry.

Step 4: 

Divide the Sugru into two pieces. Make one into a pyramid and use it to bond part of one toy to the other toy.

Step 5: 

Apply the second half of the Sugru smoothly around the repair. This will provide a neat finish and extra strength.

toy dinosaur skiing

Step 6: 

Put the brand new creation out of reach for 12-24 hours to allow the Sugru to set.

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