If you’ve ever assembled favor bags for a child’s birthday party or festival, you might be familiar with those little plastic figurines shaped like dinosaurs, tigers and other zoo animals. Many of the smaller ones come in packs of 10 or more for that very purpose — mass dispersal of plastic animal fun. If this all sounds familiar, you may have also thrown away your fair share. Here are some exciting ways to keep that growing army of toy animals at bay — or at least add some childlike whimsy to your design life.
These golden book ends, while still full of charming whimsy, add a regal touch to bookshelves, mantelpieces, or wherever your books find a home.
Add some serious character to these simple boxes with minimal effort and supplies. They can be great for gift-giving, or to keep yourself as some adorable organizers.
Let these little guys hold up your memos, notes or photographs to inject some liveliness into your work space or home.
Colorful in more ways than one, this dinosaur garland will give you a reason to bust out the neon spray paint.
These circus-themed animal necklaces can quirk up your (or your kids’) wardrobe on days where simple just won’t cut it.
Combine colorful canvas blocks and glitter-drenched figurines for some minimalist 3D pop art conversation-starters. Once you start, it might be hard to stop!
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Are you wild about these wild animal toys? Have any ingenious uses for them of your own?