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    Default Using Little Tikes Outdoor Play Toys as Halloween Props

    I recently posted a thread about repurposing Christmas blowmolds to Halloween use, and I started adding some pictures of Little Tikes toys I had repurposed as well to the end of the thread ~ However, they are a different item altogether, and there are so many possibilities with them, I thought I would make a new thread.

    Many holiday decorators who like to use blowmolds in their displays, also have an affection for incorporating Little Tikes outdoor play toys as Halloween decorations: ride-on toys, teeter-totters, swings and playhouses are very popular, and usually very whimsical. However...

    **ZOMBIE BABIES**! (I put that in caps to grab the attention of any reader who prefers the darker side of decorating.)

    I was thinking that with the recent popularity of zombie babies that there are endless possibilities for repurposing Little Tikes toys for those darling little zombie children to play on. Using spray paints for plastic in dark colors, screwing on spiders, skulls or severed body parts ~ filling a cart with decapitated heads, etc. You could really creep up these usually whimsical items. That said, my Halloween display is geared toward the tiny TOTs, so my use of them is definitely in the whimsical style. I just wanted to put the 'creepy' idea out there.
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    Here are two ride-on toys I use in one of my scenes. (Actually, the one item is Power Wheels not Little Tikes.)

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    Here is a dollhouse I repurposed into a Haunted House to display some of my collection of little light toppers.

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    (I already posted these in my other thread, but probably should have started a new thread for the Little Tikes items instead. Sorry for the double post.)

    Here's a little quick and pretty much FREE repurpose I did this week. My husband picked up a really dirty and ancient Little Tikes Cozy Coupe from the garbage. I had a ghost with a broken base (which we cut off), and used pieces of a broken totes lid for accessories. I used a blowmold lollypop to make the Taxi light for the top. My little one and I picked through a bag of leftover Halloween toys and he decided on the bat 'rear view mirror' and the spiders. I even had most of the paint. Just had to buy a can of primer and some twine for the spider web.

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    ...and yes ~ the TAXI light even works!
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    awesome ideas here, Hilda. I look forward to seeing all of your projects, and so do my zombie children, lol.

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    Hilda these are all amazing!!!! Have you converted any large playhouses into witch huts etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilda View Post
    I'd never get that out of my daughters hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paint It Black View Post
    awesome ideas here, Hilda. I look forward to seeing all of your projects, and so do my zombie children, lol.
    LOL I don't display the zombie children (yet) ... but I have ideas just spinning in my head how cute some of these Little Tikes items could be converted for them.

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    I'd never get that out of my daughters hands.
    You'll have to be patient. Some day she'll grow out of it. At this point, my husband is onto me... I keep buying Little Tikes stuff for our four year old and he says 'You just really want to use that in the display." LOL
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    That stuff is REALLY COOL. Seriously, Hilda, you have great talent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Gris View Post
    Hilda these are all amazing!!!! Have you converted any large playhouses into witch huts etc?
    Not yet! Would love to! However, my yard is too small to squeeze the playhouses in. Darn it!
    ~ Angel Grant

 

 
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