3D Dinosaur Canvas Art

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My son has had a dinosaur room for the last, oh, two years or so and can you believe I’m still not done with it. I had such great intentions, but you know, life and all got in the way. There’s nothing like a new movie though to kick my behind in gear.

With The Good Dinosaur tromping into theaters later this month, I figured now was as good a time as any to get those last couple pieces of artwork on my son’s wall. We bought a print that matched his bedding perfectly, but sometimes it’s those quirkly, off the wall pieces that really finish a room.

Y’all ready for the 3D Dinosaur Canvas Art?

This 3D Dinosaur Canvas Art is quirky and fun and perfect for a child's room.

This 3D Dinosaur Canvas Art is super simple to make and if you have all the stuff laying around your house, super cheap. The only thing I had to buy for this project was the adhesive because I had everything else just laying around in my craft stuff.

This 3D Dinosaur Canvas Art is quirky and fun and perfect for a child's room.

3D Dinosaur Canvas Art

What You’ll Need

  • plastic dinosaur, cut in half
  • acrylic paints (at least two colors)
  • brushes
  • adhesive (I used E6000)
  • blank canvas


  • Cut the plastic dinosaur in half. You’ll probably need some type of electric saw. If you want to use both ends, make sure you cut the dinosaur in a way that both pieces can be mounted onto the canvas.

This 3D Dinosaur Canvas Art is quirky and fun and perfect for a child's room.

  • After cutting the dinosaur in half, paint the dinosaur halves and sit aside to dry. Paint the canvas tops and sit aside to dry. The dinosaurs may need an extra coat after the first one dries (mine did). After the canvas tops are dried, carefully paint the sides.

This 3D Dinosaur Canvas Art is quirky and fun and perfect for a child's room.

  • Let everything sit overnight, or at least 8 hours to ensure that everything completely dries. After all the pieces are dry, use adhesive to place painted dinosaur halves onto the painted canvas. Carefully apply adhesive to the cut side of the dinosaur and firmly place onto the canvas. Put in a safe place and allow to dry for at least 48 hours.

This 3D Dinosaur Canvas Art is quirky and fun and perfect for a child's room.

And voila, beautiful, yet quirky 3D Dinosaur Canvas Art! I’m kind of in love, y’all!

This 3D Dinosaur Canvas Art is quirky and fun and perfect for a child's room.

The Good Dinosaur arrives in theaters on November 25, 2015.

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52 thoughts on “3D Dinosaur Canvas Art”

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    That is such a clever idea. I love how simple it is to make and it’s totally awesome.

  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    That’s such a cool idea! I love the way you used dinosaur figures to make a multi-dimensional art projects.

  3. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Wasn’t that a genius idea? I absolutely love it.

  4. Donna says:

    What a super fun and cute project! My son would enjoy to make this with me.

  5. Debra says:

    That’s a fun idea. My son has tons of dinosaurs, we could create a whole collage of them – it would look like a heard coming at you!

  6. lisa says:

    This is a great idea – especially if you have broken toys on hand! I want to do a whole set with Toy Story figures now lol!

  7. Michelle F. says:

    That is such a great idea to make the canvas art 3D. My daughter has been wanted to see that movie.

  8. Michelle F. says:

    That is such a great idea to make the canvas art 3D. My daughter has been wanted to see that movie!

  9. Catherine S says:

    What a cool idea. I plan on taking my niece and nephew to see this movie.

  10. Xenia @ Thanks, Mail Carrier says:

    This is adorable! I love that the end result is simple and uncluttered yet so unique and cool. I can definitely see dinosaur fans being super excited to have this on display!

  11. Liz Mays says:

    I like how clean and uncluttered it is too! It’s a really neat display!

  12. Stacie says:

    This a great idea. You could even use different types of dinosaurs and use different colours on the canvas and have a whole collection.

  13. Dawn Lopez says:

    LOL! 3D Dinosaur Canvas Art is a fun and creative idea. I wish I had some little ones running around right now. I’m looking forward to the release of The Good Dinosaur.

  14. Amber Edwards says:

    That is such an easy art project! And yet, I know of a few boys that would absolutely love to have that hanging on their walls!

  15. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    What a clever idea to make a toy like this come to life! My son would go crazy for this!

