Littlest Pet Shop Plastic Surgery : How to Customize LPS Bodies (and Heads)
Plastic Surgery for Littlest Pet Shop Toys
My Littlest Pet Shop plastic surgery career began when my daughter's favorite LPS was a blue dog with so much hair that you could only see one eye. My daughter was obsessed with the fact that she couldn't see the dogs second eye. She wanted me to paint an eyeball on the LPS, but I knew that wouldn't work very well because the hair had textured lines that would look weird underneath an eyeball (not to mention making it hard to paint). I was sure there had to be a way to either switch out LPS heads or melt the plastic to change the surface into something I could paint an eyeball onto or maybe even sculpt over the hair that was causing me problems.
I started searching the web for how tos, advice and more but had a hard time finding all the LPS information I was looking for. So I decided to collect all the best information I found and make a Squidoo lens about it to help other moms like me that were searching for ways to customize their Littlest Pet Shop pets.
How to Swap Littlest Pet Shop Bodies and Heads - Watch this video to see a LPS transplant in action!
If you are VERY CAREFUL you can remove a LPS head by using a blow dryer, and reattach the head to another body with pliers and a crochet needle. How you ask? Heat the neck up with the blow dryer, pop the head out and then stretch out the neck hole with your pliers, reheat the neck and push the plastic piece in with the crochet needle back in the body.
This video does a pretty good job showing you what to do (but as another viewer mentions in the comments section of this page - there is a little language that may not be appropriate so use viewing discretion).
Here Are Some LPS Customization Tools you Can Buy
What is a Dremel?
A Dremel is a hand held power tool with a variety of rotating accessory bits and attachments that can be used for cutting, carving, sanding, drilling and polishing.
You can use a dremel on Littlest Pet Shop figures to:
Create a hole to attach something like a jewel.
Enlarge the LPS's neck hole when doing head swaps.
Remove unwanted accessories.
Smooth a surface (like my one eyed dog's extra hair).
LPS Putty / Sculpting Clay - Purchase Putty that Adheres to Plastic
Apoxie Sculpt is a 2-part product has a putty-like, smooth consistency. It adheres to plastic (making it perfect for Littlest Pet Shop customization and modification). It is also easy and safe to mix & use. It doesn't shrink or crack and has a semi-gloss finish. You can purchase Apoxie Sculpt from Aves online and they also have a full range of colors (if you don't want to paint) or you can order white, and gray from Amazon.com (links and pictures below).
How to make wings for my Littlest Pet Shop Pet
This site has the best selection of custom wing making tutorials that I've found online. The tutorials are for My Little Pony customs, but they apply to Littlest Pet Shop figures too.