With five kids in the family, the younger kids get a lot of hand-me-downs. Luke’s been using a hand-me-down bike helmet and I decided to use some duct tape to turn his plain helmet into a dinosaur helmet. The fun part? The teeth glow in the dark!
I started with a plain bike helmet and three rolls of duct tape – green, purple, and glow in the dark.
I covered the helmet completely with green duct tape. With the curves and angles it was hard to get the duct tape perfectly smooth but in the end, it doesn’t really seem to matter.
I used a craft knife to trim around the base of the plastic on the helmet, giving the green duct tape a smooth, finished edge.
To make the purple spines, I ripped rectangles of duct tape and folded them in half, keeping the bottom part open …
… then stuck them all in a row down the middle of the helmet and trimmed them into triangles.
I covered the purple sides with green duct tape so only the raised part of the spines were showing.
To make the teeth, I ripped a piece of duct tape and folded the bottom part up, leaving a third of the sticky part showing.
I attached the sticky part over the center front of the helmet and trimmed triangular teeth along the row.
That’s it! A custom made dinosaur bike helmet.
Just right for a bike-riding little boy.
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