DIY Dino-Mite Dinosaur Cave for kid’s birthday party

Posted by halliekay17
Dino-Mite Dinosaur Cave

I built this fun DIY dino-mite dinosaur cave for a birthday party, and my sons were able to continue playing with them well beyond the party. They had a great time using them as a fort.


Large cardboard box

Lots of old news paper and magazines

Masking tape

2 cans for each cave Rustoleum brown matte spray paint

2 cans of the textured Rustoleum to add into the crevices to make it look more like rocks

1 gallon Drylock textured


  1. Leave one side of the box from the cave open
  2. Next crumble up news paper or magazine pages and tape the crumpled up news paper and magazine pages on the cardboard box to form the rocks around the cave.
  3. Once you have covered the box adequately with crumpled newspaper or magazines, then paint with the textured drylok. Drylok will take about 24 hours to dry.
  4. Finally spray paint the box with the lighter brown first, and the use the darker brown in the crevices to enhance the rock-like appearance of the cave.

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