When all else fails, make your own! My son really loves dinosaurs. We had bought a variety bag not too long ago at Hobby Lobby. There was one that ended up being perfect for this project. Don’t worry, I replaced the one I used with a new dinosaur for him!

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First I took the plastic dinosaur and cut it in half using a small hand saw. Because the dinosaur was hollow, it made it very simple to cut.

I used two pieces of 1×4 that I had on hand cut to 5 1/2″ long. Make sure to sand all the edges well. (These can really be however big or small you want them to be.) I used my Kregjig to make pocket holes to screw the two pieces together. If you do not have a Kregjig, just simply pre-drill your holes from the bottom and screw them together!

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Next, I glued each piece of the dinosaur to each bookend using E6000 glue. This is a very strong adhesive. I did this part outside to avoid strong fumes in the house. Once you’ve glued the feet and body to the bookends, let it dry over night.

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Once the glue is dry, it’s ready to paint! I choose to keep mine simple and painted it with Rustoleum’s white paint & primer spray paint. Two coats of paint and you’re done. Let it dry over night and they’re finished!

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This is such an easy and simple project that can be customized to any theme you like!

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