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Vintage Playmobil figure badge

Ages ago I bought a bag of vintage Playmobil figures from eBay. They were mainly from the 1970s and I really wanted to craft with them and bring them back to life. You may remember the Playmobil clock and the Playmobil jar toppers I’ve made. I thought it would be fun to see if I could make some badges from a collection of vintage toys and game pieces so collected some badge backs and epoxy glue and a very old tablecloth and got to work.

How to make a vintage Playmobil figure badge:

Collect your materials. I used an epoxy glue which I mixed myself so I needed to work quickly. I used an old tablecloth in case of any spills and some badge backs from my local craft store.

crafting with epoxy glueThe fun part was definitely going through my vintage supplies and finding interesting pieces to make into badges. I chose domino tiles, vintage jigsaw and game pieces and some Playmobil figures.

upcycling vintage toysI mixed the epoxy and then used a wooden coffee stirrer to apply it to the back of the figure and added the badge back. I wiped any spills and left them to dry.

vintage Playmobil person bagdeThese were quick and easy to make and I like the fact I have some fun, handmade badges to wear. The Playmobil figure badges are definitely my favourite!

vintage Playmobil figure badge

You may also be interested in our other Playmobil posts:

Playmobil 6781 123 Wading set

DIY Playmobil clock

Playmobil jar topper

Playmobil Pirates Treasure Cove advent calendar

Playmobil 123 Meadow Path and Park Playground

Playmobil police truck, speed boat with motor and trailer

Playmobil Easter eggs

Playmobil 40th birthday party

Playmobil Great Asian Castle review

Official Playmobil Annual 2015

Playmobil Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar

Playmobil Easter Eggs


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    Sisley White
    March 12, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I love these so much. I am going to find some little things I can make badges with 🙂 Thank you for the inspiration.

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    March 12, 2015 at 11:01 am

    What a clever idea. We’re in the process of sifting through all our Playmobil as the kids don’t play with it anymore – they grow up so fast (the kids that is!). We were going to give it all away to charity. But perhaps I’ll keep a few pieces back and make some badges. They’re so unique! Tx

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    Felicity Smith
    March 13, 2015 at 10:38 am

    These are gorgeous!

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