T-Rex

My daughter (age 6) needs a paper mache dinosaur for school.

She chose to make a T-Rex.

I’ve glued together a skeleton for her to paper mache over, using some soft drinks bottles, other waste plastic and a hot glue gun.

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I was suprised that it balanced on its own (although that was my 3rd attempt at the tail).

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My wife suggested that I could do something with a Pi, so I’ve cloned Scott Garner’s magnificent beetbox project and changed a few details to get some roaring going on.

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I’ll add some permanent wires into the skeleton before the paper mache is done, perhaps tinfoil touchpads.

First layer of paper mache applied:

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Head and legs.

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Tail

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Some paint sprayed on, a layer of sand colour followed by a layer of green and a final sparse spray of sand again to break up the colour. The underside has more sand with a light touch of green to break it up.

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And here’s a clip of it in action:

 

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