It's a real Recyclosaur
All of the living Tyrannosaurus Rexes have passed away…. All but one, the Recyclosaur lives on. The Recyclosaur was born out of the imagination of a child with a dream to see dinosaurs with his own eyes, Peter Thomas, succeeded. Although Peter has not yet been able to give the breath of life to his creation, he has succeeded in inventing a new breed of dinosaur: The Recyclosaur.
Back in the day, Tyrannosaurus Rex weighed over 60 tons, stood over 15 feet, and had a length of approximately 40 feet. Today, Recyclosaur comes out of a 26×18 inch piece of cardboard. The Recyclosaur can be seen in a variety of colors, with glitter, macaroni, feathers, toothpicks and more. “Since they’re all dead, who knows what color they were,” Said Recyclosaur inventor Peter Thomas to the Spokesman Review.
While the Tyrannosaurus Rex is one of the largest predators to walk the land, Recyclosaur is by far one of the most eco-friendly innovations to come out of the cardboard age; it is made from 100% recycled cardboard, while recycled paper is used for the labeling. Recyclosaur simply requires a little bit of imagination in order to come to life.
A quote from Peter Thomas:
“I think I started to build my own dinosaurs as some way to reconcile the slight psychological trauma of realizing I’d never see one alive.”
If you are suffering from the psychological anxiety of living an dino-absent lifestyle then the Recyclosaur could be your remedy. Small pieces are die-cut from the cardboard womb, which can be easily punched out for assembly.
“I was adamant that my product was made here at home and not like the rest, polluting our air and filling our landfills and oceans with plastic.” – Peter Thomas.
It was from this mentality that Recyclosaur was made, but not decorated. Recyclosaur comes in the form of flat cardboard pieces, which are then assembled by slit cuts to create a standing beast from the past, in the present. While Tyrannosaurus Rex was a “tyrannical lizard king”, Recyclosaur is a gentle craft reminder of how simple life can be. I mean, what do you think the Tyrannosaurus Rex did for fun? They probably didn’t watch TV, check in with Facebook or even Tweet. I have never heard of any dino nightclubs, so they must have just wandered around their environment, “chilling”, for lack of a better word- what a novel idea.
You don’t need fancy toys to have a lot of fun; in fact, some of my favorite childhood memories involve dumpster diving with my friends to see what we could make with what we could find. Recyclosaur is a great way to get kids to “think outside of the box” (literally). The ability to grasp, and model the transition of an object from 2 dimensions into 3 is an ageless skill. The Recyclosaur’s aging recommendation is for ages 6 to 600, so anyone can give it a try (even if you’re under 6 you could probably still give it a go).
So what does your dinosaur look like? Recyclosaur can help you have fun with dinosaurs, even when there are no real dinosaurs around. Likewise, learning about recycling is similar, when cardboard, aluminum, plastic, and paper is put into the recycling bin you cannot see where it will end up. Perhaps, your Recyclosaur will contain recycled materials from your own conservation efforts. Recyclosaur gives people the opportunity to have fun, and be educated about dinosaurs and recycling at the same time.
Remember to be green, even if you don’t color your Recyclosaur that way.
Check out the Recyclosaur on Greencupboards.com, HERE.
Sources: http://dsc.discovery.com/guides/dinosaur/trex/feature/feature-03.html http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/jul/07/this-t-rex-mean-green/
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