To make this very cool dinosaur, you first have to go on a hunt outside for materials. (This is just as much fun as the making!)
Find a large pinecone to use for the body.
And a bunch of Jacaranda pods. Jacarandas are commonly found in many cities, and their weird, woody pods are great for crafting!
Find a couple of acorns and acorn caps to use as eyes.
And a stick for the tail. The legs can be made using acorns, small gumnuts, or small sticks – whatever you can find.
Make your dinosaur
Use a low-melt glue gun to attach the pieces together. (Don’t touch the hot glue!) Glue two acorns into their caps and stick them onto a Jacaranda pod head.
Attach the head to the pinecone body, then break some of the Jacaranda pods in half and attach them along the body. Glue on the stick as a tail and attach four legs.
Take it outside and listen to it ROAR!!! Maybe it needs you to make it a friend?!
(This dinosaur sneaks onto page 2 of my book Nature Crafts with Common Plants)