Plastic toy reincarnation

Thanks to the wonderful world of Pinterest, I got this idea of up-cycling some of my daughters plastic toys (yes, are going through a phase of domestic plastic-dieting by trying to eliminate the use of plastic at home). So with the approval of my 5 year old we got the kitchen knife and cut one of her little dolls in half! Then we cleaned up some used glass pots and got to work and glued 1/2 doll to the lid, applying glitter to the glass pot (of course, -working with a 5 year old) and then painted lid+object in a uniform colour, voilà!

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Here you got some photos of the process, and it was all fairly straight forward, however creating the zigzag pattern on the jar was probably the most tricky and if you want to have a go I would recommend using a masking tape to seal off the area where you want to apply the glitter. -So what will we now use them for? well I was thinking they could be good for storing smaller objects in the kids room, maybe some hair-bands or crayons, I mean the good thing is that you can see what’s inside.

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    1. yeah I can understand that, we had to ‘search’ for a rather long time before she agreed to chop it up, but the secret was the sparkle! once she knew that we were going to use some glitter she was far more cooperative!! hihihi its like fairy dust!

  1. A style lovely idea ~ I always thinks to make . But just hard to cut my style doll When you no kid and the doll they only is where you purchase from store that you favo 🙂 But i love this idea so much when i browsed web and found them i love it more .

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