My friend is taking some funky collage course over the summer. She asked if I could save stuff like broken pieces of toys, doll parts, anything like that that I would probably throw out. So I started saving stuff.
It is crazy how much stuff I accumulated so quickly. In the past month, I filled up a huge 2.5 gallon ziploc bag of stuff that would have gotten thrown out.
Stuff included: broken toy parts, broken/useless accessories, happy meal toys, crafts, puffy stickers, caps, toys that had lost parts, etc. Broken slinky, flag that broke off the dollhouse, doll accessories that don't have a pair any more, empty mini paint tubes.. the list goes on.
I can't begin to really explain all the junk, but it piled up fast. I don't buy stuff like happy meal toys, but we end up with them. Or stuff that my daughter got for her birthday that broke or was useless (especially like plastics from the dollar store). I also saved a lot of caps from things, and it is crazy how much accumulated. We use a lot of the squeezable fruit pouches and the waste is amazing (I try to stick with only using them on the go/road trips/etc).
It is just an interesting 'experiment', even to try if you aren't saving up for some 'funky' collage I can't wait to see what she comes up with either!