Chomping Mechanical Dinosaur Costume
What you get
Build a big green mechanical dinosaur costume with matching dino claws. This costume craft kit contains everything you need to craft a spikey t-rex head, engineer a fierce felt jaw that snaps shuts with the pull of a string, and learn about hinges, rotary motion, and fossil detective work. Rawr!
Clothes by Primary.com
As seen on: Simplemost
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“No dinosaur costume is complete without snapping jaws! Explore mechanics to bring this t-rex to life.”- The KiwiCo Product Design team
By the numbers
Brads needed to construct a 3D dinosaur: 25
Jaw pulley prototypes: 3
Hours spent wearing it around the office: too many
My daughter was super excited about this dinosaur. However, it constantly slide down on her head and she can’t see.
Great project for father and son to complete
It’s a really cool dinosaur head, and the instructions are very straight forward. I did this with a nearly 5 year old so I expected to do quite a bit. We took a break to keep him interested and ultimately it’s a fun item but a bit more costly if your child doesn’t use it much.