My own triceratops' skull

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One of my daughter was studying dinosaurs and ... I thought to build a skull with her.
And this is the process and the result.

(Sorry by my English... I hope that you understand the steps).
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Step 1: Search the side face

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I search on the web for nice a big side face of Triceratops's skull.
I selected this dinosaur because it is very easy to recognize by the kids... and it looks not as complex as a T-Rex with a lot of teeths :-)

Expand the best view until the desired size.

I downladed other Triceratops views to get more details and complete the skull on last steps.

Step 2: Building the base for the skull

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Copy the side face two times on cardboard and cut them.

Both sides will be the base for our skull.  You have to join them and hold with tape.

Step 3: Complete the base for the skull

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To complete the skull we add another cardboard piece to create the shield add more tape and glue to get the right forn.

Step 4: A few details to look better

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I added pape rings around the eyes and nose to get a better effect.
And I hold all pieces with tape.

Step 5: Adding more volume and strength

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We covered all the "skull" with mix of paper, water and glue. 

Step 6: Painting

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The final step is paint the skull. It is a perfect step to the kids

Step 7: The result

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Just few hours later, we have our Triceratops skull.

I hope that you like it.

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