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Summer Lovin’ + a Toy Makeover

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Ever notice how fast this month’s prized toy gets bumped from a kid’s favorite list? When my guys lost interest in their once beloved slide, I decided the thing to do this summer would be give it a makeover.

It became a bat slide, a water bat slide, and it was suddenly the coolest thing ever. Literally! But Robin quickly flew into trouble. Holy headache, Batman!

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Summer Lovin' + a Toy Makeover

It’s summer. It’s Arizona. It’s hot. So hot I can’t let my small fry play outside mid-day for very long.

They get a little bored being in the house and I try to compensate by making the most of the early or late hours of fresh air time when the sun isn’t so brutal.

When I pulled their old slide out of the garage, I told the boys we were going to have an adventure on the back patio. They could hardly wait to see what the slide had to do with it.

Batman Slide Toy Makeover

They were content to keep themselves busy while Ryan and I worked on the slide makeover.

Toy Hack

When everything was painted and fully dry, my boys were ready to undertake mighty exploits. Kids’ imaginations are amazing!

Little Tykes Toy Makeover

But knees skinned on the pavement are not amazing. Especially when you were having so much fun.


While Batman continued to dash from one imaginary scene to another, his little sidekick needed TLC.

Kid's Outdoor Slide

CURAD SoothePlus Medium Non-Stick Pads with ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda mollified the small superhero when I told him even hospitals use dressings like this to soothe owies and reduce wound odor.

Curad Gauze

He didn’t really understand what I meant but we both felt better knowing I was using the best product to make him comfortable. And I got a super, superhero hug to boot!

Applying Curad Gauze

Just as cuts and scrapes are an inevitable part of rough and tumble boyhood, toys do cycle in and out of attention. Keep the romance going a little longer by adding spray paint, a squirt of water, and a dash of imagination. You might even get called the coolest mom.

So here’s to toy makeovers and here’s how to make a kiddie slide into a Bat Slide—it’s easy!

Batman Slide Makeover

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