ROAR! Whether your child’s a giganotosaurus geek, an expert on eotyrannus or just thinks Barney’s the best thing since sliced bread, our dinosaur-themed accessories are sure to be a hit.
1. Dinosaur lampshade, Andrea Lauren
This grey drum lampshade, handmade in north east England, is covered with cheerful looking mint green dinosaurs. Ideal for adding a little prehistoric pizzazz to younger children’s rooms without giving them nightmares. £38, available from Hunky Dory Home.
2. Dinosaur world map, Maps International
Struggling to get an older child interested in geography? This map of the world covered with dinosaur silhouettes could be the answer! Imagine how much fun you’d have with lessons if the answer to ‘where’s America?’ was ‘turn left at the tyranosaurus rex, and it’s under the diplodocus’. Prices start from £80, available from Maps International.
3. Dinosaur chalkboard sticker, Spin Collective
A generous 50cm by 50cm, this dinosaur chalkboard sticker is brilliantly practical. It’s easy to apply, remove and position, and won’t take up any room. It also comes complete with a set o Crayola coloured chalk sticks – great for notes and memos. £18, available from The Spin Collective.
4. Personalised knitted dinosaur cushion, Justine Louise
This cushion has been knitted from Italian merino wool, and shows a dinosaur silhouette plus your child’s name. Ideal for decorating your child’s bed or bedroom chair, for extra comfort when reading all those dinosaur books! Polyester pad included. Prices start from £55, available from Justine Louise.
5. Personalised dinosaur print, Letterfest
A bright, colourful dinosaur print to brighten up children’s rooms, made up of your child’s name in different fonts. First, middle and surnames and birth dates can all be included if required, and there’s a choice of three designs – T-Rex, triceratops and diplodocus. Framing available, prices start from £22 unframed. Available from Letterfest.
6. Dinosaur wallpaper
For real dino fans, there’s this wallpaper, designed and created by Sian Zeng and printed in England on paper from sustainable forests. We can see this paper finding its way into the rest of the house, as well – wouldn’t it look great in a downstairs cloakroam, or as a feature wall in a garden room behind a wall of plants? £65 for a 10 metre roll, available from www.in-spaces.com.
7. Dino doppy, Aspace
For younger children, this soft and squishy stegosaurus is a perfect gift for any pre-school paleontologist. Made from 100% polyester, it’s suitable from birth. Available from Aspace.
8. Dinosaur bedding set, Fox Organic Kids
T-Rex, diplodocus and triceratops march through a Jurassic landscape on this bedding set, which includes one reversible single bed duvet cover (dinosaur print on top, green stripe underneath), and one pillowcase in dinosaur print. Also available in cot bed size. £52, available from Fox Organic Kids.
9. Felt dinosaur head, Mini Eden
This wall mounted triceratops head is made from felt, and is brimming with personality. Great for inspiring budding paleontologists or explorers, and friendly enough not to be scary. £65, available from Mini Eden.
10. Babysaurus growth wall chart sticker, RoomMates
Watch your little dinosaur enthusiast grow tall and strong with the help of this giant dinosaur wall chart. The set of removable and re-positionable wall decals includes a palm tree chart, a friendly blue dinosaur and some clouds and leaves to help you set the scene or use as height markers. Each element is easy to apply, remove, and re-position, and won’t damage paintwork. £45.49, available from Becky and Lolo.
By Sara Walker