Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Dino Papier mache Volcano

Last year the local super market was giving away little wooden dino kits if you spent 20chf.  The boys loved these and enjoyed swapping them to get the full collection.
We decided the dino's needed a home.  Now where would dino's live?  On a volcano we decided.
From a cardboard box we cut out a base.  The volcano it's self was a plastic drink bottle.  I then put balls of newspaper and bits of packing polystyrene around it to give us a shape.

Then out came the papier mache.  We cut up old newspapers and made up some wall paper paste to stick them down with.  To make it a little less messy we used paintbrushes to spread the glue rather than dipping the paper in it.
To make it easier to paint we then put a layer of white packing tissue paper that we had laying around.  But you could use any white paper.
To make it more realistic we got the paints out.  Matthew decided it needed some trees so we stuck some pinecones into bottle tops using the glue gun and painted them green as well.

We then found some red tissue paper for the lava and some green straw left over from Easter.  The Dino's loved their new home.
And all it cost was a box of wall paper paste as we had everything else round the house already.


  1. Amazing work! I love the pine cones for trees! I bet this was so fun for your boys! Thank you for linking up to the Thoughtful Spot!

  2. My son would love this!

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  3. My 11 yr. old wants to make this! I think my 3 yr. old would be super excited about it! Thanks for sharing. I'm featuring your post on The Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop!.

  4. I LOVE this idea, would be perfect for my little guy who is totally obsessed with dinos right now :) Thanks for sharing at the MaMade Blog Hop!

  5. It looks brilliant! Great idea, fun to do and then fun to play with! #ParentingPinItParty


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