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DIY Mini Dinosaur Play Set


My son LOVES dinosaurs. He also has a birthday coming up, and since he is turning 3 we decided it was okay to get him a pack of mini dinosaurs.

The problem is that his little sister is only 10 months old, so the dinosaurs are VERY much still a choking hazard for her. So, I wanted to make a fun place to play with them, and also an easy way to clean up and store them in a safe location.

Thus, this dinosaur play set. My favorite part about it is that it is a shoe box, so it can close and store all of the dinosaurs inside it.

Materials Needed: 

  • Shoe box
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun
  • Mini dinosaurs


  1. Cut out felt land forms (mountains, grass valley, river, lake, volcano)
  2. For fun, add texture by snipping the top of the grass and making the volcano lava be loose strips of felt.
  3. Glue it all down

I hope your little paleontologist loves their new play set! 



I am a middle school teacher and a mother of two. I have always had a passion for education. As an educator, I know that the children who are the most successful students are those who have families who support their education at home.

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