I made this easy DIY dinosaur toothbrush holder for Mr. Nomad's birthday after being inspired by something similar on Pinterest and i'm really happy with how it turned out! Its a great quirky gift for someone who likes dinosaurs (although you could use any other animal for it).
Here's my tips for making the perfect little dino toothbrush holder:
1. Find a suitable dinosaur. This actually proved more difficult than I had imagined as they annoyingly tended to be soft rubber ones (as a child I remember seeing plastic dinos being sold everywhere). It took me a lot of searching to find the one I used I the end (I also wanted if possible to get one that looked like a brontosaurus as Mr. Nomad really likes them, so settled for the brachiosaurus as it looks very similar). I eventually found one in Toyworld but they weren't available in all branches. It was by a brand called Schneider and was more expensive than I hoped and imagined (around $12) but it was worth it for a personalised present.
2. Mr. Nomad’s dad actually helped me to drill a hole into the dinosaur for the toothbrush. This was difficult with a handheld drill due to the thin shape of the dinosaur (although I would imagine it' d be a lot easier if i'd have chosen a stegosaurus or a bulkier animal) so in the end he used a drill with a clamp. At this stage make sure you choose a drill with the diameter of a toothbrush and make sure to drill far enough so it actually holds the toothbrush. You can keep checking this during this process though.