Key rings

We all have a selection of small toys around the house, especially those that are occupied by small and not so small children. A quick and easy way to keep one of these or to re-use a favourite one is to make it into a keying.

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Materials and tools
Old toys – small
Very small eyelets- florist eyelets are available on eBay
‘O’ ring
Key ring
A drill and small drill bit suitable to the eyelets, normally about 1mm
Pair of needle nose pliers

Method
1. Drill a hole into your toy, being careful to hold the toy and not to go too deep. For this hole I used a small hand drill and a 0.8mm drill.

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2. Carefully fasten the eyelet into place using the pliers to hold the eyelet, hold it as far down as possible to try make sure that the eyelet doesn’t snap off.

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3. Close an ‘O’ ring to connect the eyelet to the keyring.

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Helpful hints
If your toy comes apart (such as a Lego figure) it might be sensible to glue loose pieces together.

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