You can turn your old Littlest Pet Shop toys into creepy, scary ghosts with just a bit of paint and acetone. This is a great craft for bored children and teens alike.

What you will need:

Remove the Paint to Prepare the LPS Custom

Start by pouring about half an inch of acetone into a small glass bowl. If you would like to remove all of the paint, dip the LPS in the acetone and wipe it off with a Q-tip. For just the facial features, dip the Q-tip into the acetone and gently rub away the eyes, being careful not to smudge the paint. Go in circular motions on the eyes to prevent this from happening, as there is no way to remove it if you smudge it on.

 Base Coat the LPS

Next coat the entire body in a coat of white acrylic paint. Two coats of white paint is needed to ensure that any left over base colors are covered. Use a fine tip brush to go around any details you wish to leave their original colors. Allow to fully dry for about an hour before moving on.

Mix and Prepare your Paint

Because this particular LPS had a dark pink bow, I mixed some red and white paint to make a very light pastel pink for a more ghostly appearance. You may do this with any accessories on the LPS that you wish to keep the same color but also have a creepy touch. Put a little black paint and white paint on a paper plate as a palette.

Paint the LPS Customs

Using the white paint first, cover any fur or fluff on your LPS customs with one more coat. Wash your brush thoroughly and paint the face, ears, and paws, hooves, or fins black if they are not covered in fur. If your character has furry feet, paint the bottom of the foot black on the paw print. When painting the face, be cautious to avoid painting the eyes, however paint as close to them as you dare with a fine tip brush. Add one more coat of paint to the eyes to make them look creepy and hollow. Paint the inside of the ear white as well, instead of pink.

Finish Your LPS Ghost

After your LPS customs character has dried, you may put a clear coat of nail polish on it or leave it as is for a matte look.

How to make peas in a pod

These little peas are the perfect kawaii accessory for any charm bracelet. This is a very simple and easy to follow tutorial for three little pea pod friends.

What you will need:

Step One: Making the Peas

For the three peas in a pod, soften the light green clay in your hands and roll out three identical balls. If you do not have access to green clays, make the three peas out of normal white sculpey and bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Paint them light green and set aside.

Step Two: a Pod for the Three Peas

If you have dark green Sculpey, roll it out and shape it around the peas carefully, squishing the ends around them and gently encasing them in the green, making sure they are still exposed. Poke a hole in the top of the pea pod with a skewer for the chain or tie to go through to make it a charm. If only white Sculpey is available, roll it out and do mostly the same thing but take the peas out and bake the shell for about 10 minutes at 275. Paint the shell dark green and glue your peas in with krazy glue once fully dried.

Bake and Finish your Peas

Bake the three peas in a pod for about thirty minutes and take it out. Allow your pea pod to cool for about an hour and then you should be good to paint it. If you intend to glaze your peas, use black acrylic paint instead of a sharpie. Draw little cute faces or other designs on your peas. Decorate the pod however you would like. You could also make one of the peas with a bit of wire so it hangs out of the pod. One of my peas has the illuminati triangle on it. Feel free to get creative with the face and designs on your peas.

Clear Coat or Glaze

Nail polished may be used to preserve your three peas in a pod if you used acrylic paint for the details. However, if you used a permanent marker, do not seal it. The ink will run and ruin the peas. You may also use sculpey polymer glaze like this stuff you can buy here, however I have not personally worked with it and cannot guarantee that it is good or not. Try at your own risk.