I've been making a lot of non-food minis lately, and it's because I ran out of foods to make. I am always asking the hubs for ideas and I think it drives him crazy! Anywho, I wanted to make Maru a toy, so I made her a Jeff Koons inspired (he was probably inspired by the actual balloon) poodle balloon.
The ones behind the poodles are giraffes. Making them was trickier than I expected, but I somehow managed to find the perfect amount of liquid clay so the neck/head doesn't plop. *These are made from polymer clay.