What is a Frankentoy party you ask?Just like Dr. Frankenstein built his famous monster from lots of random parts, kids at this party build their own toys from bits and pieces of other toys.
Throw your own Frankentoy party by following these easy steps.
Step 1. Start collecting toys!
We began searching our own toy closets, garage sales, and thrift stores for cheap toys to use for our party. Because I wanted to throw this party on a budget, I sent out a plea to Facebook friends for donations and they were happy to oblige. I ended up with way more than I needed.
Step 2. Take apart your toys
Step 3. Hot glue
Unfortunately there is just not another way to do this that will work as well. Hot glue is strong and fast. You have very little drying time so you don't have to worry about the toys falling apart on the way home. I only provided one glue gun and I kept an adult near by to help and supervise. You can also provide popsicle sticks to use to hold pieces together so little fingers don't get burned. It is my opinion that 7 year old children can use a glue gun, but I understand that some parents may be uncomfortable with this. Use common sense, and listen to your gut. If you feel like you would rather station an adult to do the actual gluing that is fine.
Step 4. Make your own Frankentoy creation to use as a cake topper.
Make sure you wash it thoroughly before you place it on your cake. This particular toy is made from a silver surfer, a rubber duck and a Madam Alexander doll. I let my kids help with sprinkles and little candied googly eyes.
Step 5. Take lots of pictures of your fun creations and wait to be amazed by the creativity of kids. They are truly amazing!