Thursday, March 22, 2012
how to get water out of little people toys
I was at the Thrift Store the other day looking for some cheap crafting supplies and I found 28 Little People toys -the animal alphabet set (minus the animals for O and U) and four Little People people, a farmer, a tourist, a zoo keeper, and a little girl- for $3. Yes, yes. 28 looked-like-new Little People toys for $3!
I brought them home, and to get rid of the Ew-factor, I tossed them in a pot of soapy-hot water -which was a mistake. I forgot all about the holes on the bottom of each toy, and now they were filled with water. I tried squeezing and shaking the water out, but I wasn't getting very far. My mom suggested I stick them in a pillow case and throw them in the drier, so I did.
It sounded like we were in the middle of a war zone, but after about an hour total (I kept checking every so often) they were finally dry. Their paints melted onto each other a tiny bit, and since they came out of the pillow case at some point, the inside of my drier has rainbow streaks, but... I didn't have to throw them away, which is a good thing.
So, bottom line: Toss them in a drier set to low for an hour or so... more or less as needed. I had like 30 of them, so it probably took a little longer.