I helped out a pal with a dinosaur themed party project. I added the additional task of doing it on the cheap just to see what I could do....and because she was game. I wanted to go back to basics of how things used to be before people rented ballrooms and cotton candy machines for their kid's 2nd birthday. No cutting machines or fancy scrapbook paper. Don't get me wrong-I'm a girl that even owns a little cotton candy machine, BUT.....my challenge was to try to pull from my stash and not go purchase.
I started by finding a free outline of a dinosaur. I pasted it to word and then typed the invitation info so that it fit in the dino. I then cut out along the outline. It would be cute on green paper, but what I had was white copy paper, so white is what I went with. I did glue it to some orange construction paper and make a border just to make it pop a bit.
I then cut out two egg shapes (big enough to cover the size of the dino. I cut the one of them in half in a zig zag (like a cracking egg). I embellished and layered it a bit to give it some fun colors, but the gist is I took the bottom half, some tacky glue, and glued it down.
When it dried it made this pocket (where I slipped my dinosaur).
I did NOT glue the top half on. I punch a hole in the side of the bottom half with the glued pocket, and the side of the top half and pushed a brad through. Again, I had some (they sell them at craft stores and office supply stores-you can even get fun colors). If you don't have brads-you could use ribbons.
This allows the top half to tilt out and then you pull the dino out of the pocket with the invite information.
Lots more DIY dino to come....