Make Faux Mini Taxidermy from Toy Animals

Today I have a fun little craft project to share with you. It involves plastic toy animals and Plaster of Paris!

How to make faux mini taxidermy from toy animals

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I started this project with some plastic children's toys. I found these on Amazon (link in the supply list) but really you could probably find some at garage sales or thrift shops if you are patient!

Toy animals


toy moose

These toys are actually hollow and since they are plastic they are very easy to cut. You can use a regular hand saw and cut them right around the shoulder area.

faux taxidermy bear

faux plastic taxidermy

Once they are cut you will use some Plaster of Paris to fill the cavities up and make them solid so they can be mounted to the wood plaques.

Plaster of Paris

mixing Plaster of Paris

Fill the animal heads up all the way so that when they dry you have a smooth, solid surface.

Filling with Plaster of Paris

Once they are dry, use the E6000 glue to attach the head to the wooden plaque.

Moose Taxidermy

Paint them the color of your choice. I chose plain white but I think they would be cute in colors too... pink for a girl's room... a bright, bold color, etc.

Mini taxidermy bear

mini taxidermy moose

Next, use some tiny little flowers to decorate them! I used two different kinds of flowers and attached them with my hot glue gun.

vintage millinery flowers

tiny plastic flowers

mini toy taxidermy

mini taxidermy craft

taxidermy from children's toys

mini gallery wall

mini taxidermy moose

I think the bear might be my favorite, it looks like he's smiling to me!

faux taxidermy bear

taxidermy mini gallery wall

mini faux taxidermy

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Make Faux Mini Taxidermy from Toy Animals

I think these would be super cute on a nursery gallery wall or in a playroom, what do you think?


5 comments

  1. Thanks! Yes, I could make a whole jungle!

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  2. Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouseSunday, March 04, 2018

    Oh, wow! This so cute! Thanks for sharing. Feel free to share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. The party will go live at 8:00am CST on Monday! http://www.thededicatedhouse.com Hope to see you at the shindig! Have a lovely week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  3. Thank you so much Kathryn! I will be sure to stop by the party tomorrow! :o)

    Tania

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  4. What a fun idea Tania and I love the way you've added the flowers to soften it all up.

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