spray paint your toy animals and stick in on a painted canvas. such a simple and cute idea! The kids could help make this art for the playroom.and we could use little happy meal toys (since I usually throw when away anyways!
(Button) Elephant in the Room-Tutorial; use a stencil first then glue the buttons on with a hot glue gun (they will stay on better). If you like the extra challenge you can sew them on but layering the buttons.