Make a dinosaur land

junk model dinosaur

How to make a junk model dinosaur world by our resident paleontologist Miss B.

I love it when B heads off with the making box and reappears an hour later with a creation. This week she made a dinosaur land, with lots of added details I would never have thought of – but then she is the chief dinosaur keeper round here. If you’ve got any dinos living in your house in need of a new enclosure, you might like to include some of B’s tips for making your dinosaur happy.

make a dinosaur land

The first tip from our dino ranger is to make your enclosure nice and big with lots of interesting features for your pets to explore.

dinosaur land

Include lots of vegetation for your dinosaurs to snack on.

playing with dinosaurs

Add a feeding panel which you can open from the outside with a handle – so you can feed your dinosaurs without becoming a meal yourself.

playing dinosaurs

A viewing panel lets you observe your dinosaurs to check they are happy and healthy.

dinosaur play

Have you got a big cardboard box you could make something with this week?

happily shared with Upcycled Awesome and Works for me Wednesday and Kids Get Crafty ABCand123 and Tot Tuesday We Play and Science Sunday


  1. says

    This is great! I like this dino box. I put my post on your site which includes pictures of our dinosaur sensory bin! We have a dino lover in our family too :)

    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      Yes Maryanne, they seem to be settling in to their new enclosure quite happily 😉

  2. says

    Jurasic Park eat your heat out! Great idea. lots of dinosaur play going on here to as one little boy i look after is Dinosaur mad!

    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      Thanks pip. Most kids I know seem to be dino mad – I wonder what it is about them that captures their interest so much?

  3. says

    That is so creative of your kid! My daughter will love it! She is a great fan of Dinosaur Train TV program and She likes T-Rex Dinosaur lot! Sad thing is we don’t have dino collections. May be its time to buy some!

  4. Mary says

    Wonderful! This week and next is a dinosaur study at our house! I am going to show this to my little guy!

  5. says

    I’ve had to resort to hiding any shoe-boxes that come into our house for fear it will be turned into more art!! (just kidding – but kids do *love* a good diarama!)
    Love the details…she certainly loves her dinos!!
    visiting from childhood101

  6. says

    Very creative! I will have to show my boys pictures of this dinosaur box. I am sure it will give them some ideas for their animal habitats they love to create.

  7. says

    Hehehehe LOVE the dinosaur feeding photo! Brilliant! And very good fun. Great to see your girls enjoy their dinosaurs too! Fab!

    Maggy x
    (Thank you for linking this to Kids Get Crafty!)

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