Today I have been rearranging my son’s toy box. Cleaning it out and removing all the things he no longer plays with. One of the biggest things he got rid of was his toy Dinosaur collection (To be fair he never really liked them, but I got them because I did.) I don’t want to bin these toys as there is nothing wrong with them, so maybe I could copy one of these great ideas…
10 – Serving plate
If you are planning on hosting a dinosaur themed party and fancy making it look that extra bit special, why not make this serving dish. It would make a great centrepiece and look over the making guide it doesn’t look too hard to do.
9 – Jar Toppers
I am not really sure why you would want to make these, but I suppose they would make for a great craft make or gift. Quite simple to make there is some work involved to make them look perfect, but take your time and they could look as good as the ones in the image.
8 – Ring Holder
This is probably one of the simplest ideas in this list, but still, something that will look great. Just Attach your long-necked dinosaur (like a Diplodocus), give it a quick re-spray and place the rings over its head. Simple indeed, but also kind of funny looking.
7 – Zen terrarium garden
If you don’t want to cut up the dinosaur toys to make most of the other items you see here, why not make a beautiful Zen garden for them to roam free in. It looks amazing and if you get the plants just right I would imagine it would look very authentic in a Jurassic Park-style as well.
6 – Earrings
I am not so sure you want to try and make these yourself as you need to make sure it is hygienic to go into your ears. But as far as turning these toys into jewellery goes it looks great and makes a great gift idea as well.
5 – Christmas Ornaments
If there is one thing my little boy loves doing more than anything it is hanging the ornaments on the Christmas tree, and with this great idea it would be even more fun for him. They look great and very simple to make thanks to the making guide in the link.
4 – Succulent planter
Many people might have ranked this much higher up in the list, but not me because I really do hate most forms of gardening. Plus the fact that this is quite a complicated thing to make, but it does look amazing that is for sure. So if you have some green fingers why not give it a go.
3 – Coat Rack
There are loads of great making guides to show you how to make these but this link goes to good old Etsy, home of the strange and unusual gift ideas
2 – Toothbrush holder
While it is not one of the easiest things to make from these toys, it is still one of the best ideas I have ever come across. If you are having some issues making your child brush their teeth, this might be the answer to your prayers.
1 – Bookends
What I liked most about this idea was that it is not only fairly simple, but would also make a great gift, or indeed craft sale item. Kids do still read books even if they are hand-me-downs from us parents. So what better way to keep them all together than between these.