I have always been crafty. One of my favorite childhood projects was building a pterodactyl out of coat hangers and papier-mâché – now that I think of it, that’s another project I’ll have to share soon. So when I stumbled on this build your own dinosaur terrarium project over at the CraftFoxes.com website I had to share.
Creativity is Key When Building Your Dinosaur Terrarium
This is a fairly simple build your own dinosaur terrarium project but it leaves so much room for creativity. You aren’t limited to using a mason jar, in fact you can use just about any glass or plastic container you like. If you’re looking for the perfect accent piece for a dino loving kids room you can put your dinosaur terrarium in a real fish tank – they’re cheap enough at most pet stores. If you’re looking for a smaller accent piece, a glass bowl from any craft store will work. Wanting to do a true DIY project on a budget? Build your dinosaur terrarium using an old spaghetti sauce jar.
Building Your Own Dinosaur Terrarium
For this dinosaur terrarium project you need:
– A see through container of some sort
– Dirt, rocks or decorative pebbles – feeling creative? Use fish tank gravel.
– Your Favorite small plastic dinosaurs
– Greenery – I prefer the idea of using fake aquarium plants so we don’t experience a great dying of our own
Take your container. Fill it with dirty, rocks, pebbles, gravel – whatever you like. Stick a little greenery in there and strategically place your dinosaurs in their new world.
My Dinosaur Terrarium
I haven’t built my terrarium yet but I have already planned a craft store trip to get it started. Lucky for me my local Michaels is right next door to the pet store so snagging some gravel will be easy and cheap. While I think dirt gives this project a more authentic look, I’m not all about sitting a container of dirt on my desk so I’m going with a zen dinosaur terrarium – a little OCD-a-saurus.