This darling dino is durable enough to follow your toddler everywhere.
You will need:
20 x 305 x 600mm pine
3mm, 6mm and 7mm drill bits
51mm circular drill bit
ten 8 x 30mm chipboard screws
coarse-grit and fine-grit sandpaper
two 6 x 50mm dowels
1 Trace the dinosaur outline onto the wood, leaving enough space for the legs and wheels.
2 Make a paper pattern of a front leg and a back leg. Make sure that they fit the body, then trace two mirror images of each leg onto the wood before cutting out all four legs.
3 Drill a 3mm pilot hole in each leg, then glue and screw it onto the body. Countersink the screws and fill the holes with wood filler.
4 Once the glue and wood filler have dried completely, sand the dinosaur to a smooth finish, first using coarse-grit then fine-grit sandpaper. Remember to safeguard the edges of the wood.
5 Drill corresponding 7mm holes in the front legs and back legs. Note: The 6mm dowels for the ‘axles’ should fit loosely into these holes.
6 Use a 51mm circular drill bit to cut out four wheels from the remaining wood. Drill a 6mm hole in the middle of each then sand to a smooth finish.
7 Insert the dowels into the legs. Apply wood glue to the ends of the dowels before inserting them into the wheels. Leave to dry.
8 Drill a hole through the nose and thread with a length of rope.