Fake Pteranodon Dinosaur Skeleton Fossil
Learn how to make a realistic dinosaur skeleton fossils out of foam for museums, exhibits or school projects!
By Anthony Rukcic
Behold the Pteranodon, my latest creation. Lived during the Late Cretaceous period, and had a 20.5-ft. wing span. I started the day after Christmas of 2014 and got it painted and hung within four weeks, with full time job and family responsibilities. I set about a hour or more a night to do a little work on it.
Mine is about half scale as it measured in at little over a 10-ft wing span. My head is little over 3-ft. long and same for body. I used combination of 2-inch and 1-inch pink foam board. Had a little toy skeleton for measurements and numerous pics from the internet for reference.
Started with the head and after I got it done, realized I made the beak to short, so cut it off and remade it. You can see the comparison in the photos
Neck, body, hips, shoulders and ribs up next…
Heated it up, then stabbed it into the foam, used glue to secure joints into place.
For finally display, ditched the bar and just used 4 anchor points in the ceiling. Luckily we have 15-ft vaulted ceiling in Living room