How-To: Paratrooper Softie

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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.

4 thoughts on “How-To: Paratrooper Softie

  1. QFB Cafe says:

    Regrettably, the link appears to be broken… too bad, since I’d love to find out how to make my own paratrooper toys!

  2. Rachel Hobson says:

    Hi QFB – thanks for letting me know – I’m not sure how that happened, but it’s fixed now. Enjoy making your own paratrooper softie! :)

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