I too have been sucked in to the allure of the mysterious painted plastic animal toy phenomenon. All the images & projects circling around the blog world & Pinterest have suckered me into the peer pressure to create my own gilded animal project. (I have to admit, these suckers are pretty darn cute.)
This was a very simple project & would be fun to include the kiddos on. Since Chloe is still a little young for serious arts & crafts, she aided by selecting the toy at Michaels. She choose a giant giraffe she has named "the Chloe Giraffe"... Obviously. I also let her pick out the color for the base. Pink... Obviously.
We spray painted an inexpensive wood box from Michaels pink & then used Gold Rub'n'Buff for "the Chloe Giraffe" & the top of the box. A little super glue on her newly gilded feet & she was stuck. Now the littles has a fancy place to store all of her treasures.
I figure for less than $12, we can jump on board for this trend. Have you jumped on any crazy trends lately?