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Holly of Chez Beeper Bebe shares this modern and more durable twist on a classic toy.

I have a total love-hate relationship with those dime store trinket-y toys. I love them because they remind me of my childhood and how much I cherished all those bitty toys, but I also hate them because the stuff you find these days is so utterly plastic–and the worst kind of cheapy plastic at that. So, this is my solution to that problem–re-inventing dime store trinkets using thrifted materials so they can last a little longer than the stuff out there today and be a little earth-friendlier.

I love the idea of using an image of your child’s favorite action figure as the base for the softie, and I could also see these being great party favors.