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Plaster Dinosaur

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, September 2008


These decorative and fun dinosaurs are simple to make and sure to brighten up your child's walls.


  • Plaster of Paris

  • Paint-mixing stick or drill with mixer attachment

  • Cold water

  • Tray of sand

  • Dinosaur mold

  • Picture-hanging wire

  • Sandpaper

  • Rust-Oleum Universal spray paint


  1. Mix plaster using a drill with a mixer attachment, or by hand with a paint stick: 2 parts plaster to 1 part cold water.

  2. Select desired mold for your child's room; we used a dinosaur mold. To ensure that the plaster sets evenly, place mold in a tray of sand. Pour plaster into mold.

  3. Place picture-hanging wire, curved to create a hanging loop, in the wet plaster. Let dry for a few hours.

  4. Pop the plaster dinosaur out of mold. Using sandpaper, sand off edges around dinosaur.

  5. Spray-paint plaster dinosaur with Rust-Oleum Universal in the color of your choice (we used red).

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