KC-based toy museum wants to turn your old playthings into art

08/11/2014 6:32 PM

08/11/2014 6:32 PM

That little Army man in the couch cushions or that Happy Meals toy in the junk drawer could have new life as part of a museum exhibit.

Kansas City’s National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 5235 Oak St., is asking people to donate colorful, palm-sized toys for a two-story sculpture that is being created while the museum is closed for renovations. The sculpture is called a “toytisserie” because it will rotate in front of visitors.

Go to Pinterest to see a simulation.

Toys can be dropped off through Sept. 30 at the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.; the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St. in Overland Park; the University Missouri-Kansas City Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.;the UMKC School of Medicine, 2411 Holmes St.; and the Southtown Council, 6814 Troost Ave.

To reach Matt Campbell, call 816-234-4902 or send email to mcampbell@kcstar.com.

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