I just absolutely LOVE when I find treasures on the toys. Yes, you read that right…ON the toys. Oh yes! I was picking up a few toys to put them away while Alyssa was TRYING to wake up for school. I picked up a Ever After High doll that seemed to be stuck to a baby doll. Upon further inspection, I realized that the dolls were stuck together with some sort of purple goo. At first I thought it was gum, but as I began to peel the baby doll away from the other doll’s hair, I realized that it was S.I.L.L.Y. P.U.T.T.Y! GROAN! NO!!!
GREAT! Now I have to figure out HOW in the world to removed silly putty from doll hair. Sigh! I searched and searched the web for ideas. But many of them were for removing silly putty from human hair. I could see putting vinegar or another natural substance on human hair, but I wasn’t entirely sure what it could do to colored doll hair.
My husband thought I was silly for taking the time to fix the doll. He said he would either cut out the chunk of hair or throw the doll away. Um NO! It was a Christmas present this last year. I couldn’t bring myself to destroy the doll or to place it in the depths of the trash can, never to return again. Alyssa would be devastated.
I began by pulling the large clumps from the hair. Pulling hard enough, the silly putty would break. So I kept pulling at it. Large pieces started coming off. Once I got most of the globs off I realized that if I separated the strands of hair I could pull more off the hair. Starting at the bottom, I squeezed the hair with my thumb nail and first finger and pulled the pieces down the hair. Separating more strands, and pulling more silly putty off…
It was tedious. And a couple of times I almost gave up. STUPID s i l l y p u t t y!!! But over the course of the day I pulled all of it out of the hair. Now, because her hair is blue with purple highlights, you can’t see any of the remaining silly putty. It’s only a tiny bit. And it blends in with the purple hair. Haha! Works for me!!
The things we do for our kids!!!
There's a new rule in my house...NO MORE SILLY PUTTY ALLOWED!!! Yep. That's right. None. It's awful stuff!