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Today’s adventure brings us to an easy-to-do, DIY craft project that all ages will enjoy.

Magnetic personalities all over will die over these easy to make revitalized extinct but playful creatures in this DIY.




  • A well ventilated area and space to paint on
  • the Preval Spray System
  • acrylic craft paint
  • a funnel
  • some water
  • Small toy dinosaurs
  • Small magnets
  • E6ooo glue


The Preval Spray System has markings on it that make working and measuring out paint and other components even easier. Using these markings often eliminates the need to have an additional measuring cup.


Because we used acrylic paint in this exercise, we used the markings to fill the jars with three ounces of paint, and then added one ounce of water to ensure proper consistency.


*Note: different paints may require different measurement solutions. Be sure to keep in mind the type of paint being used before you work on your project. You may find that you may need to strain paint prior to thinning it.*


Cap the jar and shake the mixture thoroughly. Attach the aerosol spray can, and you’re all ready to spray.


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After giving those toy dinosaurs a good coat of paint and letting them dry thoroughly it’s time to glue on the magnets. You’ll see there’s one grooved side to the magnet. This is where you’ll apply the glue.


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Flat surfaces will hold the magnets best. In order to figure out placement, feel around on the dinosaurs to determine the side with the least amount of protruding sides.


Once the glue dries, you’re done! Place your magnets wherever you like to add a touch of whimsy and fun to your space.


Did you enjoy this DIY project? Get your hands on a Preval Sprayer at Home Depot or Lowes and do it yourself. And, for more DIY adventures like this Maker Minute, stay tuned to our blog and Youtube channel. We’re going to show you even more fun and innovative things that you can do with the power and ease of the Preval family of products.