Usually we do a alternate month toy cleanup & discard the broken toys or give away the old ones that our sons outgrown. This particular one I held onto to use as pots for my plants. They have a rather wide hole on the underside that i taped up leaving just a small gap to let out the water. This was an 8 layered multi colored toy which gave me 8 small multi colored planters of sturdy durable material. They look pretty good don’t they ?