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Dinosaur corn cob holder

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Corn is great. I think it might be my favourite vegetable, next to onions. So, when Jayefuu showed me these corn cob holders designed by Lana Filippone, I knew I had to have them. But, since they are not yet available to purchase I decided to make my own. You can buy them now!

Aside from being partial to dinosaurs, I thought it would be fun to include herbivores, too. Having a history of playing with my food, these clever corn cob contraptions are a fine addition to my kitchen arsenal.

It's not clear if the original design allowed the dinosaur to be reconnected when not holding corn. I thought it was an obvious trick, and designed it into my cob holders.

Ready to make your own dinosaur corn cob holders?
 
 
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Step 1: Tools + materials

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Making your own is easy, here's what I used:

tools:
  • sharp hobby knife
  • rotary tool with cutting wheel
  • drill and bits
  • clamps
  • hot glue
materials:
  • plastic corn cob holders (mine were $1 for 6)
  • hollow plastic dinosaurs/animals ($1 each)
  • casting resin (I use EasyCast)
  • disposable cups
  • wood stir sticks
  • plastic caps (any cap will work)
  • masking tape

My local Dollar Store had a bin full of different animals. I recommend picking up a few, as the cavity inside is sometimes a weird shape and might not accept the corn cob holder without heavy modification. Look for animals with wide torsos, allowing plenty of room inside. The cob holder will also need a deep cavity to house the tines, so err on the side of caution and choose larger animals.
Shadri8 months ago
These are amazing!! *runs off to find Mom's slightly-broken corn holders*
I had the idea of using 2-part epoxy for this, but its smelly for a loooong time so that probably wouldn't be good to use on food items. So that made me curious - does the resin have any smell to worry about?
mikeasaurus (author)  Shadri8 months ago
The odor from the resin is about the same as epoxy. I find that the smell from either is gone after a few days.
Oh, really? Ok, good to know. Thanks! :)
propbuilder9 months ago
Dinosaur corn cobs
These are awesome!! can't wait to make them for my son!!
minecraftrules10 months ago
thats really cool where do you get that from
hanniabej10 months ago
I wonder if they're dishwasher safe? Also-- AWESOME. That is all. ^_^
Jayefuu10 months ago
You're on Neatorama today Mike.
dollarcraft10 months ago
I saw these on Pinterest, and I was like, DUDE, I bet I know who designed these. Clicked over to instructables and sure enough, it was mikeasaurus!
cryder11 months ago
Thank you for sharing such a nifty idea! After reading this I ran off to make a set for my sister - I apologise about the photo quality, my chickens kept trying to kill these guys XD
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mikeasaurus (author)  cryder11 months ago
Nice job! The picture with the chicken and the dinosaur is particularly appropriate.
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phunkeyrobot11 months ago
Very nice. Did you happen to see this?
http://imm-living.com/Pre-order%20Lana%20-%20update.jpg
Oops! I see you credit her. My bad.
Didn't know if she borrowed your idea.
psbrady111 months ago
Wow this is so cute for kids. Grownups too! I love it! Thanks for sharing!! Awesome!!! :)
edith043011 months ago
It's cool!!!!
bajablue11 months ago
FUN! ;-D
angelabchua11 months ago
I need to find Dachshund toys like this to make weenie dog corn on the cob holders!
fatchumba66711 months ago
More like a tricera-cob! :P Love this idea!
Pattymouth11 months ago
Oh my gosh. This is awesome! Thanks!
ndeclares war11 months ago
Just wonderful!

I will no longer be in need to do this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_I3U8r7xwE
NZarcher11 months ago
The grand kids will love this. Great idea Thanks
katbird11 months ago
clever!
lsmith25411 months ago
HAHA! Post-consumption photo angle hilarious!
www13911 months ago
Funny!
StoryAddict11 months ago
Ohmigosh, the expression on the triceratops with nothing but the husk left KILLS me.
Bobey11 months ago
That is discustingly awesome
Goodhart11 months ago
I am going to HAVE to make a version of these for my young Aspie student...she just LOVES dinosaurs, and if I get a spare horse the right size, I will make a set for my wife too :-) She'll be tickled pink.
JonnyBGood11 months ago
Dinosaur extinction theory 109, makes great corncob holders.
omnibot JonnyBGood11 months ago
C'mon. That's just silly. Everyone knows the dinosaurs all died from passive smoking!
JonnyBGood omnibot11 months ago
=D And why not early attempts at space travel?
The Rambler11 months ago
Oh gosh, my two year old consumes corn on the cob like there's no tomorrow. He would love these things.

Also, given the amount of plastic animals out there you could come up with all kinds of awesome names. A Dacshund cound be "Corn dogs", a gorilla "Corn on the Kong", if you could find a snake to work you could have a "King Cornbra", etc.
doodlecraft11 months ago
Adorable! My kids would LOVE these! I'm off to raid the toy box! :)
le FabShop11 months ago
Mike, you are a Genius! If you ever leave Instructables, I'm sure that FRED's would give you a job : http://fredandfriends.com/
Yesterday I had corn and now I am seeing this....:) I want more corn and more than corn this cob holder :D. Very very cool. Thanks for sharing.
depotdevoid11 months ago
Everyone in my house thinks this is awesome!
M.C. Langer11 months ago
Awesome and funny! I want!
shazni11 months ago
Lovely! I want one too :-)
HollyMann shazni11 months ago
And I voted!
HollyMann11 months ago
Genius Mike!!! I LOVE these!!!!
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