DIY: Dinosaur Planter

DIY Dinosaur Planter


Megan Morton’s book, I Heart My Room, has been hanging out on our coffee table for awhile now. The other day though, I was surprised to find our four year old flipping through it. “I want to change my room around!” he declared.

So together we’ve been getting rid of all the little boy stuff and making it a big boy’s room. We moved furniture around, sorted through cupboards and added a few bits and pieces. We also got our DIY on and made these Dinosaur planters together.  I’m not sure what I love more – the fact we made them together or how they came out!

DIY Dinosar Planter

What You’ll Need:

  • Plastic, toy dinosaurs – we got ours from a $2 shop
  • A sharp Stanley knife
  • Spray paint
  • A teaspoon
  • A chop stick
  • Potting mix
  • Succulents or cacti plants


What You Do:

Using a Stanley knife, carefully cut a rectangle in the back of each dinosaur. This is definitely a job for a mummy – not little hands!


Spray paint the dinosaurs and leave to dry for 30 minutes before giving them another coat. When they are dry, use a teaspoon to fill each dinosaur with potting mix. A chop stick will help you poke the dirt into all the little corners of the cavity.


Make a little hole in the dirt with your chopstick and plant your succulent or cactus. Water gently and then admire your handy work!


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