Welcome to Faux Fossil Building. I chose the Tyrannosaurus Rex because of my own Childhood Dreams of Owning a fossil of my very own. I will show you how to build a T-REX using recycled paper, recycled cardboard and a home made mold.

Step 1: Things you will need

What you will need.
1. Hot Foam Cutter $20.00 USD(optional) of a Steak knife (free).
2. Foam Insulation $2.50 USD
3. Paper (recycled)
4. Cardboard (recycled)
5. Plaster $13.00 USD
6. Blender
7. Oven
8. Coffee
9. White Glue $2.00
10. paint brush
Wondering of using this method for a school project. Wondering how much the final product roughly weighs. Thanks
It is really lite. Maybe 5lbs.
Thank you Porcupine mamma I had alot of fun making this project. I will be posting some more in the future.
I like it! I like it! :0)
This is so creative! I am going to try it with my kids this summer.
Very creative and cool John. My grandson will love this.
Great project one of the best!
Thanks Shane I am glad that you like my project.
Step 1:Litter. Step 2:Wait 10 million years.
My T-rex only takes a couple of hours instead of Millions of Years.
Yeah, but my plan takes less work. :)
I am going to give this to my daughters school they will love it!
It does make a good project for kids the material is recycled and non toxic.
this gets my blood boiling!
Pretty cool! Looks like you could make just about anything you want with this method!
Yes you could make any model that you wanted and make anything out of Paper.
That's pretty cool. I always wanted to make a table or something with some 'faux fossils' in it. I'll remember this, and see if I can make it work. : )
To make a Table Top I would use Cement instead of the Cardboard method. Cover your original with Silicone Caulk first and after that has dried then pour your plaster over the Caulk Shell. Your Plaster will form a mother mold and then you can pour your cement into the Silicone. Instead of using coffee to color your T-rex use acid in varying strengths. This method will make a better table top. The T-Rex I made from Paper is a better wall hanging because it is light and easy to hang.
This is really cool. I love this. Five stars. Favorited.
Thank you. This is my first Instructable I love to make things and this web site has really helped me out with alot of my projects.
Oh yes. Sorry, forgot to do this. WELCOME TO INSTRUCTABLES!1!!!!!1!!11!1!11!!1!1!!1!!! /dramatic welcoming. In all seriousness, I hope you show more of your amazing projects on here.
Thank you for welcoming me. This is the best web site and community that I have ever come across. I will post more projects. I have a Ton of em that I have made throughout the years.
Yay! Subbing.
That looks really cool! We get a lot of foam like that at work as packaging material, I've wondered if there is a good use for it.
Foam is great and easy to work with.

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Bio: I own Barney's Carpet Cleaning in Boise, Idaho 83705 our number is 208-343-5577
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