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It’s a Zoo: 9 Awesome Plastic Animal Crafts

Let’s talk awesome, shall we? Specifically, cheap, whimsical and easy crafts using a dollar store mainstay – plastic animal toys! That kind of awesome. It seems like everyday there are more and more crafts utilizing plastic animals popping up all over the place. The best part is, you don’t usually need much more than a handful of toys, some paint and a drill to get started. So get ready to get your craft on! Here are 9 awesome plastic animal crafts…magnets, party candles and bookends – oh my!

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  • Party Animal Candles 1 of 9
    Party Animal Candles
    Using simple paint, plastic animals, a drill and birthday candle holders, these party animal candles instantly jazz up any birthday celebration! Choose the color of your choice to personalize.
    Get the details at The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Dino Planters 2 of 9
    Dino Planters
    These dinos get a big dose of glam all dressed up in white and gold paint and fitted with modern succulents.
    Get the details from Kitten Bear.
  • Zootastic Bookends 3 of 9
    Zootastic Bookends
    Have more books lying around than you know what to do with? These cool zoo-inspired bookends are the perfect solution!
    Get the details from Mad in Crafts.
  • Animal Jar Toppers 4 of 9
    Animal Jar Toppers
    A perfect storage solution for organizing crayons and craft supplies, these jars are as simple as spray painting the lids to recycled jars and adhering an animal on top with a bit of glue.
    Get the details from House to Home.
  • Piggy Placecards 5 of 9
    Piggy Placecards
    How fun is this? Little painted animals are the perfect place cards - they'd be incredibly fun at an animal-themed birthday party! Just spray paint the animals of your choice and place at each seat.
    Photo by Erik Ekroth Photography via Hatch Creative Studio.
  • Kitty Ring Holders 6 of 9
    Kitty Ring Holders
    These long-tailed kitties make the perfect ring holders! Painted in neon with a splash of gold they're also perfectly on trend for summer!
    Get the details from Small Good Things.
  • Dinosaur Planters 7 of 9
    Dinosaur Planters
    Ok, I couldn't resist more dino planters. They're just too cool! I love the bronze color of this one.
    Get the details from The Thrillz of Hillz.
  • Animal Hooks 8 of 9
    Animal Hooks
    These proud little animals were transformed into stately wall hooks, but they'd also double as magnets by gluing a magnet to the back!
    Get the details from Little Gray Fox.
  • Bunny Placecard Holders 9 of 9
    Bunny Placecard Holders
    These bunnies make adorable placecard holders perfect for a dinner party! Of course you can always swap out gold bunnies for the color and animal of your choice!
    Get the details from The Sweetest Occasion.

Photo by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion.

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