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20 Roar-some Dinosaur Crafts for Preschoolers: Prehistoric Explorers!

20 Dinosaur Activities for Little Prehistoric Explorers! Roar-some Crafts

Hey little explorers! Are you ready to go on an adventure back in time to the world of dinosaurs?

Imagine walking with the huge Brontosaurus or hearing the roar of the T-Rex! While we can’t travel back in time, we can bring dinosaurs to life through a few super-fun crafts.

Let’s get our hands a little messy and our imaginations running wild as we dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with 20 amazing dinosaur crafts perfect for preschoolers like you.

Gr-ab your paint and paper, and let’s stomp into the world of these fascinating creatures with crafts that are just as fun as they are educational!


Dinosaur Crafts for Preschoolers


Creating dinosaur crafts is a fantastic way for preschoolers to learn and have fun! Dinosaurs, those giant creatures from the past, fascinate kids, and these crafts are perfect for little hands.

Let’s explore 20 exciting dinosaur craft ideas:


 1. Paper Plate Dinosaurs

Paper Plate Dinosaurs

Let’s turn paper plates into big, smiling dinosaurs!

Use paper plates to make dinosaur faces. Paint them bright colors, add googly eyes, and use paper to make horns or spikes.

All you need are

  • Plain paper plate, regular-sized
  • Craft paper in different colors
  • Sharpies or markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Epic dinosaurs from https://artsycraftsymom.com/paper-plate-dinosaur-craft/


2. Dinosaur Footprints

Dinosaur Footprints

This is such a cool idea to do with your toddler.

Dip your feet in washable paint and walk on paper to make dinosaur footprints.

It’s messy and fun!

You will need

  • Green Paint
  • Black Marker
  • Googly eye
  • A foot! 

Check from https://www.craftymorning.com/alligator-dinosaur-footprint-crafts-kids/


3. Dino Egg Rocks

Dino Egg Rocks


Go back to the pre-historic age and paint small rocks to look like dinosaur eggs.

You can even hide them in a sandbox for a dino egg hunt!

You will need 

  • Sand
  • Rocks (painted)
  • Foil or plastic tray
  • Dinosaur figurines
  • Decorative stones
  • Other play items like a fish net and a plastic spoon.
  • Sticks and leaves

Check from https://www.beafunmum.com/2012/09/fun-with-painted-rocks-dinosaur-imaginative-play/


4. Dinosaur Handprint Art

Dinosaur Handprint Art

There are numerous ways to draw dinosaurs with handprints. This is just one of them.

Use your handprint to create a dinosaur. Paint your hand, press it on paper, and add details like eyes and teeth.

From https://www.chemknits.com/2017/01/luckysaurus-and-rowdrasaus-handprint.html?m=1


5. Dino Pasta Skeletons

Dino Pasta Skeletons


Glue different shapes of pasta onto paper to make a dinosaur skeleton.

Take up a piece of brown-colored paper and glue some sand particles.

Draw a dinosaur outline. Now stick different shapes of pasta to fill up the space.

Have a great craft ready.

Image from https://www.twinkl.co.in/


6. Dinosaur Balloons

Dinosaur Balloons

From Pinterest


Dinosaur Balloons

These are cute and perfect for party balloons.

Decorate balloons with paper to look like dinosaur heads.

You will need some inflated balloons and colored cardstock.

You can draw on them or add paper teeth and eyes.

Check how to from https://ohhappyday.com/2017/01/mini-dinosaur-balloon-sticks/


7. Bubble Wrap Dinosaurs

Bubble Wrap Dinosaurs

One of the best dinosaur crafts I have seen.

Use bubble wrap as a stamp to make cool dinosaur skin patterns on paper.

You will need

  • Black century sheet
  • Bubble wrap
  • Crayons
  • Cello tape
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Clay doughs of different colors

Check out this cool craft from https://www.kidsartncraft.com/bubble-wrap-dinosaur/amp/


8. Toilet Roll Dinosaurs

Toilet Roll Dinosaurs

Transform toilet paper rolls into cute dinosaurs with some paint and paper for the head and tail.

Hours of fun and happiness.

You need

  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • paper roll
  • white paper
  • color paper (two shades of green)
  • markers (black and green)

Check https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/paper-roll-dinosaur/


9. Paper Mache Dinosaur Eggs

Paper Mache Dinosaur Eggs


Make big dinosaur eggs using paper mache and then paint them in fun colors.

Not a kid’s craft but a craft to make along with the kids.

You will need

  • Balloon -12in (one per egg)
  • Bowls
  • Newspaper (shredded into long strips)
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Shallow dish
  • White paint
  • Foam brush
  • White spray paint (optional)
  • Colored paint (adding decoration is optional)

Check from https://www.momtrends.com/kids/how-to-make-your-own-dinosaur-egg


10. Dinosaur Tails

Dinosaur Tails

This is surely not a kid’s craft but something that a kid will have ample fun with.

