|My first creation|
These days people refer to them as Frankentoys. I've found that it's a perfect craft for my fellow millennials:
It's fun, cheap, and bizarre.
Seriously though, Frankentoys are easy to make. Just take some broken toys and make them into something new using needle and thread and/or glue.
I recently did a horror themed teen summer reading program that I called Teen Screams. We discussed two sentence horror stories, how to make ghost photographs, made a zombie escape plan for the library, and crafted Frankentoys. While the program was a success overall, the Frankentoys were the biggest hit. There's just something about destruction and creation. It's something that's rewarding, regardless of age. This can be a fun family craft too.