23 ROARINGLY Awesome Dinosaur Crafts

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Looking for dinosaur crafts?

I have 23 EXCITING dinosaur-themed crafts and activities that are perfect to do in the classroom or at home with your preschoolers!

Let’s get started with these ROARING awesome dinosaur crafts.


#1: Walking Dinosaur Paper Plates

I love crafts that the kids can play with after they are done making them. It makes the activity more exciting for them!

This paper plate dinosaur craft is the perfect dinosaur activity for preschoolers because they can walk!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

acrylic paint set

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B. Set-up

Cut a paper plate in half and paint them the colors you want! Also, cut a TP roll in half and paint them the same colors as the dinosaurs.

Create a head and tail for the dinosaurs! If you are making a stegosaurus, you’ll make the head small, and the brachiosaurs neck will be long!

C. Activity

Make small boney plates for the stegosaurs using white card stock. Have the kids create dinosaur prints using their toy dinosaurs with paint on the plates!

You can also have the kids make prints on the dinosaur’s body to add some extra color!

Make two small cuts on both sides of the TP roll so they can fit on the paper plate to walk!


#2: Salt Dough Fossils

Salt dough activities couldn’t be easier, and they turn out so cool!

Your kids will love this dinosaur craft! They will love playing with their dinosaur fossils for pretend play or in a sensory bin.

salt dough dino fossils

How to do this activity

A. Recipe

skeleton dino set

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B. Set-up

Mix the water, salt, and water to make the salt dough. You can use a spoon to mix, but I suggest using a hand mixer to do this step!

Make a small ball and flatten it with your hand!

C. Activity

Press the dinosaur toy or skeleton gently into the dough, then lift it slowly to see the impression.

Place all your fossils on a baking sheet and place them in the oven at 250F for 1-2 hours.

Remove once they are hard and play! You can add these in a sand bin so the kids can reveal them with paintbrushes like real paleontologists!


#3: Dinosaur Letter Collage

This dinosaur craft for preschoolers is a fun way to create a letter of the alphabet!

It helps them connect an object with a letter, which also helps build beginning sound skills!

letter collage

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Make a bubble letter d on a piece of white cardstock paper with a marker.

Have your little one start scrunching up pieces of green tissue paper!

C. Activity

Put glue ALL over the letter d. They will be filling up the entire letter with scrunched tissue paper.

Start placing the scrunched-up tissue paper balls onto the letter.

Create spikes out of orange cardstock paper and glue them on the curve of the d.

Lastly, make a head shape using green cardstock paper and add a googly eye to finish your letter craft.

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#4: Dinosaur Resist Craft

Use my free printable for this fun dinosaur craft!

I love resist crafts! The reveal is always so fun for the kids at the end of the project.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • paint
  • masking tape
  • poms
  • clothespins
  • free printable

B. Set-up

Print off my dinosaur templates cut them out, and use masking tape to tape them to cardstock paper.

C. Activity

Attach clothespins to craft poms for the kids to use to make prints! They will dip their pom into paint and make prints all over the paper.

They will also make prints all around the dinosaur image so it will show up when it comes time to pull it off!

Slowly peel up the image to avoid rips. Check out how cool the dinosaur shows up!

This fun dinosaur craft was featured in Twinkl’s Best Do it Yourself Dinosaur Crafts for Dinovember.

Check out the article for some other awesome dinosaur crafts for kids.


#5: Track Painting

Creating dinosaur tracks is the perfect dinosaur craft! It’s a simple and fun way for them to create some process art.

Your toddlers can compare the sizes of the dinosaur prints and have a blast creating art with their dinosaurs.

dinosaur track art

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

art tray

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B. Set-up

Roll out a piece of easel paper and tape it to the floor so the sides won’t come up.

Pour out some paint on an art tray!

C. Activity

Dip the dinosaurs’ feet into the paint and place them on the paper! Make several prints with each dinosaur-like they are walking.

Do this with each dinosaur and use different colors to show the differences between the tracks. Discuss the differences!

