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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 1 Hour
How to Make a DIY Dinosaur Costume
You child can transform into a ferocious dinosaur for a day of play when they make this DIY Dinosaur costume. It's perfect for an afternoon playing pretend, or even as a start to a Halloween costume. Just let your child pick out their favorite colored felt and you're ready to create this no-sew costume.
Trace & cut tail & hat
Trace tail and hat template on green felt. Cut out.
Trace & cut spikes
Trace and cut spikes of colored felt of choice.
Trace & cut eyes
Trace and cut circle for eyes out of still felt.
Lay out a tail piece and apply a line of glue along a long edge. Attach spikes.
Glue tail together
To the same tail piece, apply another line of glue on the edge, over the spikes and the lower long edge. Do not apply glue to short edge at this time. Match your other tail piece on top of your glued piece and push edges to secure.
Repeat the process with the hat, leaving the straighter edge unglued.
Cut enough ribbon to comfortably tie around waist, approximately 2 yds.
Lightly stuff tail.
Fold unglued edge so the previous glued edges line up. Apply glue to an edge and center ribbon on this edge. Apply another line of glue to ribbon and secure final felt edge, closing the tail.
Glue on eyes
Glue stiff felt circles to front of hat. Glue wiggle eyes in circles.