Create DIY Oscars using Ken dolls – it’s easy to make them with spray paint and wood plaques. Perfect for Oscar parties or photo booths. Learn how to make Oscar statues below!
This post is after the Oscars, but it was a last minute project I did for a party – so I knew it would be difficult to share in time. After showing off these DIY Oscars statues at the shindig and seeing how they were such a hit, I knew I had to share the tutorial!
This Oscar craft was inspired by this post from Everyday Celebrating, and it’s so easy that it’s a little ridiculous. I had so much fun with it and even my boyfriend said “these are awesome!” Here’s how I made these Ken doll Oscar statues.
DIY Oscar Statues
Gather These Supplies
- Ken dolls from the thrift store – I got mine online from eBay (as a lot)
- Metallic gold spray paint
- Wood plaques – one for each Ken doll
- Acrylic black paint
- FolkArt Extreme Glitter – Black
- Strong craft glue
Here are my victims/future Oscars. I liked their spiffy clothes but they had to go. I was on a mission.
First step is to spray the Ken dolls with gold spray paint. I love the Flashdance-esque lighting in this photo. We were spraying as the sun went down! Spray paint on one side, let dry, and then flip over and do the over side.
Here are the wood plaques to use for the base. They aren’t round like the regular Oscar statue, but it’s okay. If you can find round, good on you.
Paint your plaques black with acrylic paint and let dry.
All Oscars need bling, and ours did too. I painted the black plaques with three coats of Extreme Glitter in black.
To make your Ken dolls stick on the plaque (they are weight-ier than you think!) you’ll need a pretty strong adhesive. Something more hard core than a regular glue.
Spread the glue on the bottom of Ken’s tootsies on place on the plaque. Hold in place for a few minutes until dry.
Here’s the finished plaque with the foot view . . .
And here are the DIY Oscars! Aren’t they hilarious? They make great decorations for an Oscars party, and are also perfect for using in a photo booth. You just need to prepare your winning speech and have it ready, just in case.