DomestiCAITed: Girls Just Wanna Craft Dino-cessories

There are some pretty great  female style icons in movies. However, I don’t think any leading lady could take away the title of “Most Unique Accessories” from Helen Hunt in Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Sure, maybe she wasn’t as great of a dancer as SJP, but she was just good at doing her thang and that’s what counts. Hunt’s character, Lynn Stone, is someone to take note of for your own style:
Example #1: The Fur Hat
Example #2: The Grasshopper
Example #3: The Dinosaur Hair Clips
I’m  obsessed with the Dino-clips. Wondering where I could purchase these or something like them- I realized I’d have to make them myself. So I did- and it was so easy.
What you’ll need:

-plastic dinosaurs
-headbands, hair ties
-glue gun

This is such and easy craft. First, search on, Etsy and local toy stores for small plastic dinosaurs. You can find them for less than $5. I searched for neon figurines to add a little bit of Lynn Stone flair. You want to make sure you don’t order any figurines that are too large/heavy or they will be difficult to attach and wear.

Then all you have to do is add a bit of hot glue to the back of a dinosaur and attach it to the hair accessory of your choice: headband, clip, bobby pin, hair tie or scrunchie. If you are having difficulty getting the dino to stay with only glue, they can also be wired on.

Ideas for decorating the dinosaur figurines:

Roll them in:
– glitter
– rainbow sprinkles (will have to be temporary, but would look super cool)

Spray paint them:
– neon
– gold
– copper
– silver

You don’t have to wear your dino-cessory all the time – trust me, I don’t want you to be some weird dinofreak gurl. It’s just a fun piece to integrate when you go out or maybe if you feel like you take yourself too seriously, you can pop in a dino-hair clip to jazz yo’self up. It’s cheap. It’s easy. It’s hot as hell. And you’ll be a regular craftasaurus rex.


Images via,,, and Caitlin Fitzgibbons 

  • Jessica Vignola

    I’ve seen this movie a hundred times. I’ve seen the fur hat. I’ve seen the grasshopper. I’ve MISSED the dino hair clips! Then again my eyes are bad. Maybe I thought they were just awkward bows.

  • Haintso Rakouth

    I’m like you except i missed most of her accessories in the movie. Now im going to pay more attention. I just loved her whole spunkiness and fashion style in that movie! She was so creative and not afraid to show her funkiness.

  • Renee Lambert

    This is literally my favorite movie of all time. I love the dino hair bands and must make them this weekend! Where can I find a giant grasshopper to put on a hat?

    • Caitlin Fitzgibbons

      Search the webs…your very own grasshopper hat would be amazing.

  • Molly M. Halloran

    How have I missed a movie with such awesomely strange fashion choices? Netflix, here I come! Also…I must have dinosaurs on my head, so what if I’m 30 years old.

  • Ashley Chaffin

    favorite movie ever. i thought i was the only one who truly appreciated it. glad you gave Lynn Stone a shoutout! i tried to make a Velcro, double sided skirt like hers when i was 12 (which failed). You should have included the upside-down hairdo she wore at the end… no clue how one could recreate that…

    • Caitlin Fitzgibbons

      Ashley, I think it’s time you brought back the double sided velcro skirt.

  • Estela Magana

    This movie is the best! One of my faves of all time…and Lynn is a queen of accessories…that is why she deserves the title of Miss Dance TV! :)

  • Mädi Kircher

    Thanks for this inspiring post! I made a dozen hair clips this past weekend using big, colourful dinosaurs, lizards, frogs, and insects! So much fun!!!!

    • Caitlin Fitzgibbons

      Rad-I want to see them!!!!

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