How to fix a broken toy with Sugru

A boy using Sugru to fix his toy

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 Sugru Mouldable Glue, your child can fix their toys themselves in 6 easy steps.

Step 1

Let your child know they can fix it, no sweat - Sugru can help. Just choose the right colour for you.

Boy reading a Sugru pack

Step 2

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.

Boy moulding Sugru in his hands

Step 3

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.

Boy rolling Sugru between his palms

Step 4

Make a cone shape on one of the surfaces you want to bond and press the broken parts together until the Sugru squeezes flat.

Boy making a cone shape out of Sugru

Step 5

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

Boy applying Sugru to broken toy

Step 6

Leave it to set for 12-24 hours. Sugru will turn into a strong and flexible rubber.

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.

Boy smiling and holding his toy fixed with Sugru

Once that's done, it's time to reunite your child with their best friend. Once it's set, 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!