I keep a collection of "choice reading books" in my classroom for students to borrow. Right now, my bookshelves are a bit sparse, so I needed some more bookends. I already had made 2 (a T-rex and a 2-headed mythical beast), but after I got two more book cases, a few more were required!Supplies Used:
Dinosaur toys (combination of thrift store finds and dollar store purchases)
Bricks or paving stones
Strong adhesive (E-6000 works great)
First, I glued the dinosaurs to the pavers:
Then, I sprayed painted them (I put them in empty paper boxes and then sprayed them in the courtyard outside of my classroom):
All sprayed! I missed a few spots, mostly on the triceratops, but I can live with it
Then, so I didn't scratch the book shelves, I cut some fun foam and hot glued it onto the bottom of each paver.
Finally, I put them in place on the shelves! Some of them were a bit tall but, fortunately, I had a few shelves that would fit them.
Now, I'll see how long it takes the kids to notice that I put them on the shelves!