Artfully Upcycled Toys

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Give an old doll, stuffed animal, or action figure an artistic makeover! Learn a plaster cloth and paint technique to transform your toy into a colorful work of art. Add air-dry clay embellishments for extra flair.



  1. Cover a toy with damp strips of plaster cloth and let dry.
  2. Extensions, such as wings, horns, and tails can be added using air-dry modeling clay.
  3. Sand the plaster smooth and apply a coat of gesso, if desired.
  4. Paint with acrylic colors.