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Dinosaur Bookends!

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

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
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You'll need:

scrap wood

plastic dinosaur toys

hobby knife

hot glue/gun

spray paint

 
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meddler8 months ago

You know, I have a Godzilla model I might try this with.

American Ruin11 months ago

Nice! I have a friend who absolutely loves Dinosaurs! She's getting one of these for Christmas!

poofrabbit1 year ago

What a simple yet brilliant idea! Very well done!

Cute for little kids bookshelfs!
mdamaso1 year ago

I'm going to have to make these for my nephews! Thanks for the 'ible!

SoHa SMART1 year ago

this is spectacular!

doodlecraft (author)  SoHa SMART1 year ago
Why thank you! :)
ladykalous1 year ago

Oh those are so cute! I will have to make this for my grand sons! Ty for sharing!

The cutest!

doodlecraft (author)  Mark Montano1 year ago

Thank you Mark! :)

vishalapr1 year ago

They look great! Really like the blue one a lot :D!

doodlecraft (author)  vishalapr1 year ago

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! :)

bergerab1 year ago

Very cool! It almost looks like the dinosaurs were 3d printed!

doodlecraft (author)  bergerab1 year ago

Thanks! :)

ThijssjihT1 year ago

A great instructable. It's super easy, and the result is fantastic. Thank you.

doodlecraft (author)  ThijssjihT1 year ago

Thank you! :)

Looks like a great baby gift!

doodlecraft (author)  johnstat0001 year ago

Yes, and could be done with any plastic animal toy! :)

So creative :) Looks Awesome!

doodlecraft (author)  Passion Make1 year ago

Thank you! :)

Super cute!

doodlecraft (author)  craftclarity1 year ago

Thanks! :)

action pig1 year ago

At first glance I thought they were 3D printed! Recycling is so much better and the result is awesome. Voted :)

doodlecraft (author)  action pig1 year ago

Oh thank you! Yes, I am all about reusing! Thanks again! :)

Jayefuu1 year ago

Fantastic! I think between this and a couple by Mikeasaurus we have a "Dinosaur Reuse" collection coming along.

doodlecraft (author)  Jayefuu1 year ago

Oh yes, I have a bunch of other ideas too! My poor kids are going to have all their toys reused...haha! :)

achávez171 year ago

i sanded the edges of the cut dino toy to make it look a bit neater. great 'ible

doodlecraft (author)  achávez171 year ago

Did you make one? I'd love to see a picture! Thanks! :)

I love these! I might have to make some for my little cousins!

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...) :)

This is cool I like the colors you used
doodlecraft (author)  pie201020111 year ago

Thank you! :)

Kiteman1 year ago

You know, I wouldn't paint them. I'd sand and varnish the wood, but leave the 'saurs in their "natural" colours.

doodlecraft (author)  Kiteman1 year ago

I was tempted to leave them in their natural habitat...but my spray paint addiction won out! :)

Haha, I hear you!

nodcah1 year ago
These look awesome! Great way to reuse old toys!

These look awesome! I love how the t-rex's food is steping forward like that!

doodlecraft (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago

Yes, T-Rex is my favorite! :) Thanks!

And he's pink which is, of course, an extra awesome bonus :D

EmiClarice1 year ago
I just love the neon color pop of the spray paint! Was it a very long process?
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