THE ROAR OF A DINOSAUR!
Why is it that kids like anything monstery, especially with teeth! In this category fall the DINOSAURS.
Anything scarey, loud and with teeth, where kids are compelled to snap away at you with a dinosaur-ish like ROARRRRRR!
In the kids world Dinosaurs come in all guises, whether it’s Lego, plastic rubbery type toys, remote control with the loud roar or fun remote games.
When kids go out to play and they can choose what to pull out from the drawers and place into the messy trays, out come the dinosaurs.
The ones I am referring to are those common plastic type, so versatile and hard working. Cover them in shaving foam, or hide them in glittery sand, or covered in hay and pepples, some twigs and you are set to go!
In this post I am looking at something a bit more simpler than some sophisticated toys, I am looking at a throw-out, something we could recycle and turn into a dinosaur.
Having looked in my recycle bag, I raked through to find something that will make something close to a dinosaurs head and I found some plastic bottles.
I wanted a fairly large one that would make the head and jaw of the dinosaur and you guessed it a plastic milk bottle. That’s what we are going to use to make a ‘milk bottle dinosaur!’
But first before we begin our crafting let’s remind ourselves of the dinosaur era and how grand these species were and to remind ourselves what they looked like.
Dinosaurs come in all shapes and sizes, quite small like the size of a cat or as big as a school around 5 stories high and some could be approximately 100 feet in length from head right down to the end of their tails.
In this craft activity, we won’t be making anything that big, but it’s good to refer to information or images that you can take from what you need to help with your creation.
THE CREATION OF THE DINOSAUR HEAD!
When I first started to build the dinosauar head, I liked the idea of having spikes on its head that ran down its back.
So I started to look for a dinosaur that was a challenge to make, I liked the idea of spikes and searched long and wide and came across one dinosaur that is known as a Tarbosaurus feeder a relative to the Tyrannosaurus or better known as T-rex.
The Tarbosaurus I found had been modified somewhat for the Jurassic world movie, giving it a more fierce look which coincidently mirrors the dinosaur head I created.
Even though it’s a model or toy for kids it’s exactly like the milk bottle dinosaur head I made.
Let’s take a look especially at the head.
The Tarbosaurus name means ‘terrifying lizards’ and is regarded as the Asian version of the Tyrannosaurus Rex better known as T-Rex.
It’s similar to the T-Rex, with big jaw, smaller limbs, long tail and quite ferocious. Here’s more information about the Tarabosauarus at :-
(This toy is availble at:- Amazon, Mattel, ebay.)
ARE WE READY TO BEGIN?
1 empty 2 litre milk bottle
1 empty dozen egg box
Green tissue paper
Hot glue gun/wax
Black felt tip pen
Acrylic colours (your choice)
Pink paper for tongue (optional)
LET’S GET GOING! Here are 12 images showing step by step how to make a Milk bottle dinosaur.
MOUTH. When cutting the bottle to create the mouth, so it opens and shuts, be careful not to cut the back end as this will be the hinge or the part that holds the mouth together.
TOP PART OF HEAD. The handle will be the top of the head and what will support the egg box points
SPIKE ON HEAD. Curving the egg box points is tricky so carefully bend and tape to the handle.
TO SHAPE MOUTH. Draw a couple of lines as shown and snip them about 20mm in and curl them inside each other then glue whilst holding together.
NOSTRILS. Position the 2 nostrils where you would like them to be and glue into place.
MASKING TAPE. Use masking tape to cover the whole head, this will secure all parts and give a good base to paint on, or instead to use tissue paper.
PAINT OR TISSUE PAPER. The choice is yours to either paint the head or glue tissue paper for the finish. To add some texture dot or do curl shapes like lizard skin and apply different shades this will give it depth and texture.
THE EYES. When glueing the eye position it in the hollow under the handle rounded part at the bottom and straight part at top and layer up folded tissue to make a heavy eyelid.
TEETH. Once you have covered the head wtih tissue, allow a white line for the teeth top and bottom of the mouth, then snip the teeth out all the way round.
INSIDE OF MOUTH. Finally if you would like to show the inside of the mouth, paint it in pink and to have a tongue cut out a long oval shape out of pink paper and tape it to the back of the mouth.