create mama: Neon Dinos

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We have plastic dinosaurs, we have high gloss white paint, we have neon…what does that spell?  It’s a RAWR-tastic re-purpose!

I bought these dinos a while back for $1 a piece at Walmart and knew I wanted to spray paint them with high gloss white (my go-to spray paint).  The hubs is so used to my obsession with spraying everything with high gloss white that he knows what I’m going to say before I say it (and to be quite honest, he’s probably sick of everything being painted high gloss white ;)  I can’t help it, everything looks better in high gloss white! :)  And it looks even more fantastic with neon added to it (I’ve been hoarding my neon love here :)

This is a marvelously easy and magnificently cheap project.

Here’s what you will need to make it happen:

  • Plastic Dinosaurs
  • High Gloss White Spray Paint (I used this one for this project)
  • Acrylic Craft Paint in Neon Colors (I used: My Studio Acrylic Craft Paint: Pink 72711, My Studio Acrylic Craft Paint: Light Orange 72720,  My Studio Acrylic Craft Paint: Seaside 72747)
  • Paint Brush
  • Time for Drying ;)

Here are the basic steps:

  1. Paint dinos with approximately 3 coats of high gloss white spray paint; Allow to dry fully between coats.
  2. Paint neon designs on dinos; Allow to dry.
  3. You are done!

Oh & one more thing – these are pure decoration – i.e. the “home DIY” category label :)

I made them for me not the kiddos ;)



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  1. I love these so much!! I’m in the process of planning my 2 year old’s ‘big boy room’, there is definiltey going to be some of these in the mix!

    • hehe – great minds I tell ya! That was my initial thought – but then I liked them so much I wanted them for myself – HA! I’ll have to now make some more for my little T’s room :) Thanks for stopping by! Heading over to your blog to check it out now :)

      xx ♥ m

  2. Hey, girl!! Stopping by to let you know I featured your adorable dinos! Getting tired of all the features yet?? ;)

    • hehe, flattery, will get you EVERYWHERE, you know because because cleaning up poo, boogies, colored rice, toys, food…hmmm (should I stop? -HA!) isn’t enough of a reward! ;)
      Thanks for the feature mama – I appreciate all the love :)
      Headed on over to you now to link it up! :)

      xx ♥ m

  3. Rebecca Neighbor says:

    These look so super cute! Love them. So proud of you, M!!!! xoxo

  4. Super cute and creative!!!

  5. These are soooo great! Looks like I need to start looking through the toy stash for some animals to paint :) Just popping in from TT&J :)

    • Hey Ali!

      Thanks for stopping by! You totally have to loot the kiddos animals for some! I was originally gonna repaint some as decoration for my little man’s room…but I had just gotten the neon paint & decided to selfishly make them for me instead – HA! I’ll have to make another set for his room now ;)

      xx ♥ m


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