Introduction: Dinosaur Coat Rack

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Hi there!

Today i'll be showing you how I made my Dinosaur Coat rack!

Let's get to it!

Step 1: What You'll Need!

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- A plastic toy Dinosaur ( I used 4 different ones )

- A long Screw

- Plaster

NOTE: Make sure the Dinosaur you're using is empty or stuffed with soft filament.

Step 2: Chopping the Tail Off!

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All cruelty asside, if we want to hang them from the tail, we need to lose the tail!

I used a sharp razor blade since my dinosaur is made from some kind of rubber. If your dinosaur is made from hard plastic, use a small hack saw to chop of it's tail.

My dinosaur was filled with some soft spunge-like materiaal which was easily pulled out.

Make sure you keep the cut of area as straight as possible. This will but up against your wall. Take care not to chop the tail too short so his back legs don't extends beyond the cutoff tail.

Step 3: Preparing the Plaster!

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Time to mix up some plaster, I like my plaster to be quite runny, this ensures it fills all the cavities inside your dinosaur. When you've mixed up a batch, dump it into a freezer bag.

Cutting a small end of the freezer bag will provide us with a handy pouring spout to prevent we make a mess!

Step 4: Filling the Dinosaur.

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Stand your dinosaur upright in a glass so that the cutoff is flat.

Use the freezer bag with a small corner cut of to fill the dinosaur about halfway. Tap vigorously so all the air pockets can escape. Fill up some more and repeat the tapping until you have a 10mm ridge at the top.

Step 5: Dipping in the Screw!

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Time to had the screw.

Dip the screw with the head first into the wet plaster. Wiggle it around an make sure it is firmly in there, protruding the tip of the screw about 25mm (1inch) above the cutoff.

Don't worry if your screw gets messy like mine did, this will break of easily.

Step 6: Done!

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After the plaster has set you can simple break of any excess plaster and use a wet rag to wipe everything clean.

You now have the possibility to paint them (Like I did) or leave them as is.

I simply drilled a hole in a drywall-wall (is this even correct) which has been backed by a piece of plywood. And screwed them in by hand.

Step 7: In Use!

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Congratulations!

You just made yourself an epic Coat Rack!

Thank you for reading and please let me know if you have any questions!

Comments

NeenaL (author)2016-02-08

This is awesome, thanks, my Christmas decorations were filled with dinosaurs and I really miss them. Black was the perfect choice. What about giving the t-rex a tiny bow tie? Might make it pop even more :)

shambuda2000 (author)2016-01-26

Very creative!

Leners (author)shambuda20002016-02-06

Thank you!

bizzycrafter (author)2016-02-01

Very cute!!

Thought it might be a coat rack for a dinosaur to use, because I'm tired of his jacket on the floor. But never mind, this is adorable.

Is the plaster strong enough? Doesn't the screw wiggle around when coats are hung and removed and crack the plaster inside the dino? Might try with epoxy...

Thanks for the idea!

Leners (author)bizzycrafter2016-02-06

thank you! i've been using mine for the better part of 6 months Now and have nog encountered any problems appart from some paint being worn off! epoxy would be possible top, although it doesn't always cure in thick sections.. depended on the epoxy ofcourse.

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