A few years ago I developed the kidtastic Johnny Lemon range of DIY toys.
Whilst having a bath today I was inspired to extend the range when I looked closely at my hand wash bottle.
I turned it upside down and stick the nozzle on the other way and voila!...
.....instant medic drip for the One Man Army field hospital!
It can be hung during the garden skirmish from a branch or even a bird feeder!
Pretty neat if you can't get hold of the real toy McCoy, which I'm not sure even exists now or existed back then in the Sixties!
To go with the instant drip the professional kid army medic needs a helmet - courtesy of Tupperware.
Finally, something that has mesmerised me ever since I had a brace of small plastic ones, like this below, that came with my Action Man Stormtrooper, the WWII Stick Grenade.
The ideal DIY solution for the Sixties garden battle would have been something wooden like half a broom handle or better still a truncheon topped with a baked beans tin painted dark green. However, wood and tin flying through the air would have been as devastating as the stick grenade itself!
For a less headache-inducing effect I might opt for a bog standard plastic baseball bat...
with a green Tupperware beaker container pushed over the fat end [ these even come with a brush, which might be a handle stand-in itself!]
So there you have it. there will be more from my Johnny Lemon range of exclusive trash military toys as soon as I see some useful rubbish that inspires me.
In the meantime if you have anything you think can be part of the upcycle army then do let us know!