Picture of dinosaur corn cob holder
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?

Step 1: Tools + materials

Picture of tools + materials
Making your own is easy, here's what I used:

  • sharp hobby knife
  • rotary tool with cutting wheel
  • drill and bits
  • clamps
  • hot glue
  • 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.
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JavaJ3 months ago
you are hilarious!! Childhood inspired - :)
cheapo3 months ago

Dude, these are hilarious! So funnny that I'm wiping tears away. :¬D


Just as a by the way, your link to Lana Philippone doesn't seem to work.

burnerjack013 months ago

This is so cool! my grandson is a dinosaur aficionado and I'm sure he'll love these.

Thanks for sharing.

This is SO GREAT!

buck2217 made it!4 months ago

Here's my one Mike . made for the Hot Glue contest but have credited you with the inspiration. Took about 20 mins to make and I used stainless ring nails as the corn cob holders I could find were a bit sad and pathetic!

mikeasaurus (author)  buck22174 months ago

This so so good! Thanks for sharing, enjoy the Pro Membership.

Wolf bro 1099 months ago
This is really cute. and cool. this is perfect to do for a Christmas family reunion. thanks mikeasaur!
Shadri2 years 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)  Shadri2 years 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! :)
propbuilder2 years ago
Dinosaur corn cobs
These are awesome!! can't wait to make them for my son!!
thats really cool where do you get that from
hanniabej2 years ago
I wonder if they're dishwasher safe? Also-- AWESOME. That is all. ^_^
Jayefuu2 years ago
You're on Neatorama today Mike.
dollarcraft2 years 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!
cryder2 years 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
mikeasaurus (author)  cryder2 years ago
Nice job! The picture with the chicken and the dinosaur is particularly appropriate.
For sharing, I've awarded you a digital patch and a 3-month Pro Membership.
Very nice. Did you happen to see this?
Oops! I see you credit her. My bad.
Didn't know if she borrowed your idea.
psbrady12 years ago
Wow this is so cute for kids. Grownups too! I love it! Thanks for sharing!! Awesome!!! :)
edith04302 years ago
It's cool!!!!
bajablue2 years ago
FUN! ;-D
angelabchua2 years ago
I need to find Dachshund toys like this to make weenie dog corn on the cob holders!
More like a tricera-cob! :P Love this idea!
Pattymouth2 years ago
Oh my gosh. This is awesome! Thanks!
Just wonderful!

I will no longer be in need to do this:

NZarcher2 years ago
The grand kids will love this. Great idea Thanks
katbird2 years ago
lsmith2542 years ago
HAHA! Post-consumption photo angle hilarious!
www1392 years ago
StoryAddict2 years ago
Ohmigosh, the expression on the triceratops with nothing but the husk left KILLS me.
Bobey2 years ago
That is discustingly awesome
Goodhart2 years 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.
JonnyBGood2 years ago
Dinosaur extinction theory 109, makes great corncob holders.
C'mon. That's just silly. Everyone knows the dinosaurs all died from passive smoking!
=D And why not early attempts at space travel?
The Rambler2 years 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.
doodlecraft2 years ago
Adorable! My kids would LOVE these! I'm off to raid the toy box! :)
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