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Are you ready to dress your little guy and gal as a dino? Check out this dinosaur tail tutorial from Jessica!
We love Halloween at my house. This year we actually decorated on Labor Day, at my 3 year old son’s request. So we get 2 full months of Halloween celebrating in…my husband tolerates our Halloween enthusiasm.
So I was so excited be able to share a quick easy costume tutorial for the boys! (Or girls, but we all know there is always a lack in boy things.)
But just as a quick disclaimer:
**Please be respectful of my designs and only use this tutorial for personal use. Not intended for commercial sale or manufacture, even on a home based scale.
Make them for yourself, to give as gifts, but I’d appreciate not using it for profit.
DINO TAIL TUTORIAL
tail: (cut 2): 22″ x 11″
waist straps: (cut 4): 12″ x 3″
circle: 7″ in diameter
(*I cut a 7″ square, fold it in fourths, then cut the curve from fold to fold)
spikes (cut 2): 22″ x 3.5″
1. Trim tail strips
Taking your two strips 22″ x 11″, lay them face down. On one end you’ll measure 4.5″ from each side. The two inches left in the middle will be the tip of the tail.
On the other end, you’ll measure 4″ along the sides as a marker. Connect these two markings to create a diagonal for the cone shape of the tail. Cut off the triangular sides and throw them away.
Then you can turn the whole strip of spikes right side out, using a pen lid, knitting needle, etc. to push the tips of the points out. Iron your spike strip nice and flat.
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Stephanie E. says
So cute and definitely going in the dress up box.Thanks!
Thank you for this great tutorial. I made one for my son to wear to his cousin’s dinosaur birthday party. He is only 18 months. He caused lots of laughter when we would say “Where is your tail, Will?” and he would turn round and round in cicles trying to catch a glimpse of it! It is a favourite dress up now.
Andrea @ The Train To Crazy says
Wow. That was a great tutorial. I did it, and I am a beginner. Thanks so much!
Can I hire you to make these for my kids party? I’m totally serious BTW.
WOnderful! Thank you! My granddaughters want a mermaid tail, which I have yet to make) and I had nothing for the boys! Now I do! Thank you!
Love this! Headed to Hobby Lobby this weekend! Thanks for sloving my Halloween costume problem!
I have to tell you , I was sitting on Pintrest when my 26 mo old little girl, who frequently announces that “She just needs to be a stegosaurus” saw this and immediately demanded that I go find my “snowing machine” to make her a blue tail….thank you for making her day!! (And mine!)
What a great Idea. Thank you so much for sharing. I have made 3 so far, the kids love them.
These are incredibly cute! I’m in the process if making 20 to use as favors for my daughter’s dinosaur birthday party I’m making 10 as is and 10 with just four spikes at the end (stegosaurus). Thank you thank you for posting this tutorial
Andrea @ The Train To Crazy says
Wow!!! Fun party!!
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What length would you recommend for a three year old and about and 8mo old. I’m making them for gifts for my nephews and I don’t want to mess up the sizing. Thanks!