Dinosaur Art and Crafts

For the next post in the Play, Craft and Learn with Dinosaurs series, we’re featuring dinosaur art and crafts!

Dinosaur Art and Crafts

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Paper Plate Dinosaur

For this craft we made a Brachiosaurus from an orange paper plate, a triangle cork stamper I made a few months ago, and brown paint. F stamped all over the paper plate and then we left it to dry.


I cut up the plate into a body piece, neck and head, tail, and four legs.

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F glued the pieces together (with a little help for the neck and tail) and then added a googly eye to the head.Dinosaur Art and Crafts


The finished craft!

Dinosaur Art and Crafts

Cardboard Tube Dinosaur

This cute triceratops printable comes from DLTK-Kids – and is available in a colour or black and white version. I was going to design my own but it’s not really my strong suit – and there are so many great free resources around! First F coloured the black and white version with a variety of green and brown pens and pencils.


While he was napping I cut out the pieces and attached 1/2″ glue dots to the relevant areas so that he could assemble the dinosaur when he woke up. He did everything apart from the tail which he asked me to do. Some of the feet were on the wrong sides and the head had a rather jaunty angle, but it didn’t matter!Dinosaur Art and Crafts


Here’s his finished craft and also with the color version that I made (it’s not supposed to be stripey, that’s just my dodgy printer!). Oh yes, and we added googly eyes to these dinosaurs too! 🙂

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Dinosaur Collage

I decided that we should make some artwork using some dinosaur cookie cutters (from this set) and shaped sponges that we have. The dinosaur shapes included Tyrannosaurus Rex, Pterodactyl, and Stegosaurus. We used brown and green paint and F made prints all over some brown card.

However, I was slightly underwhelmed by the final result, so we used it as a background for adding some dinosaur stampers and also some foam stickers that were sent to us by our friends at craftprojectideas.com.Dinosaur Art and Crafts

Here’s the finished mixed-media collage!

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Dinosaur Water Paint

We painted the dino pictures together from our Melissa & Doug Paint with Water book.

Dinosaur Art and Crafts

Dinosaur Papercraft

It’s been a while since I did some papercraft and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to make this Stegosaurus and T-Rex from my Big Bumper Book of Paper Models.Dinosaur Art and Crafts


It was well over a year ago, but this dinosaur pop-up card that we made for F’s cousin was a real joint effort!


This post is part of the Play, Craft and Learn with Dinosaurs series, so please check out the rest of the team for more dinosaur art and crafts!

Dinosaur Paintings from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

DIY Dinosaur Hat for Kids from Lalymom

Quick Upcycled Dino Bracelet from Glittering Muffins

DIY Aged Artwork from Makeovers and Motherhood

Dinosaurs on Pinterest


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