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Crafting with Playmobil

crafting with Playmobil

I’m pretty delighted to tell you that I’ve been featured by Mammasaurus as part of the weekly Parenting Pin It Party. I’m all about having fun with a glue gun and my Playmobil clock is one of my favourite projects so far.

pinned it made itI have more Playmobil fun for you today as I just can’t resist those colourful little plastic people! You know I love to hang around on Pinterest and I’m sure you’ve all seen the animal topped glass jars which have been spray painted one colour.

How to make Playmobil jar toppers

I thought it would be fun to do a Playmobil version as the toddler has just had his room decorated and he loves Playmobil!


I was able to use items from around the house. I raided my supply of empty Bonne Maman jars, picked a handful of vintage Playmobil figures and got out my glue gun. The only thing I needed to purchase was a can of Plasti-kote enamel spray.

The first step was to glue each figure onto the Bonne Maman lid and leave to dry over night.

crafting with Playmobil (1)

The next day I sprayed each lid by attaching it to a long stick with a blob of blu tack. This meant I could apply the spray evenly by slowly turning it round whilst I sprayed.

crafting with Playmobil (2)

Again, I left them over night to ensure they had dried properly.

playmobil jar topper

I love these fun little jars and they are perfect for storing little treasures in any room in the house!

You may also be interested in our other Playmobil posts:

Playmobil 6781 123 Wading set

DIY Playmobil clock

Vintage Playmobil badge


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    August 21, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Ah you are more than welcome – you are ticking all my boxes using Playmobil! x

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    Gude @HodgePodgeCraft
    August 21, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    These are so cute! Just followed you via Bloglovin 🙂

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    August 22, 2013 at 7:47 am

    so much fun, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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      August 22, 2013 at 8:33 am

      Thanks, can’t get enough of Playmobil at the moment!

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    Liska @NewMumOnline
    August 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    You really are some sort of genius honey.
    I could never find the time nor the inclination to do that and you have TWO littlies under 4. I don’t know how you do it!??!!?
    LOVE the clock and the jar lids. AWESOME>
    Liska xx

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    August 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    They are gorgeous! And I love your Playmobil clock too, brilliant!

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    Karen Bell
    August 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Great ideas. My son loves playmobil 🙂

    #Parenting pin it party

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    Cat (Yellow Days)
    September 1, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    These are super cute! Thanks for linking up with our Parenting Pin-it Party.

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