My son is obsessed with Dinosaurs! Especially the T Rex! Today, I want to teach you how to make s dinosaur head from a cardboard box!
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
White and Black Paint
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!
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