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#6: Shape Dinosaur Craft

Here’s a great dinosaur craft that involves learning with shapes!

This is an easy and fun craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • colored paper
  • glue stick
  • googly eyes
  • scissors

B. Set-up

Create the shapes on paper with a pencil and have the kids cut the shapes out!

C. Activity

Have the kids talk about the different shapes that they see when they glue them down on the paper to make the dinosaur.

They will add googly eyes and a smile to their dinosaur!

RELATED: Shape Activities


#7: Volcano Blow Art

Your kids are going to love the process of blow art!

This volcano dinosaur craft is fun to make and perfect for your dinosaur lover.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • liquid watercolors
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • free dinosaur printable
  • droppers
  • straw

B. Set-up

Add liquid watercolors into bowls- we used red and orange.

Then, print off my dinosaur silhouettes.

C. Activity

Have the kids drop a few drops on the cardstock paper using the dropper of the red or orange liquid watercolors.

Then, they will use a straw to blow around the watercolors on the paper.

Once they do this step, wait a few minutes for it to dry before adding on the other paper to make sure those pieces don’t get wet.

While waiting, create the volcano out of brown cardstock and cut out the silhouettes. Use a glue stick to paste them on the bottom of the volcano!


#8: Handprint Dinosaurs

This handprint dinosaur craft is adorable and so fun to make!

I love simple paper crafts. This one is a must-try for a dinosaur unit.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • googly eyes
  • scissors
  • buttons
  • glue

B. Set-up

Make a dinosaur body out of colored paper and cut it out.

Trace your child’s hands and cut them out.

C. Activity

Add on googly eyes and make a smile for each dinosaur.

Then, have your child use a glue stick to paste their handprints on the back of the dinosaur, so it looks like spikes!

Then, you can create spots on the dinosaur with paper, or you can use buttons.

Lastly, we added some spikes on the tail using paper by making triangles and claws at the bottom of its feet.


#9: Color and Count Book

This color and count book is a great way for kids to practice counting and reading skills!

This dinosaur craft book is fun for kids to color while they practice numbers.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • free printable
  • printer paper
  • markers
  • crayons
  • stapler
Click HERE to grab your dinosaur coloring book

B. Set-up

Print off the book pages and cut them out.

C. Activity

Have the kids color the pages of the book. Go over the words in each sentence and highlight the numbers and colors!

Once they are all done coloring the pages, put the page numbers in order and staple it together to make a book.

RELATED: Math Printables


#10: Dinosaur Name Craft

Here’s an adorable dinosaur craft that involves some learning!

Your toddler or preschooler will love this fun name craft to practice building their name.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • craft poms
  • googly eyes
  • marker

B. Set-up

Draw your dinosaur shape on paper and cut it out!

Create the number of plates you’ll name for your child’s name.

C. Activity

Have your child write the letters of their names on the plates you created.

Then, they will use a glue stick to glue the letters in the correct order on the back of the dinosaur.

Then, they can decorate the dinosaur by adding googly eyes and poms!


#11: Dinosaur Skeleton Craft

My kids are really intrigued by dinosaur fossils! I love taking them to the Natural History Museum to check out the dinosaur bones.

This dinosaur craft is a fun way for preschoolers to create their own skeletons!

chalk dino craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Draw a dinosaur on black cardstock paper.

Create the bony plates out of different colored cardstock paper.

C. Activity

Have the kids draw the dinosaur’s head and bones using chalk, a chalk marker, or a white pastel crayon.

Then, they will use colored cardstock paper to create the bony plates on the back of the stegosaurus!

Glue them on the black cardstock paper.


#12: Build A Dinosaur Craft

My son loved crafts or activities where he can build something himself.

This dinosaur craft is perfect for kids to make their own dinosaurs, and all you have to do is print if off!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • build-a-dinosaur printable
Click here to grab the build-a-dinosaur printable

B. Set-up

Print off the dinosaurs that you would like the kids to build. There are also backgrounds provided that you can print off.

