Dinosaur Dollhouse

8 Materials
$100
2 Days
Easy

My son is obsessed with dinosaurs and other animals so for his birthday I decided to do up an old dollhouse into a fun dinosaur park.

Second hand dollhouse

I found an old wooden dollhouse on Facebook Marketplace for just $30. It was in really good structural condition so it was going to be perfect to upcycle.

I then went to my local Bunnings hardware store and bought some adhesive vinyl tiles & contact, some artificial plant tiles, a small square of cheap green caravan carpet and some clear liquid nails glue.

I started by putting some green patterned contact on the side walls to cover the purple paint.

For the top corner I cut some leaves off one of the plant tiles and glued them on.

I then used a little bit of green acrylic paint to paint over any areas where the purple paint was visible.

Next, I measured the inside walls and cut the plant tiles to size and glued them onto the walls. I didn’t want the house to be too crowded with plants so I only put them on selected walls.

Once I had done glueing the plants to the walls I then put some vinyl adhesive tiles on he remaining walls.

Next, I did the floors. I used vinyl adhesive tiles for some of the rooms and the green carpet for the others. I glued the green carpet down with the liquid nails glue.

Lastly, I added some detail into some of the rooms by glueing stones from the backyard onto the flooring and cut up an old blue T-shirt, and glued it down for the water.

This was such a fun project and it took me only a couple of days to complete.

Im so happy with how it turned out, and my son absolutely loves playing with it! :)

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