Dinosaur Bookends!

Upcycle old plastic dinosaurs and pallet wood into the coolest bookends!

Step 1: Supplies

You'll need:

scrap wood

plastic dinosaur toys

hobby knife

hot glue/gun

spray paint

<p>I used off-cuts from my last 'pallet project', and the only spray paint I had lying around, I think it still turned out pretty well. I'm going to make more in some pastel colours for my friends with little ones! I think I just need to make sure I seal the wood next time, so it doesn't absorb the paint as much and looks nice and shiny like the plastic does when it's painted.</p>
<p>I love it! Great job!</p>
<p>I actually thought it was 3D printed. Super simple and cute. I'm gonna try it out soon.</p>
That's a super cool idea! But if you put a book of synonyms in between one, would it become...a thesaurus? *rim shot*
<p>lol. That made me laugh harder than it should. </p>
You win the internet! :)
cool idea
<p>You know, I have a Godzilla model I might try this with.</p>
<p>Nice! I have a friend who absolutely loves Dinosaurs! She's getting one of these for Christmas!</p>
<p>What a simple yet brilliant idea! Very well done!</p>
Cute for little kids bookshelfs!
<p>I'm going to have to make these for my nephews! Thanks for the 'ible!</p>
<p>this is spectacular! </p>
Why thank you! :)
<p>Oh those are so cute! I will have to make this for my grand sons! Ty for sharing!</p>
<p>The cutest!</p>
<p>Thank you Mark! :)</p>
<p>They look great! Really like the blue one a lot :D!</p>
<p>Thank you! I couldn't decide which color I liked the best...so I had to do all 3! I love them as a set! :)</p>
<p>Very cool! It almost looks like the dinosaurs were 3d printed! </p>
<p>Thanks! :)</p>
<p>A great instructable. It's super easy, and the result is fantastic. Thank you.</p>
<p>Thank you! :)</p>
<p>Looks like a great baby gift!</p>
<p>Yes, and could be done with any plastic animal toy! :)</p>
<p>So creative :) Looks Awesome!</p>
<p>Thank you! :)</p>
<p>Super cute!</p>
<p>Thanks! :)</p>
<p>At first glance I thought they were 3D printed! Recycling is so much better and the result is awesome. Voted :)</p>
<p>Oh thank you! Yes, I am all about reusing! Thanks again! :)</p>
<p>Fantastic! I think between this and a couple by Mikeasaurus we have a &quot;Dinosaur Reuse&quot; collection coming along.</p>
<p>Oh yes, I have a bunch of other ideas too! My poor kids are going to have all their toys reused...haha! :)</p>
<p>i sanded the edges of the cut dino toy to make it look a bit neater. great 'ible</p>
<p>Did you make one? I'd love to see a picture! Thanks! :)</p>
<p>I love these! I might have to make some for my little cousins!</p>
<p>Thank you--I am sure they will love them! (Of course my 5 year old wondered why he could no longer play with the dinosaurs...) :)</p>
This is cool I like the colors you used
<p>Thank you! :)</p>
<p>You know, I wouldn't paint them. I'd sand and varnish the wood, but leave the 'saurs in their &quot;natural&quot; colours.</p>
<p>I was tempted to leave them in their natural habitat...but my spray paint addiction won out! :) </p>
<p>Haha, I hear you!</p>
These look awesome! Great way to reuse old toys!
<p>These look awesome! I love how the t-rex's food is steping forward like that!</p>
<p>Yes, T-Rex is my favorite! :) Thanks!</p>
<p>And he's pink which is, of course, an extra awesome bonus :D</p>
I just love the neon color pop of the spray paint! Was it a very long process?
<p>No, aside from the painting before using...it was so fast! I used hot glue and that dries quick...but even with a stronger glue, there's not much labor time involved...and it's a fun way to reuse outgrown toys. :)</p>

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Bio: Hi! My name is Natalie! I have an awesome husband that lets me be a Play-at-home mom of 3! We homeschool and do projects daily ... More »
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