DD has put her extensive collection of Happyland figures in with her bath toys. As they were hard bodied plastic I didn't mind but I've just noticed they all have small holes in the bottom and are now full of water, but are too stiff /solid for me to squeeze the water out.
It's only been a week so all may not be lost, we've had the happyland a long time and I was going to pass it on when they grew out of it thinking it was practically indestructible
Are there any ingenious tips that will rescue them from the dreaded black mildew? Or shall I just resign myself to chucking them once they succumb? Thanks clever ones.
I think soaking in a milton/bleach solution would be a good first step, then after that I think I would try to wick the water out by inserting a tiny corner of a thin dry cotton fabric (muslin square or something) into the hole and let the water move down the cloth (keeping the figure upright so the water can drain towards the cloth). Might have to use a knitting needle or something to help get the corner of fabric in the hole, and could take some time to properly dry out.