What gift do you buy a child who loves dinosaurs? Well, there’s plenty of wonderful dinosaur gift ideas out there but I preferred to make my own funky dinosaur gift box and then fill it with dino goodies this year.
How to make the dinosaur box
Before I show you what’s inside the box, I should tell you how I decorated the box first. I think the dino box makes a lovely addition to the gift.
It was quite an easy process to make the box into a dinosaur. First, I glued some green tissue paper all over the box. I found a glue stick made this process less messy.
Then, using a black permanent marker I drew the dinosaur on the green tissue paper covered box. I’ve added images of each side, so that you can copy what I’ve drawn. Making scales is pretty easy, you just draw circles of many shapes and sizes close together.
Dinosaur Gift Box Printable
I’ve made a printable to go with the gift box and just in case you’d like to make this gift for a special child too, you can download them below. I glued each item onto a recycled cereal cardboard box and then cut them out.
Dinosaur Activity Card
Plaster instruction card
Dinosaur Gift Tag
What’s in the dinosaur gift box?
This is what you really wanted to find out, isn’t it?!
- A plastic dinosaur toy
- Different sized paintbrushes (to use as excavation tools)
- Plaster (I could only find a big container, so I divided it up)
- You can also add some free to download Dinosaur masks!
I can’t wait to give this gift to a very special person. I’m fairly certain they are going to love it!