Monday, November 22, 2010

Clothespin Dinosaurs

Roar! I'm a scary dinosaur!
You will need:
  • Foam board
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Glitter, sequins, etc
  • Googly eyes
  • Clothespins (2 per dinosaur)
  • Craft knife or box cutter
How to:
  1. Cut dinosaur shapes out of the foam paper using a craft knife. I say craft knife, because although cutting foam paper is pretty easy, a box cutter just doesn't make a nice edge. I was too cheap to buy a craft knife, but if you have one use it. Keep the design simple and keep it hands and legs free. (The clothespins become the arms and legs.)
  2. Paint dinosaur shapes.
  3. Once dry, decorate dinosaur with glitter, sequins and sparkles.
  4. Add googly eyes.
  5. Set clothespins in place as arms and legs. Leg clothespins should be able to stand dinosaur up.
For Elliott's 3rd birthday (a dinosaur party), I had this craft set up as a "warm-up" activity for anyone who was interested, which was, surprisingly, only one child. (And him being the one who was LEAST into arts and crafts!)  Of course, I had also forgot to hide all of Elliott's toys before the party guests came over, so the boys were all a bit distracted. Elliott finished his after the party was over, but it was not the hit I thought it would be.

Elliott's friend, Jack, who really isn't in to arts and crafts really got into this project!

Elliott's Evaluation:

I don't remember making this. Did I like it? Do we still have it?