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DIY Dinosaur Dress Up

Category: kids

If your little one has an endless love for dinosaurs, let them literally walk in the footsteps of their favourite prehistoric friends. Create a costume so cute and captivating that they’ll be transported back in time.

A cap, tail and shoes can transform your child into the dinosaur of their dreams. And the best part? It’s a whole lot easier than you’d think!

Here’s what you’ll need:

DIY Dinosaur Dress-Up

For the cap:

Blue cap

Fabric glue

Foam sheets (we used orange, yellow, pink, purple and green)

Black fabric marker

Scissors

For the tail:

Foam sheets (we used orange, yellow, pink, purple and green)

Elastic

Fabric glue

Black fabric marker

Scissors

For the feet:

2 X tissue boxes

2 X packs blue tissue paper

1 X piece A4 purple cardboard

Sticky tape

Scissors

Here’s how to do it:

To create the cap:

1. Trace and cut small circles in the orange foam to create eyes and nostrils.

DIY Dinosaur Dress-Up

2. Trace and cut smaller circles in the yellow foam to create pupils and triangles for the teeth.

DIY Dinosaur Dress-Up

3. Cut triangle shapes in the pink foam to create four spikes of varying sizes.

4. To decorate, cut circles in purple and green foam to create a distinctive dinosaur pattern.

5. Attach teeth under the hat rim, nostrils above the rim, eyes at the front of the cap, spikes down the centre and coloured circles all over.

Note: for the spikes and teeth, try joining two pieces of foam and leave the base unglued, creating flaps for extra stability.

To create the tail:

1. Trace the outline of a tail with a fabric marker on the pink foam and cut out the shape.

DIY Dinosaur Dress-Up

2. Trace and cut out smaller sections of the purple and green foam, and glue onto the tail to create spots.

3. Fold a small section of the base of the tail and glue down.

4. Thread the elastic through the hole and tie to secure around the waist.

To create the feet:

1. Wrap each empty tissue box with tissue paper, using sticky tape to secure.

2. Cut 6 triangles out of cardboard and tape to the edge to act as toes.

DIY Dinosaur Dress-Up

With a few simple household items (and a quick trip to the craft store), you can create hours of family fun. Delight your kids with a dinosaur costume and they’ll have just as much fun making it as they will wearing it.

DIY Dinosaur Dress-Up

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