C. Activity

The kids will cut out the pieces of the dinosaur. Then, they will use the sample cards provided to make their dinosaur.

They can paste the dinosaur on the background!

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#13: Dinosaur Color by Code

Got a kiddo that is working on sight words? This is the perfect dinosaur craft for them!

Working on color by codes is a fun way for kids to practice reading.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • crayons
  • markers
  • printable
Click HERE to grab your FREE Sight Word Color by Code

B. Set-up

Print off the sight word color by codes you want the kids to do.

C. Activity

Review the words on the color by code before the kids start.

Then, they will find each word in the dinosaur image, and the key will show them what color to color each word!

RELATED: How to Teach Sight Words


#14: Fizzy Dinosaur Eggs

Preschoolers love surprises, don’t they? These fizzy dinosaur eggs are such a hit because, inside each little egg, there is a mini dinosaur!

Fizzy experiments are always so much fun. The kids love watching the eruption happen!

fizzy dinosaur eggs

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

In each bowl, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of water, and 1-2 drops of food coloring.

Mix each bowl up. It should be crumbly! If it’s too wet, it won’t form into an egg shape. Add more baking soda if this happens.

Put a little of the mix in your hands and add in the dinosaur. Cover up the dinosaur with the remaining baking soda mix!

C. Activity

*Place the eggs in the freezer for 15 minutes before starting the activity!*

When ready, put the eggs into a sensory bin. Get some droppers or squirt bottles for the kids to squirt the vinegar.

Let the kids have a blast watching the fizzy eggs and their little dinosaurs appear!


#15: Dinosaur Ice Eggs

We love rescuing toy activities! The kids get so excited to be able to release their animals from being trapped!

This dinosaur craft is so fun your kids will beg you to do it again!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

circle ice set

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B. Set-up

Place a small dinosaur in a circle ice mold and place it in the freezer overnight!

C. Activity

Fill up some squirt bottles with warm water. Place the eggs in a sensory bin!

Have the kids use the squirt bottles full of warm water to release their dinosaur toys! See how long it takes them to free each dinosaur.

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#16: Dinosaur Learning Activity Book

I really enjoy making these activity books. It is JAM PACKED with learning!

In this activity book, your little ones can work on the following skills: alphabet matching, colors, shapes, patterns, beginning sounds, counting, and numbers.

Check out what is in the entire activity book by checking out this video!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE to grab your Dinosaur Learning Book

laminator

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B. Set-up

This does take some set-up but believe me, it’s well worth it! Laminate only the sheets that need it (these are the pieces). The other main sheets can go in sheet protectors inside the binder. Cut out the pieces once laminated. If it’s an activity that would need velcro circles, you can add those on there and on the binder so they will stick together.

C. Activity

Your little one can complete the activities over and over again! This is a great way to practice new skills as well as work on recognition!

I just bought this laminator for my house! I love having my own laminator because I can laminate all the activity sheets that I want to do repeatedly. It saves so much on ink and paper.

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#17: Dinosaur Egg Alphabet Match

Alphabet matching is a great way to review the letters of the alphabet with preschoolers!

It’s a way to check for understanding that kids can differentiate between the letters. This is a FUN and engaging way to get them excited to learn.

letter match dinosaurs

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • FREE Dinosaur Alphabet match
  • plastic eggs
  • sand (optional)
  • letters
  • sensory bin (optional)
plastic eggs

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Click HERE for your FREE Dinosaur Letter Match

B. Set-up

Print off my FREE dinosaur alphabet match printable. Cut out the letters and place them inside plastic eggs.

C. Activity

You can have all the eggs in a sensory bin, or you can even hide them around your home or classroom for the kids to find!

They will open up the egg, identify the letter and match it up to the egg on the dinosaur alphabet mat!

RELATED: Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers


#18: Feed and Count Dinosaur Activity

Feeding activities have become a BIG hit around here! They work great for fine motor skills, color recognition, and counting skills.

