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 for a while and I decided to use some craft supplies to turn his plain helmet into a duct tape dinosaur bike helmet. My favorite part of this helmet? The dinosaur teeth glow in the dark!
To make this dinosaur themed bike helmet, I started with a plain bike helmet and three rolls of duct tape: bright green, jewel-toned purple, and white duct tape that glows in the dark. You can obviously use any colors you want for this project, even incorporating a favorite color into the helmet. The glow in the dark tape adds a really fun element but if you’d prefer to use white tape for the teeth, that would also work fine.
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, just above the styrofoam edging, giving the green duct tape a fairly smooth, finished edge.
To make the purple dinosaur spines, I ripped rectangles of duct tape and folded them in half, keeping the bottom part open with both sticky sides showing …
… then stuck them all in a row down the middle of the helmet and trimmed them into triangles. You could trim them first but it seemed easier to do it once the tape was stuck onto the helmet.
I covered the purple sides with more green duct tape so only the raised part of the spines were showing.
To make the dinosaur teeth, I ripped a piece of glow in the dark 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 …
… then covered the top of the strip with another piece of green duct tape.
That’s it! A custom made dinosaur bike helmet …
… that’s just right for a bike-riding, scooter-racing little boy.