Sew or glue felt to make dinosaur tails that kids can wear.

You will need a main fabric and contrasting fabric.

Check https://andreasnotebook.com/handmade-dress-up-diy-dino-tail-tutorial/ to find out better.


11. Dino Sock Puppets

Dino Sock Puppets

Turn old socks into dinosaur puppets with buttons for eyes and felt for teeth.

The best for little kid’s party ideas. And it is so handy as it doesn’t require any sewing.

Supplies you need 

  • Stretchy glove ($1 a pair at most stores)
  • Googly eyes
  • Craft or hot glue, glue gun
  • White Felt
  • Scissors

Check from https://athriftymom.com/dinosaur-puppet-diy-no-sew-craft-project-for-kids-partyidea-craft/


12. Cupcake Liner Dinosaurs

Cupcake Liner Dinosaurs


Flatten cupcake liners and glue them onto paper to make colorful dinosaur shapes.

Materials required

  • Craft paper in different colors
  • Cupcake liners in plain colors
  • Googly Eyes
  • Scissors and Glue
  • Pencil and Color Markers

Check out https://artsycraftsymom.com/cupcake-liner-dinosaur-craft/


13. Clay Dinosaurs

Clay Dinosaurs

From Pinterest

Mold dinosaurs out of clay and let them dry for a permanent creation.

Color them with acrylic paint. It will stay.

Make the back with a different colored clay.


14. Dinosaur Masks

Dinosaur Masks


Cut out cardboard in the shape of a dinosaur face and decorate it.

Easily make dinosaur masks with the help of templates.

Download from https://justfamilyfun.com/free-printable-kids-dino-mask-templates/


15. Fingerprint Dinos

Fingerprint Dinos

Inspired from Pinterest


You have done footprint and handprint dinos, and here come the fingerprint dinos.

Dip your fingers in the paint and press them onto paper. Add details to turn these prints into tiny dinosaurs.


16. Dinosaur Stencils

Dinosaur Stencils


Use dinosaur-shaped stencils to draw and color inside.

Download different patterns and dinosaur stencils from  https://suncatcherstudio.com/patterns/dinosaurs/


17. Dinosaur Stick Puppets

Dinosaur Stick Puppets


Glue dinosaur pictures onto popsicle sticks to make simple puppets.

All you need

  • Colored Paper
  • Craft Glue
  • Pencil
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors

Check it from https://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/Summer-Ideas/Paper-Dinosaur-Puppet-Craft-111090


18. Dino Sensory Bin

Dino Sensory Bin


Fill a bin with sand, plastic dinosaurs, and plants to create a mini-dinosaur world.

Have a great time with toddlers in your house.

You will need

  • 41 Qt, Clear Sensory Bin (Large) or an IKEA FLISAT Children’s Sensory Table
  • Green Coloured Rice (see instruction below)
  • Large Lima Beans
  • Red Kidney Beans
  • Artificial Leaves 
  • Artificial Succulent Flowers Plants
  • Green Easter Eggs
  • Rocks
  • Dinosaur Toys
  • Large Wooden Bowls
  • Small Wooden Bowls
  • Mini Wood Scoopers

Check from https://happytoddlerplaytime.com/dinosaur-sensory-bin-for-toddlers/


19. Dinosaur Garden

Dinosaur Garden


Plant little plants in a tray and add toy dinosaurs to make a dinosaur garden.

Not a fairy garden but a dinosaur garden.

If possible find some pre-historic plants to make it look more natural.

Check https://gluesticksblog.com/dinosaur-garden-for-kids-fairy-garden-video/


20. Dinosaur Necklace

Dinosaur Necklace


Not everybody’s cup of tea. But you can surely make it.

String beads and small dinosaur toys onto a string to make a fun necklace.

Check https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-dinosaur-necklace-for-kids/


These crafts are not only enjoyable but also help preschoolers develop their creativity, fine motor skills, and love for learning.

So, let’s start crafting and exploring the amazing world of dinosaurs together!


My Take on Dinosaur Crafts for Preschoolers

Wow, what an adventure we’ve had exploring the ancient world of dinosaurs through our crafts!

From making our dinosaur footprints to creating our very own mini dinosaur gardens, we’ve learned so much and had tons of fun.

Remember, every time you create a dinosaur craft, you’re not just making a cool piece of art; you’re also learning about these incredible creatures that lived long ago.

So keep crafting, keep exploring, and who knows? Maybe you’ll become a dinosaur expert one day!

Keep roaring and exploring little dinosaurs!


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