This dinosaur craft and activity is a great way to hit multiple learning skills while having some fun!

dinosaur count and feed

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your Count and Feed Printable

pom poms

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B. Set-up

In a sensory bin, dump a whole bunch of different colored poms! Print off the characters and the counting cards. Cut out the characters, punch a hole in their mouth using a knife, and then cut the inside part of the mouth open. Tape the characters to a cup.

C. Activity

Have your little ones use the counting cards to see what color and how many of each color they should place inside the character’s mouth. They can use kid-friendly tweezers to add some fine motor skills, or you can just have them use their hands. They should tell you the number and count out loud how many they are placing inside!


#19: Dinosaur I SPY

I SPY activities have become a staple for us! The kids enjoy searching for the objects and seeing if they can find all of them before the other one can.

This is a wonderful and fun way to get some counting practice in as well!

dinosaur I SPY

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your FREE Dinosaur I SPY

B. Set-up

Print off the I SPY sheet and grab a marker!

C. Activity

Go through each of the objects on the sheet and have the kids find them on the sheet. Once they find one, cross it off with a marker, so they don’t go back to the same one. Have them write the amount there is on the line!


#20: Dinosaur Lava Experiment

This lava experiment is my favorite dinosaur craft we have done.

The kids ended up playing with this setup for 45 minutes! The fact that you can keep the experiment going for that long is AMAZING!

fizzy dinosaur experiment

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

color chemistry set

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B. Set-up

Dump an entire box of baking soda into a tray!

Make a volcano by using the clay that’s provided in the set. Place it around the beaker and paint it with the food dye provided or use your own at home! Inside the beaker, add a little baking soda!

Fill up plastic cups with vinegar and add a few drops of food coloring (red, orange, and yellow for the lava).

C. Activity

Add dinosaurs to the tray so they can play along with the figures during the experiment.

The kids will use droppers to move the vinegar-colored mix into the baking soda to see it fizz! This will go on for a long time since the whole tray is filled up!

Have them drop vinegar inside the volcano to see it explode!


#21: Clay Dinosaurs

I needed to add this to my list because it is such a cool dinosaur activity for preschoolers! My 3 and 6-year-old created these dinosaurs a month ago and are still playing with them!

I love this dinosaur craft because everything you need is right in the box!

clay dinosaurs

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How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Take everything out of the box and place it on an art tray.

C. Activity

Have your child create their own clay dinosaur! There are 3 dinosaur skeletons included. They can mix the colors and create their own special dinosaurs to play with.

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#22: Cupcake Liner Dinosaurs

This is an adorable dinosaur craft that is easy to make. Kids of all ages will love this fun craft.

I love using items that we have around the house as craft supplies! It’s fun and different for the kids.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cupcake liners
  • glue stick
  • cardstock paper
  • googly eyes
  • scissors

B. Set-up

Fold a cupcake liner in half and use a glue stick to make it stay shut.

C. Activity

Create shapes for the dinosaur’s head, spikes, legs, and tail out of colored paper.

We used the background of my build-a-dinosaur craft, I am going to link it above, but you can also just use white paper and make your own background.

Use a glue stick to stick all the pieces together to make a dinosaur! Then, add some eyes and a smile.


#23: Dinosaur Egg Craft

This dinosaur craft is fun for the kids! They will love decorating the eggs.

Grab my printable to do this activity, or make your own!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • colored paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • dot markers
  • dot stickers
Click here to grab the build-a-dinosaur activity
Click here for your free egg-shape

B. Set-up

Print off my build-a-dinosaur printable and free egg printable.

C. Activity

Trace the egg shape and make zig-zag cuts in the center of the egg to make the egg look broken.

Then, have the kids cut out the build-a-dinosaur dinosaurs and build them by using a glue stick.

They will paste the dinosaur on the front or on the back of the egg!

Decorate the eggs by using dot markers, dot stickers, or strips of paper.

Lastly, use a glue stick to glue the top of the egg on the side of the bottom of the egg!


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

I hope you found some dinosaur crafts that you can do with your little ones! The dinosaur theme is always so fun.

What’s your favorite dinosaur craft that you saw in my article? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Crafting!

Deena

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