You Will Need ...
  1. 2 styrofoam balls, one larger than the other

  2. 2 pipe cleaners

  3. 4 wine corks

  4. Construction paper

  5. Googly eyes

  6. 1 marker for twisting the pipe cleaners

  7. Hot glue or tacky glue

  8. Scissors

  9. Anything else for decorating: feathers, pom-poms, etc.

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Step 1: 

The first thing to do is mold your pipe cleaners into curly coils. Using the marker, wrap one pipe cleaner around and around the marker to create the perfect coiled effect. Then repeat with the second pipe cleaner.

Step 2: 

You want to attach the "head" (smaller styrofoam ball) to the "body" (larger styrofoam ball), with one of the curly pipe cleaners. Simply stick one end of the pipe cleaner into the head, and the other end into body. With your second pipe cleaner, stick it into the back end of the body for a lovely tail!

Step 3: 

It's time for the little cork feet! One at a time, apply a bit of glue to the top of a cork and smoosh it into the bottom of the dino body. They should be at a bit of an angle, so all four corks can fit. Tip: If you are using a hot glue gun for this, make sure to let the glue cool for a few seconds on the cork prior to pushing it into the styrofoam body. If you don't, the styrofoam will disintegrate and fumes will be released... YUCK! Remember, adults only with hot glue!

Step 4: 

Final step, decorate your dino! Using construction paper, feathers, googly eyes, stickers, bottle caps, really anything at all to create your individual dino! Use tacky or hot glue to apply the decorations. But remember, let the hot glue cool on the item first before attaching it to the styrofoam!

Age: 
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time: 
No prep time needed!
Recycled: 
Fodder
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children