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Dinosaur land with paper mache technique

paper mache dinosaur land

We have at home a big fan of dinosaurs. Our son is a proper freak. I didn’t know there are so many dinosaur species. I knew maybe three or four main ones but now I know even those which are really hard to pronounce. That little boy could talk about dinosaurs all day and he would be not bored. Sometimes he called himself a raptor. Because it’s his favourite one. He has underwear with dinos, socks, duvet set and I think it could be easier to say what he hasn’t with dino motifs. Probably he needed only a dinosaur land.

All about dinosaurs

Obviously I have so many dinosaurs at home that one day I will be able to open my own Jurassic Park. We had to find them a ‘home’ because it was hard to keep all of them in one place. We could find them in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom. I was a little bit tired because of that. So, as we have some spare time during this lockdown, my husband got an idea to create a proper dinosaur land with mountains, a volcano, and a cave.

Easy way to make it

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I was really curious about how he wants to do that and what material he wants to use. He got my attention when he said that he will use flour, water, cardboard, and some newspapers. When I saw the final result I was amazed. I’m so lucky to have such a creative husband and a father who loves to spend time with his son and makes him happy.

Why We love DIY?

Because it gives us quality family time. We can do something together and be proud of it. And it can help to develop our son’s creativity and curiosity. Using hands and brains can be fun! Also, parents can learn how to be more patient 😛

Ok, after that long beginning and overwhelming speech about DIY we can show you our beautiful dinosaur land. I’m really proud of my boys and I think it looks awesome. Especially painting which my little fella did so carefully.

What we used to make it

  • old cardboard
  • magazines scraps
  • a mixture of flour and water (2 cups of water and 2 cups of flour for semi-thick paper mache if you want a little bit smoother you need more water eh 2 cups of flour plus 3 cups of water. Mix it up until smooth and it’s ready)
  • glue
  • paint

How we did it

First of all my husband used some old cardboard as a base and small cardboard to make a proper shape of mountains, waterfall, volcano, and a cave.

 

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Because it looked quite sturdy and the shape wasn’t the best he used magazine scraps which he deep into a mixture of flour and water and just cover all cardboard land.

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We had to wait a few days to dry it and after that, we could paint it.

paper mache dinosaur land

paper mache dinosaur land

That whole technique with paper and flour is called the paper mache technique. If you are interested in this technique and you want to know more about recipes, tips I found a good resource here.

And here you have our final result and one little happy boy with his dinosaur land.

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I hope you like our DIY ideas the same as we do. So, don’t forget to check our other DIY projects like Hot Wheels garage from toilet rolls. As our son is more interested in it we will share more and more! Let us know do you think about DIY 🙂

 

 

 

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20 Comments

  • Reply Amber Myers

    Oh my gosh, this is the coolest! This looks so fun for kids to make!

    6 May 2020 at 01:34
  • Reply Kez

    What a great idea and a great learning experience for your little one.

    6 May 2020 at 07:34
  • Reply Cristina Petrini

    They made me use this technique in the technical drawing laboratory in middle school and in fact it is incredible what you can build by recycling!

    6 May 2020 at 08:50
  • Reply Travel Momma

    Cool! My son would love to do it in the future. Thanks for sharing! I have a little boy too

    6 May 2020 at 10:24
  • Reply CA

    What a beautiful eco-dinosaur land! You guys are so talented! Your son got that from you, for sure.

    6 May 2020 at 10:56
  • Reply Maryvivian

    How clever. I find children love the simplest of things to play with over the store bought expensive toys sometimes!

    6 May 2020 at 11:58
  • Reply Lovely

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas! It’s fun to spend time with the kids!

    xoxo
    Lovely

    http://mynameislovely.com

    6 May 2020 at 13:10
  • Reply Adrienne

    Wow, you are such an awesome mom. This is amazing and any kid would love partaking in this activity.
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    6 May 2020 at 15:40
  • Reply World in Eyes

    Wow wonderful and creative ork, this eco dinosaur land looks so beautiful.

    6 May 2020 at 15:44
  • Reply Marie Phillips

    This is such an awesome project! I did something similar years ago for Narnia but it wasn’t nearly as involved as this.
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    6 May 2020 at 16:25
  • Reply Jessica Collazo

    I love doing DIYs and this one is something unique. I like it because it provides practically a toy and your kid must be so fascinated and so excited about it.
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    6 May 2020 at 16:46
  • Reply Agnes

    DIY activities are fun to do. I love doing some of these activities with my 11 year old daughter. It helps me in jogging my memory. Thank you for sharing!

    6 May 2020 at 19:12
  • Reply Tonya Tolliver

    Wow! this very creative and fun! I don’t think I would have the patience for it. But my grand kids would love it! Good job…little guy and big guy!
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    6 May 2020 at 19:16
  • Reply Di

    So creative! I love this! I admit that I have been watching the fairy gardens made out of paper mâché on youtube. So much creativity in this medium!
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    6 May 2020 at 21:39
  • Reply chad

    I super super love the idea!!! I can’t wait to make this craft with my kids, that is gonna be super fun. Thanks for the idea.

    6 May 2020 at 22:58
  • Reply Agnes

    That is a fun project! I love doing mache when my kids were small especially their project for school.

    7 May 2020 at 11:39
  • Reply Sophia

    I used to love when we did this in art class. It was so much fun!

    7 May 2020 at 21:39
  • Reply littlemisadvencha

    what a great way to have fun with kids. for sure, the kids will forever treasure this moment. 🙂 nice way to engage them…

    8 May 2020 at 03:07
  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    This is such a creative project! I want to do this with my daughter, she’ll love it.
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    8 May 2020 at 21:41
  • Reply Hannah Marie

    Wow. Great work! So creative and the details are amazing.

    12 May 2020 at 15:22
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