  16. Liz Mays says:

    Oh that is too fun! It’s really cool that it’s 3D and I love the simple and clean look of it!

  17. Amy @GrinCheek2Cheek says:

    that is so fantastic. I love the idea of 3-D art for the bedroom. My sons would be boats…

  18. Pam says:

    Aw, this is really neat! How fun for kids rooms or for the playroom!

  19. Melissa says:

    This is so clever! I’m totally making this for Hayden’s room.

  20. Theresa says:

    So simple, but so fun! I think this would look great in any child’s room!

  21. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says:

    This turned out great! My son would love something like this to hang in his room.

  22. Scarlet says:

    I bet my son would love this! We have to try it.

  23. Cat Davis | Mom by the Beach Blog says:

    That is such a cool project. I need to do more stuff like this with my girls.

  24. Elizabeth L says:

    What a great idea!! I love how easy this is to make but yet it looks so good.

  25. Toni | Boulder Locavore says:

    I am a huge fan of art, but I have actually never done 3D art. I like the dinosaur!

  26. Liz Mays says:

    Those are definitely a fun activity and a great movie tie-in. They turned out great!

  27. Chasing Joy says:

    Very cute. I like how the dinosaur is coming out ofthe wall.

  28. Cinny says:

    That was quite clever! I love how it looks!

  29. Sabrina says:

    So adorable! I LOVE how easy these are to make and so cute!

  30. Brenda Brown says:

    This is just adorable! I want to make one now!

  31. Aubrey says:

    Those are some cute fun ideas. Ill have to do them with my boys.

  32. Onica{MommyFactor} says:

    That was look so perfect! I think this is hard to do, my son would love it.

  33. Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) says:

    Our son has seen the previews for the Good Dinosaur and can’t wait to see it.
    This looks like a fun craft.

  34. Kristi says:

    What a fun idea and I loved how you used things you already had on hand. I can’t wait for this movie to come out, we love Disney Movies!

  35. Christie says:

    What a cute room idea for the new Good Dinosaur movie! Love the way it turned out!

  36. Anjanette @MommaYoung says:

    What a clever idea… My kids want to watch the good dinosaur movie so bad. I don’t think I would get away with cutting her dinosaur in half though.

  37. Alicia says:

    This is such a cute and clever idea for kids! My son is almost 8 and loves dinosaurs.

  38. Allison says:

    I absolutely love this idea, especially as we are approaching the snowed in months! I can even do this craft, and I am craft-challenged!

  39. Sarah says:

    That’s a really cool craft. I might have to do this with my kids, I know they’d love it!

  40. Michele says:

    That really is a marvelous idea-especially for all those dinosaur lovers out there! I see you chose a carnivore–I would probably choose a vegetarian like the Good Dinosaur!!

  41. Crystal says:

    Haha, since I was going to be sawing him in half, I had to use a dinosaur my kids were comfortable parting with.

  42. Janis @MommyBlogExpert says:

    What a FUN idea to create a wall hanging for a child who loves dinos. And this is so timely with The Good Dinosaur movie coming out soon.

  43. Amy D says:

    This is a great craft for kids! I love that it is easy too since I have a ton of toys like this around.

  44. diana elizabeth says:

    This is so creative! My little brother loved dinosaurs growing up so I of course liked them too. I can’t wait to see this movie.

  45. Nicole Escat says:

    I appreciate this cute dinosaur!! My son loves seeing dinosaur this is really cute!!

  46. candice says:

    wow that is so fun! i think this could be so cool in our playroom. maybe i could make four of them and hang them in a series.

  47. Kiwi says:

    This is an easy DIY house decor item for a little kids room! I love it and it is super simple…if I have a little boy one day I would make this!

  48. Paula H says:

    I love this idea! This is something I could do with my son. I’m so not a crafty person but I think I can swing this!

  49. Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins says:

    What an awesome idea! Something like this would cost a ton in the store and it’s good to know that you can make it at home for way cheaper. Love it.

  50. Amber C. says:

    How cool is that art project! My son loves art would love to do this with him!

  51. Jasmine says:

    Love it!! My son would love this project

  52. Raijean says:

    This is so neat, I need to make this with the boychild. He is all about dinosaurs.

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