(Sadly, this post does not have pictures, but you can just try to imagine it.) For my brother Jeff’s ninth birthday, the kids got him a bag full of stuff especially for him to demolish. It had 6 rolls of toilet paper, 3 bars of ivory soap, 1 box of tissues, 1 tube of toothpaste, and 1 can of shaving cream in it. He had a lot of fun with it, as you can imagine!
With the toilet paper, we wrapped Jeff and his friend up and they ran around until they broke free of their super-strong bonds (ha ha! ☺). We also wrapped each other to the tree and then broke free, and held the roll of toilet paper on the back of the 4-wheeler while driving it, which made the toilet paper stream out behind.
Jeff and his friend carved two bars of ivory soap (well, actually they cut it up into pieces instead of carving it), and the other one we exploded in the microwave. Have you ever done that? If you haven’t, you absolutely MUST DO IT. All you have to do is get a bar of Ivory soap from the store (I think ones that are the most recently bought are supposed to work best), and put it on a paper towel covered plate, and turn the microwave on for about a minute. If you watch through the window, you can see the soap puffing up into a huge cloud. It has a very interesting texture: even though it looks soft, it’s actually hard and sort of crumbly. (Note: You have to use Ivory soap for this, not just a random brand)
Anyway, back to the gifts. The tissues are just for pulling out because who doesn’t want to do that sort of thing, right?
The toothpaste was really cool. We took it outside and put it on a piece of cardboard (which later proved rather ineffective) and Jeff took off the lid of the tube and stomped on it really hard. The back of the tube burst open and the toothpaste squirted several feet away onto our, he he, porch door – *oops!* (Don’t worry, I wiped it up. Well, at least most of it ☺)
The shaving cream Jeff just squirted out all at once into a plastic tub and we had fun squishing it.
This was a fun and different sort of gift that left no toy behind that we had to try to fit into our stuffed toy cupboards. Do you know someone who would like to get a demolition-gift-package?