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My son is obsessed with Dinosaurs! Especially the T Rex!
Before I got married and had kids I used to make a lot of things for my younger cousin out of cardboard boxes. So I thought to myself why not try to make something dinosaur-related for my son?
I knew he would be so excited if he could “transform” into a dinosaur so I decided to try to make a dino head that he could wear.
Thankfully it worked out! It took some time but it was easy and fun to make. Here is the step by step of what I did:
What You’ll Need
Start out with a box
I started out with a diaper box I had laying around the house. This is the one I used:
1. Open Up the Box and Lay it Flat
Once I laid the box out flat I chose a larger section to start making the jaw.
2. Make the Jaw
I folded the carboard in half and drew a bottom jaw shape for the T Rex
When I cut out the shapes, I was left with this. As you can see I started to cut out teeth.
I cut the front corners a bit to make the jaw more round
Next, I cut out a piece of cardboard that would connect the two jaw pieces together. I cut out the dino’s front teeth and then glued all the pieces together with a glue gun.
3. Make the Top Half
After this, I used what was left from the cardboard that I used to make the jaw to cut out the top part of the T Rex’s head.
I cut it in half and drew an outline of what I wanted
Next, I measured a longer piece of cardboard and made it the same width as the bottom jaw. I used this piece to connect the top part of the head.
I then cut out a smaller piece to cover the open space that remained which would be the front of the T Rex’s face. Make sure to add teeth!
4. Add a Head Rest
Once the glue was dry, I glued a long piece of cardboard between the two “top of head” pieces to create a headrest so that the helmet wouldn’t slip off.
5. Assemble the Head
When I had both the jaw and top of the head made, it was time to put them together. I connected the top piece onto the jaw at an angle so that whoever wears the helmet could see through the opening. It also makes the T Rex look like it’s roaring!
Once all the parts were dry, all that was left was to add eyes and some paint an voila! A Dino helmet!
My son was super excited and happy about his helmet!
It took some time to make but it was definitely worth it! If you end up making this for your child make sure to tag me on Instagram! @kheylapehlke I would love to see!
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