See how to make a dinosaur! You will learn the techniques which you can use to build your own statue and get to grips with fantastic dinosaur crafts.
This homeschool Velociraptor model is made by my daughter Catherine age 13 with help from her Dad.
You'll be pleased to know you can make your dinosaur model nearly for free!
If your kids love dinosaurs, you've come to the right place!
You'll find ideas for all ages starting with:
The first place to start is to pick the dinosaur you want to make.
You may know Velociraptors from Jurassic Park - but if so you're in for a shock.
Hollywood decided to add some artistic licence and base their version on the much bigger (and more fierce-looking) Deinonychus...but they thought you'd find that too hard to pronounce.
So the beast you are looking at if you want to follow Catherine's homeschool model is the real Velociraptor.
Once you've decided on your dinosaur you need to find out all you can about him!
You can find out lots of facts and some pictures of him on Wikipedia.
If you're looking for kid-friendly Velociraptor facts, you'll find them on kids-dinosaurs.com.
What you'll find out is that you're looking to make a model that is 6.8 foot long.
And you'll probably find that whatever statue you choose to build you'll need to scale them down a bit.
The next problem you've got is deciding what your dinosaur looked like!
Above is the way Velociraptors look according to Wikipedia.
Catherine decided that was a bit too hard for her but there's no reason you couldn't have a go.
The first thing to say is that if you want to make a dinosaur you can do it nearly for free.
The only thing that really cost money were his eyes.
This is a crocodile eye which we bought on the internet from a taxidermy supplier.
These are the materials you will need to make a dinosaur:
This will make the structure and skeleton of your dinosaur.
Bubble wrap you can get from spare packaging material.
You will use this to bulk out your body. The masking tape holds the bubble wrap.
We love homeschool paper mache projects and these materials will make the paper mache clay which you will sculpt to form the body.
You can choose to color your dinosaur any way you want!