After we made this gorgeous mermaid travel tin for my 6 year old daughter (and before we made this toy car travel tin), my 3 year old son kindly asked for a dinosaur one. I was more than happy to oblige. These travel tins have been the best invention since sliced bread and I promise they will turn your life around too.
Have a look at how we put together our little mini dinosaur travel tin and get inspired to create your own!
How to Put Together a Mini Dinosaur Travel Tin
Putting together a mini dinosaur travel tin is ridiculously easy and you only need a handful of materials.
Here’s what we used (affiliate links):
- little tin (any small old tin will do)
- super glue (optional)
- Playmobil mole hole and LEGO fire for the volcano (see if you have got something in your toy box that will do)
- Safari Ltd Good Luck Mini dinosaurs
- a couple of tiny rocks
Once you have gathered all of your materials, it is simply a matter of putting it all together.
You start by cutting out the felt to pad the insides of the tin. Don’t forget to do the lid as well. If you want you can glue the felt on. I din’t because it stays in place quite nicely and at times my kids like to move the felt mini play mats around creating new small world scenes. Whatever you think will work best for you.
Then you start putting everything else in place, creating an irresistible little ‘playscape’.
Here’s how our mini dinosaur travel tin turned out:
Dinosaur Play for the Win!
Little dinosaur fans are the cutest and their imaginary play is the best! In my experience the dinosaur loving toddler is easy to entertain. All you need is a couple of dinosaur versions of classic winning play ideas and you’re all set. Here are a couple of our favourites: Dino Jump & Wash, Invitation to Create a Mini Dinosaur World, Dinosaur Small World, Dinosaur Play Dough Kit and Frozen Dinosaur Eggs.
Which ones are your favourites?
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