Dinosaur Craft Adventure: Create Your Own Prehistoric Paper Friend!
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Have a roaring good time with this delightful and simple Dinosaur paper craft! With a free printable dinosaur paper craft template, this construction paper activity is perfect for kids of all ages! Let’s dive into the world of dinosaurs and get crafty with these easy-to-follow instructions.
Dinosaurs are an absolute obsession for my two oldest children! While my daughter loves reading about them, my toddler loves to pretend to be a dinosaur. This sometimes leads to chaotic situations, like trying to eat like a dinosaur at the dinner table. But what’s life without a little adventure?
We’ve taken dinosaur fun to the next level by dressing up in dino costumes and searching for dinosaur fossils in the sand. The best part about these dinosaur paper crafts is that they encourage creativity and imagination, making them a perfect activity for children.
Crafting Your Dino-Mite Creation
Let’s dive into the instructions and create our very own paper dinosaur!
Easy Dinosaur Craft
What I love about this craft is its versatility. You can use different colored paper or even add googly eyes to make it uniquely yours. This craft is a fantastic opportunity to utilize leftover scrap paper by incorporating smaller pieces, such as spikes or dots, to add extra flair to your dinosaur.
When crafting with kids, start by providing basic instructions and let their imagination take the lead. This activity not only stimulates creativity and imagination but also enhances fine motor skills and reduces anxiety. It’s simply T-REXCELLENT!
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Supplies for Your Paper Dinosaur
To embark on this delightful dinosaur crafting adventure, gather the following supplies:
- Dinosaur Templates (free template at the bottom of the post)
- Colorful Paper
- Black Marker
Let’s get started on creating your very own dinosaur masterpiece!
- Select 3 to 4 different colors of construction paper or cardstock for your paper dinosaurs.
- Trace the dinosaur shape onto colored craft paper for the body and the separate leg patterns on a darker shade of the same colored craft paper.
- Trace the scales and spots on various colored craft papers of your choice.
- Cut out all the traced pieces, including the eye pattern directly from the template.
- Glue the scale cutout along the top curved side of the dinosaur body piece.
- Using the glue stick, attach the separate leg cutouts behind each leg part on the dinosaur’s body.
- Glue the spots onto the dinosaur’s back.
- Finally, attach the eye to the dinosaur’s head. You can use a googly eye for added charm. Draw the mouth with a black marker.
Voila! You have created a cute dinosaur craft!
As an additional step, turn your paper animal crafts into puppets! Simply glue popsicle sticks or craft sticks to the back of the dinosaurs. Your child can hold the dinosaur and engage in exciting dinosaur activities.
We hope you have an incredible time creating this simple yet thrilling craft.
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Download Free Printable Dinosaur Crafts for Preschoolers
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Get ready for an adventure with your very own prehistoric paper friend! Let your creativity soar as you bring your dinosaur to life. This delightful craft is not only entertaining but also educational, fostering imagination and fine motor skills. Don’t forget to explore our other exciting crafts and activities. Start your crafting journey today!