Today I am going to talk about how to take a dangerous toy and turn it into something useful. A few months ago I got my son, Zander, a toy dinosaur with a long, very pointy, tail; a great toy for a boy, but not so great for a still-learning-to-balance 18 month old. This dinosaur earned the appropriate nickname “Dangerous Dino” and Z was only allowed to play with it under strict parental supervision (which I guess was anytime he wanted since he is always being supervised, but that’s beside the point). For my own nerve’s sake, I decided to turn Dangerous Dino into something a little more useful and appropriate for a wee one. So yesterday morning I picked up a can of Vaslpar metallic paint from Lowes, and started the amazingly easy, DIY dinosaur transformation.
All I needed for this Saturday morning project was:
- A cheap dinosaur toy
- A can of Valspar Metallic paint
- Some news paper or a paper bag
You definitely want to paint outside if possible because the fumes are pretty strong.
And voila, Dangerous Dino is now a useful, shiny, toothbrush holder. The transformation is complete.