• Sarah Dann

Dinosaur Pencil Holder


Is it not incredible to think that dinosaurs walked this Earth 165 to 177 million years? We have only been here around 6 million years.


Just the sheer size of some of the dinosaurs like the diplodocus, I truly find myself in awe.


We started Earth week with Volcanoes, but without a doubt, it's time to celebrate the dinosaurs!


So lets reuse those toilet rolls and other recyclable pieces of card, and let your child create a friendly green dinosaur pencil holder.


Here is my new desk companion Dino :)



As you can see, this an easily adaptable activity, but as always, here are a few tips.


* Ensure you glue or tape your toilet roll to a base, to allow it to stand up, and the pencils not to fall through.


* I used a paper straw to form the spikes on the back, but you can simply cut out card to the same shape. Or even add a tail? * For the mouth I cut out a semi-oval and glued a piece of white card underneath and cut out 'teeth'. Then simply trim the sides.



* Arms are just glued on. However, you can use split pins to enable your Dino's arms to move.


* Don't forget feet :)


*Eyes are simply more recycled card cut out and stuck on.


Fun Fact:


The word dinosaur comes from the Greek and means terrible lizard!


Happy Dino Making :)



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