DIY Dollar Store $3 Plastic Animal Bookends. How many plastic animal crafts have I posted? So many I made a collage (with links) out of all the projects here! This is a great idea because the front end and back end of the animals are attached to acrylic photo frames. Also at the site, more stately spray painted plastic animal bookends (do stately and plastic even belong in the same sentance?). Tutorial at Mad in Crafts here.