Danny and the Dinosaur

One of the many books that we read to Cheebu is “Danny and the Dinosaur“. The story is about a little boy Danny who goes to the museum and among the many things that he sees there, he is most fascinated by the dinosaur and wishes that he had one to play with. The dinosaur in turn thinks that it would be nice to play with Danny and they set out together on a wonderful adventure together playing, helping people, visiting the zoo… The book is Β informative as well as fun read for little children. This is one of Cheebu’s favorite books and though she can’t read yet, she loves going through the illustrations pretending to read it.

So, one day we thought why not make the book come alive. We had a cutout of a little boy who could be Danny and decided to make the dinosaur. Few months back we had seen Mr. Maker on Cbeebies make a dinosaur which was very simple. We used some old newspapers, one half of a spherical gems container, some tissue paper, googly eyes, fevicol, some sticky tape and paint.

So here is the dinosaur assembled together… its neck, tail and legs are made of rolled up newspaper while the body is made of the spherical gems container. Here we are applying fevicol and sticking pieces of tissue onto the dinosaur.

We then left it to dry for a few hours. Cheebu then painted it yellow and we stuck the Googly eyes. This is how it looked finally

The background landscape is drawn andΒ coloredΒ by Cheebu πŸ™‚ It was fun to bring the book to life and Cheebu was delighted with the result.

It was fun bringing to life a story that we love by this simple craft. We hope to do so with more stories πŸ™‚

Linking this to Artsy Craftsy May 2012 Β Challenge.


30 thoughts on “Danny and the Dinosaur

  1. That background drawing is so cute…see how she has made sure the outline of the tree has a covering πŸ˜€ Neither blue nor green, Cheebu has been so meticulous… πŸ™‚

    and the dinosaur is creative!!

  2. Cheebu has sure got the artist in her…Her drawing is too good πŸ™‚

    The Dinosaur is so lively… and you found an apt Danny too… Its as if the characters from the book have walked alive on to the table… superb work! Keep it going!

  3. Nothing better than bringing characters out of a favorite book come live before the child.
    Loved the idea and that Dinosaur and Danny look exactly as as seen on the book’s cover πŸ˜€
    Loved the background made by the little princess….you are one super creative mom!

  4. Aww this is so cute !!! He painted the Dino so well and the background painting an dthe Danny match up just perfect !!! Loved it !

  5. Lovely post – you are one enthu mom! πŸ™‚

    If you don’t mind, I would love to put a link to this post on our Little Readers’ Nook blog. I’m sure it will inspire our Little Readers’ parents. Do let me know if that’s ok with you. Thanks!

      • Thanks for linking πŸ™‚
        I went through your site and loved the concept of little readers especially the parent child reading program. Unfortunately, I stay quite far from all your centers and being a full time working mom, it will be difficult for us to join 😦 .. but will surely pass on your fabulous reading scheme for kids to all parents around with little kids πŸ™‚

      • Thanks! I completely understand. In case someone is interested, please do mention we offer Doorstep Delivery as well. Thanks again, and let’s stay in touch.

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