Paperclip Dinosaur

About: I am an imaginative crafter/inventor who always asks the question "is there some other way to do that?" I live in America and my goal is to invent contraptions!

Have you ever wanted to make a miniature prehistoric beast capable of destroying all that annoying paper work? Well sadly, that day has not arrived yet. But, you can still celebrate the possible future by making this one out of paperclips and spare time. Now, ON WITH THE SHOW!

Step 1: Materials

All you need are: -2 large paper clips ( I used small ones ) -( Optional ) pliers

Step 2: Straighten the Paperclips

This is somewhat tricky. What I recommend doing is trying to do it by hand, then use a book or any other flat,heavy, and hard object to straighten out what you couldn't by hand ( it doesn't have to be perfect! ). Or use pliers.

Step 3: Take Shape

Take one paperclip and bend the top to look like a tall L. Now take the other paper clip and make a U only with an acute bend.

Step 4: The S's Stand for 'So Simple'

Now, the most hard to explain part. With the U-shaped paperclip, make the ends like an S-shape ( use picture for reference ) and make sure the ends point the same direction.

Step 5: Make the Connection

Take the L shaped paperclip and wrap part of the long side of it around the top of the U shaped paperclip BUT LEAVE SOME TAIL!!! : After wrapping the long end of the L to the U, turn the head to correspond/match the forward direction : also tighten the wrap arounds by holding the tail the moving the neck down.


You're done

Step 7: Tips and How to Operate

Tip: make the legs even and you could make the feet go sort of outward. Tip: if your Dino falls over a lot, move the upper portion to balance the Dino. HOW TO OPERATE Hold the Dino firmly and move the tail up and down

Step 8: In Conclusion

With this design you can make a prehistoric land in now time flat. Practice making it and it'll get really easy to make. So long, and thanks for all the fish! ( comment where that's from if you know )



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    5 Discussions


    4 years ago

    -_- so impressive (but I kinda see it)

    MEB and OJB

    5 years ago

    I saw that hitchhiker book in the bookstore yesterday!


    5 years ago

    Maybe if you add little arms you could make a t-Rex ! So cool. But frankly I don't have any paper clips.


    5 years ago

    So long and thanks for all the fish as I remember is from the film adaption hitchhikers guide to the galaxy the starting credits the dolphins sing it :-D