Last weekend after attending two bazaars, a kid's birthday party and a community fair we acquired enough toys to host our own carnival. The picture above reflects only some of the loot, the rest of it is dispersed around the house (waiting to be stepped on in the middle of the night). Usually I just donate or throw away the toys when my children lose interest. But this seemed so wasteful and I just new I could use them for a craft project. So here's just one project I came up with for all those cast away toys.
I turned these two dollar flip-flops into something a little more fun. All I did was glue the toy sharks to the sandals with E6000 glue(this glue is water resistant and flexible). When choosing a toy to glue to the sandal look for something that is soft like rubber, has give, and is water proof.
Here's some other uses for those cast away toys:
Ice Treasures - I did this with my son's preschool, they loved it!
The Attirbute Game - Good to take along to a restaurant
I Spy Bottles - another hit at my son's preschool
Toy Bowling - tested this out too, easy for little hands to setup by themselves