Take your T-rex from Jurassic Park to dance class with these DIY colorful dinosaur ballerinas!
- Rubber Dinosaur Toys
- Acrylic Paint (I used Folk Art Acrylic Multi-surface Paint)
- Pastel Tulle (1 ½ ”x 40”)
- Glue gun + glue sticks
- Sponge brush
- White thread and needle
- Glitter (any of your favorite colors)
- Elmer’s Glue
- Metallic Gold Spray Paint (optional)
- Recycled Cardboard Box
Step 1: Get your workspace ready for your DIY colorful dinosaur ballerinas by covering it with a plastic table cloth (garbage bags will work too), it’s going to get messy! Have your materials ready.
Step 2: Grab an empty cardboard box, place the dinosaur inside and begin to spray paint all around. Allow the dinos to dry completely! If you just want to hand paint skip this step (and go straight to Step 3)!
Step 3: Begin painting the dinosaur with the acrylic paint! You can use regular paint brushes or sponge brushes depending on what effect you want! Repeat this step on each dino and let them dry completely.
Step 4: While you are waiting for the dinos to dry you can begin creating the tutu by taking the tulle and making a gathered stitch (Starting on one side from edge to edge [length wise] begin to create a weaving motion with the needle collecting several tucks of fabric at a time).
Step 5: To add glitter to your colorful dinosaur ballerinas fill an empty cup with ¼ cup of water and ¼ cup of Elmer’s glue. Using your sponge brush apply the solution onto the dinosaur. Start sprinkling your glitter onto the dinosaur. Let your dinosaur dry completely
Step 6: Take two pieces of gathered tulle and bring the edges together. Grab your dinosaur and carefully begin to place hot glue all around the center. Laying the tulle on top of the glue. Allow to your colorful dinosaur ballerinas to dry!
Use your colorful dinosaur ballerinas as decorations in your babes room, toys or party favors!
About the Creator!
Hi!! I’m Cindy, the designer at iloveplum, born, raised, and currently residing in NYC. I live with a furry roommate whose name is Fumbles. I’m an avid adventurer. I love fashion. Creating designs is something near and dear to my heart. My passion for design stems from my inspiration.
I love to travel around the world, and I am inspired by the different cultures I encounter. The best place to watch the sunset is atop a mountain overlooking the sea along with a nice chilled drink.
You can follow me and my adventures on Instagram @cindycarvente!
iloveplum dresses are the easiest, most comfy, twirl worthy tutus. Constructed from a classic leotard body, a spandex racerback bodice adorned with snap closures and tons of tulle to twirl in. Classic and comfortable.
Bodice: Polyester / Spandex
Skirt: Polyester Tulle