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Jewels Of The Toy Aisle

Continuing with some ideas on how to upcycle your plastic toy critters…here’s a fun, glamorous necklace created with a few beads, a chain and some gold spray paint. Simple. Done! Source: www.mummycrafts.com, www.viralnova.com/upcycled­-kids-toys/       +2-2   

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Extinctly Different Accessories

Nothing says back-to-school like an upcycled pair of dinosaur earrings. If you keep stepping on these sharp plastic critters at home, why not try a little repurposing and upcyclesaurus these into some schnazzy jewelry? From www.custommade.com http://www.custommade.com/upcycled-earrings-made-from-toy-dinosaurs-blue-ste/by/foundbeautystudio/   +20   

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A Minion and One Reasons To Stay Off The Roads in Ireland

Giant Minion Causes Despicable Traffic Incident In Ireland source: Pulptastic   http://pulptastic.com/giant-minion-causes-despicable-traffic-incident-in-ireland/?utm_content=buffere7fd8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer And so it begins. Yesterday, a giant, inflatable Minion went tumbling into the roads of Dublin, wreaking havoc and causing a road traffic accident. Far from an elaborate, evil more »

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Buzz Heard ‘Round the World

Wanna help make a movie? Here’s your opportunity! My dear Toy industry friends Peggy Brown and Tim Walsh are making a documentary about the inventor of the game “OPERATION”…and it’s creating quite a ‘buzz’ Check ’em out at – http://igg.me/at/BuzzDoc more »

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Cake Walk

Remember the Cake Walk? It’s time to put your dancing shoes on! The American English term “cakewalk” was used as early as 1863 to indicate something that is very easy or effortless, although this metaphor may refer to the carnival more »

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The Toy Super Highway

Have you ever thought of adult-sizing your favorite childhood toy? Read about John Bitmead and how he made a life-sized version of his favorite toy, and then took it for a spin…on the highway. He’s not the only one making more »

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Got Old Furniture? Turn It Into Something Playful

Upcycling: Turn Crappy Old Furniture Into Amazing Toys For Creative Play Reposted from: The Huffington Post Canada  |  By Kristy Woudstra  Posted: 05/04/2015 2:42 pm EDT Have your in-laws ever offered you some old night stands or a side table? more »

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The Theory of Legos

Some material reposted from:  www.bitrebels.com If you’re a fan of physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking – and if you like LEGO – you are going to love this! Several years ago, a LEGO version of Stephen Hawking was spotted more »

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Fun Cubed

The ‘Rubik’s Cube’ is most popular toy of all time and a staple to the popular culture of the 1980s. It was invented by and named after Ernő Rubik, a young Hungarian professor. He taught architecture at the time and more »

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Sweet Pix

Expressive Skittle Portraits: Free Lesson Plan Download Level: High School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape, Color Art Skills: Photo Manipulation, Color Theory, Mosaics Art History: Mosaics By Ian Sands; reposted from: http://www.theartofed.com/2014/01/28/expressive-skittle-portraits-free-lesson-plan-download/ Like we talked about yesterday, I would never more »

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LEGO Sculptures in Full Bloom – Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks

Morton Arboretum features Lego sculptures Artist Sean Kenney works on a monarch butterfly sculpture in his New York studio. The butterfly is one of more than a dozen Lego sculptures that will be on display July 17-Nov. 1 at the more »

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Puzzlin’ Portrait

Check out this amazing mosaic portrait made entirely with Rubik’s Cubes. Can you guess how many Rubik’s Cubes were used to make this? Reposted from: http://www.artofapex.com/2010/12/top-10-christmas-presents-every-art-1.html +9-1   

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