Daily Prompt: What was your favorite plaything as a child? Do you see any connection between your life now, and your favorite childhood toy?
I’ve decided that there is no way I can pick a favorite toy or plaything from my childhood. I had so many things I loved when I was young. My sisters and I played dolls a lot and I always loved that. We played with the troll dolls too. All the girls in the neighborhood had troll dolls and we always had hours of fun with those. Maybe that’s a post for another time!
I’ll try to narrow it down for the sake of this prompt. I really enjoyed playing with and making Creepy Crawlers when I was a kid. Does anyone remember those? Each Creepy Crawler set came with a little metal oven (a Thingmaker) that got hot as blazes and probably could have burnt the house down (and yes we usually played with them unsupervised). There were 9 metal molds, and several bottles of Plastigoop that you poured into the various molds and then cooked the molds in the Thingmaker to make your bugs. It was so much fun trying to be creative and “designing” your own colorful bugs.
Whoever came up with Creepy Crawlers was a genius in my opinion. So much fun!