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Kid's DIY Yarn Wrapped Stegosaurus

June 25, 2019 2 min read

Yarn Wrapped Stegosaurus Tutorial

How to make your own Yarn-Wrapped Stegosaurus!

Are you looking for a fun and easy kid's crafting project? Look no further. Create this unique stegosaurus with recycled products that you may already have at home. If you don't have any yarn available to you, Darn Good Yarn has a variety of fun colors available for purchase!

Read below for a full tutorial on how to create your own:

Yarn Wrapped Stegosaurus on a white background

Materials List:

    • Sari Silk Ribbon yarn in a color of your choice
    • 1 large plastic bottle (e.g. a milk jug)
    • 2 paper towel tubes (or 4 toilet paper tubes)
    • 1 piece of cardboard
    • Masking tape
    • Hot glue gun
    • Pom poms
    • Pipe cleaners
    • 2 googly eyes
    • Paint

Materials for Yarn Wrapped Stegosaurus on a white background

 

Procedure

Step 1:

Construct your dinosaur shape. Begin by cutting your first paper towel tube into 4 equal length pieces. Use masking tape to tape these four pieces onto the bottom of your plastic bottle. These will become your dinosaur’s legs. Next, cut two slightly longer pieces from the second tube. Make roughly 1-inch cuts around the end of each of these tubes. Pinch the cut ends closed and wrap with masking tape to secure.

Partially made Yarn Wrapped Stegosaurus on a white background

Tape the open ends of these pieces to the plastic bottle, one on either end, to become the dinosaur’s head and tail. Cut small triangles from your cardboard. Use hot glue to glue the triangles along the dinosaur’s back and tail, creating the stegosaurus’s spikes.

Partially made Yarn Wrapped Stegosaurus on a white background

Step 2.

Take one end of your yarn and glue it to the plastic bottle using hot glue. Wrap the yarn around the bottle, overlapping as you go, to cover all the plastic. Once it is sufficiently covered, trim the yarn and glue the end to the bottle. Repeat this process to cover each leg, the head, and tail. Do not wrap the cardboard spikes.

Step 3.

Use your paint to paint the cardboard spikes and, if you’d like, paint some spots on the dinosaur’s body! Use a color of paint that contrasts with your yarn so that the spots and stripes stand out!

Yarn Wrapped Stegosaurus on a white background

Step 4.

Using your hot glue gun, glue pom poms onto the dinosaur’s body to create more spots. You can also glue pipe cleaners around the edges of your cardboard spikes. Lastly, glue the googly eyes onto either side of the dinosaur’s head!

Partially made Yarn Wrapped Stegosaurus on a white background

This post was contributed by Emily Limer. You can follow Emily on Instagram @makingwithmommy for more kid’s craft ideas.

If you're looking for your next craft, check out How to Make Yarn Wrapped Bumblebees.