Thanks to U.S. Toy for providing the supplies for this craft!
Dinosaurs are pretty popular around here, so I thought it would be fun to turn some into DIY Dinosaur Photo Holders using items you may already have around the house. Wouldn’t these be perfect for Father’s Day or a gift?
These magnetic photo holders are really easy to make! All you need are a few supplies to get started.
Supplies for DIY Dinosaur Photo Holders
- plastic dinosaurs (I used these from U.S. Toy)
- spray paint
- a PVC pipe cutter (or a saw, xacto knife, etc.)
- damp paper towel
- photos of cute kids
Cut your dinosaurs in half with a PVC pipe cutter (available at hardware/home improvement stores) or cut using a saw, xacto knife, etc. (follow the seam). And if you are using a pipe cutter, be careful. Those puppies are sharp! Ask me how I know. A PVC pipe cutter makes this task super easy!
Read the directions of your adhesive, since they all vary regarding application, cure time, etc. Apply your adhesive to the dinosaur AND the magnet, and give them a good squeeze together. You can use a damp paper towel to wipe off any excess glue.
Repeat so that each dinosaur piece has a magnet and let them dry overnight. Lookin’ good.
Once your dinos are dry, you can now spray paint to your heart’s content. I used a mix of bright and cheery colors—Rust-Oleum’s Key Lime, Marigold and Seaside.
Aren’t they cute? Oh. You thought I meant the dinosaurs. Yes, yes. Those are cute too.
These DIY Dinosaur Photo Holders would be perfect for Father’s Day, a gift for Dad’s desk or just because!
Hope you enjoy them!