DIY Dinosaur Planters

Plastic dinosaurs lurk in unexpected corners of every family home – kids just can’t seem to get enough of these prehistoric creatures.

But don’t let those tiny dinos languish redundant at the bottom of the toy box. Now you can bring them to life (well, kind of!) with these cute and colourful dinosaur planters.

As well as helping to cultivate a love of plants in children, they make a whimsical addition to any room in the house. And your pint-sized plant lovers will relish decorating them almost as much as they’ll love watching their favourite creatures come to life, as their plants begin to grow.

dino planter

What you’ll need:

  • Plastic (but pliable) dinosaur (around 20cm long)
  • Craft knife (or Drill)
  • Model paint
  • Soil
  • Succulent cutting

How to make your dino-planter

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut a hole big enough for your plant on the top of your dinosaur.
  2. Using your knife (or a drill) a small hole underneath your dinosaur. This will be provide an air supply for your plant’s roots and prevent a build-up of water or mould.
  3. Let your kids loose on them with the paint. Go bold with neons or opt for a bang-on-trend dip-dye effect.

TIP: White and gold makes a great colour combination that’s fun for kids but will also look pretty cool in mum and dad’s lounge, too!