Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Animal busts
Wild Kingdom
My youngest daughter likes to troll the Internet for DIY projects. (I have no idea who she gets this interest from?!) She came across this amusing project via YouTube (here) and made it one recent weekend afternoon.  Many of you with kids probably have plastic animals lying around. Unfortunately, since she is entering high school in the fall, we had already purged our house of such toys so we went to A.C. Moore in search of these critters. We were shocked at the prices−$10 and up for one animal! Then we headed to Saver's where we were able to purchase a gallon-size bag of a variety of animals, action figures and McDonald's Happy Meal toys for $3.99. I already had the primer and the gold spray paint, so it was just a matter of figuring out how to cut the animals in half.
Plastic Toy Animals
Plastic Toy Animals
Casing Saw & Vise
Coping Saw & Vise
My husband helped my daughter secure the animals in the vise and cut them with a coping saw.  She used a thin coat of spray primer on the toys, let them dry for 20 minutes, then followed up with gold metallic spray paint. We had the inexpensive white frame from one of her previous projects. She used  E6000 adhesive to attach the busts. She's decided to do the behinds as well as the busts...now where to hang these silly things?
Spray Primer & Spray Paint
Spray Primer & Spray Paint
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Wild Kingdom
Which one of these is not like the other?
   

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