Arts

15/11/2013

Attack of plastic dinosaurs

plastic dinosaurs

(From Daily Mail) When sleep deprived parents Refe and Susan Tuma decided to pose their children’s toy dinosaurs to make it look like they were coming to life at night they sparked a family tradition and a global internet craze.

The couple, from Kansas City, US, started Dinovember last year as a way to encourage Adeia, six, Alethea, five and Leif, two to sleep through the night.

With the promise of seeing what the dinosaurs had been up to the next morning the children slept through the night, looking forward to their morning surprise.

And after sharing their pictures on Facebook, parents all over the world are joining in by sharing their creative results.

During the month of November the couple’s children wake up to find the dinosaurs looking like they have caused new mayhem every morning.

The mischief the dinosaurs have so far ’caused’ includes, painting graffiti on the walls, unraveling the toilet paper in the bathroom and breaking eggs all over the family’s kitchen floor.

In one slightly darker scene, the dinosaurs appear to be torturing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figure, in an image reminiscent of gangster drama The Sopranos.

This is the second year that the couple have staged Dinovember, which is now being enjoyed by their new baby Amarie too.

They have used the children’s own toys to create the scenes, some of which belonged to stay-at-home-mum and artist Susan when she was a child.

Refe, 27, who works as a writer, said: ‘It started when our son who was one at the time wasn’t sleeping through the night.

‘We were all tired through the day after being up all night and we found ourselves putting the kids in from of the TV and not engaging in the way we wanted to be with them.

‘One night Susan my wife put the dinosaurs in the bathroom sink to make it look like they were brushing their teeth.

‘The next morning Adeia came running in and told us all about it and really believed it, it just carried on from there.’

After sharing the idea with friends and family the couple decided to set up a Dinovember Facebook page, to share their idea with other users around the world.

The group is already followed by more than 76,000 people many of whom have been inspired to make their own dinosaur scenes.

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