Have Fun With a Toy Hobby
Some adults never seem to grow up. They seem to retain
their childlike wonder at the world around them. These are
the adults who have started a toy hobby. Kids like to hang
around with these adults because they seem more like kids.
Sometimes having a child or a grandchild can spark an
interest in toys. Be that as it may, a toy hobby will keep a
person young at heart.
Many women love dolls and never outgrow them. Some prefer
baby dolls, some fashion dolls, and still others go for
antique or decorative dolls. Often an interest in dolls will
spill over into a craft interest, as the doll lover begins
to craft clothing and accessories for favorite dolls.
Sometimes the hobbyist becomes skilled at crafting the dolls
themselves. Some types of dolls that are often hand-crafted
are rag dolls and cloth bodied dolls with ceramic heads. It
is not uncommon to find older women who have an entire room
of their homes filled with special dolls on display.
Older men, on the other hand, (and sometimes women, too)
often like cars and trucks. Antique metal cars are hot
collectibles, with some older ones being quite valuable.
Matchbox cars have always been loved, but so have the large
Tonka dump truck, road grader, and bulldozer. You can bet
the grandkids will want to play with your trucks and cars.
A toy hobby that is extremely popular is collecting Beanie
Babies. These small velour animals, made by the Ty company,
each have a personality all its own. You can find Beanie
Babies in every type of animal you can think of. A similar
hobby is collecting teddy bears. There are many Beanie Baby
teddy bears, but a teddy bear collector will probably want
to branch out to collect other types of bears. In fact, many
bear collectors have figurines and other items collected in
addition to their teddy bears.
Wooden toys are popular among adults, both to craft and to
collect. There is something quaint and pleasant about a
child playing with a handcrafted wooden toy. Wooden toys
make attractive home accents wherever they get dropped,
which is not something you can say about the latest plastic
gizmo. People who like country decorating often prefer
wooden toys for their kids.
You don't have to outgrow toys! A toy hobby will keep you
young at heart and make you a favorite among the kids in
your neighborhood. Whether you collect toys or craft them, a
toy hobby is something you can play around with!