Dinosaur Crafts For Toddlers & Preschoolers

Dinosaurs were once the biggest animals that ever lived. No man has till now seen an actual dinosaur, but we still know how they look. Kids are always fascinated by the thought of dinosaurs; in fact, even adults love them.

Who hasn’t watched Jurassic Park? That was everyone’s favorite movie at one point. Dinosaurs have always been a part of our childhood games and TV shows, especially Barney, the purple dinosaur.


DIY Dinosaur Crafts For Kids

Here we have with us cool DIY dinosaur crafts for kids. They will surely enjoy working on this. These innovative craft activities will increase your child’s brain functioning and get out the creative and the artistic side in them. So, let’s get started!

The Gigantic Dinosaur

Dinosaur Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers The Gigantic Dinosaur
Image Source/TutorialA Bird and a Bean

Materials Required:

  • Empty tissue boxes
  • Duct tape
  • Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Sponge
  • Glue 

This is a super innovative way for the kids to make dinosaur crafts. This is very easy to make out of old tissue boxes. They can use this as dinosaur feet. Since winter is coming, they can also use this as home slippers. This is such an excellent idea, and the kids will love this one. This will really help the kids to learn something new by creating such crafts. They will get to know how to make crafts out of waste.

The Paper Plate Dinosaur

Dinosaur Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers The Paper Plate Dinosaur
Image Source/Tutorial- The Craft Train

Materials Required:

  • 23cm/9″ paper plates
  • Acrylic paint
  • Colored card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Brushes
  • Sponge for shape stamping
  • The printable diplodocus template

Dinosaurs are super fun and exciting to learn about. There were so many different kinds of dinosaurs in the world it’s interesting to learn about them. This craft is very different. With this craft idea, you can make the different kinds of dinosaurs that were present. It is an excellent way for the kids to be engaged, and they get to create an entire landscape for the relic.

The Paper Plate Triceratops

Dinosaur Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers The Paper Plate Triceratops
Image Source/Tutorial – Arty Crafty Kids

Materials Required :

  • 2 Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • White Card Stock
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Marker Pen

These are excellent ways to decorate your child’s room. You can hand these paper plate triceratops from the ceiling. This craft gives a monstrous look to your dinosaur, making them look scary. Kids are going to love making these adorable dinosaurs. The opening mouth gives it a 3D look and makes it look realistic. This could be an excellent way to perform a craft if your child had some craft competition.

The Wading Dinosaur

Dinosaur Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers The Wading Dinosaur
Image Source/Tutorial – Busy Bee Kids Crafts

Materials Required:

  • Printed Wading Dinosaur to color (print on a sturdy paper like white construction paper or card stock)
  • Blue, brown and green construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue and/or tape
  • Markers or crayons

This is slightly a different kind of craft. It was easy and relatively simple to do. This craft gives a 3D effect to your dinosaur, making it look as if it’s coming out of water. It looks as if this dinosaur is swimming in water. You can use your imagination and make your dinosaur extraordinarily creative and artistic. Kids will thoroughly enjoy a lot while doing this.

The Dinosaur Hat With Tail

Dinosaur Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers The Dinosaur Hat With Tail
Image Source/Tutorial – paper and Glue.com

Materials Required:

  • 3 sheets of green construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Tape

This is an extremely fantastic way to prepare a hat. This is an excellent idea for a costume party. This will make your kids stand out from the crowd. The spikes on the tail and the crown make it look authentic and scary. This is super easy to do, and it’s extremely fun. You can also add on by adding creases on the spikes to make it more natural.

The Tissue Paper Dinosaur

Dinosaur Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers The Tissue Paper Dinosaur
Image Source/Tutorial –  Mom Unleashed

Materials Required:

  • An Old Piece of Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Markers
  • Glue
  • Tissue Paper (in Colors of Your Choice)

This is a cute way to decorate your child’s room by placing it all around. You can come up with the color of your choice’s tissue paper and make it as creative as possible. This will teach a lot to your kids, and they will indeed get hooked on this. Instead of being tied to their gadgets, they can make these creative crafts and engage themselves. The structure of the tissue paper gives it a realistic look.

The Egg Carton Dinosaur

Dinosaur Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers The Egg Carton Dinosaur
Image Source/Tutorial – Our Kid Things

Materials Required:

  • 6 count egg carton
  • Small hole punch
  • Pipe cleaners in assorted colors
  • Acrylic paints in assorted colors
  • Small googly eyes
  • Green and yellow paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

This is a very excellent way to use your old egg cartons. We usually throw away our egg cartons as they are of no use to us. Here the kids have a chance to put these old cartons to use by making cute and small dinosaurs with old egg cartons. You can use your creativity to create your dinosaur. You can create a lot of them and keep them as a collection in the corner of your room.

The Poseable Paper T. Rex

Dinosaur Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers The Poseable Paper T. Rex
Image Source/Tutorial – Instructables.com

Materials Required:

Download the dinosaur construct paper from the above link and follow the instructions

This is a super cool way to make your dinosaur. This is a moveable dinosaur, and your dinosaur will love playing with them. You can download the construction paper from the website and get it printed. Then there will be instructions for you to construct the dinosaur. Your kids will be super thrilled and excited because they’ll be constructing a dinosaur from scratch.

Dinosaur Lantern Jars

Dinosaur Lantern Jars
Image Source/Tutorial –  Made to be a Momma

Materials Required:

  • Glass Jars
  • Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Black Permanent Vinyl
  • Cutting Machine
  • Dinosaur silhouette shapes
  • Battery operated tea lights

This is a very excellent way to light lamps in your house. This gives a very pre-historic look to the lanterns with all the dinosaurs placed around. You can tie a rope around the jar and hand it from the ceiling, and it will give a very striking and incredible look. Turn off all the lights in your house and light up this jar, it will illuminate, and there will be dinosaur shadows all around the house. Kids will definitely love this project.

The Toilet Roll Dinosaur

The Toilet Roll Dinosaur
Image Source/Tutorial – The Craft Train

Materials Required:

  • Cardboard tubes
  • Scissors
  • Paint and paintbrush
  • Permanent marker to draw on the eyes

This is such a cute way to make dinosaurs. This is like a best out of the waste project, and this will be extremely useful for any of such competition for your kids. This can be funnily be worn on your hand like a big, giant bracelet. Kids will definitely love playing around with the dinosaur. This is the kind of toy that kids can make without having to spend any money.

The Gigantic Dinosaur Poop

The Gigantic Dinosaur Poop
Image Source/Tutorial – I Can Teach My Child

Materials Required:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • Small amounts of dried rice, twigs, nuts, grass, chow mien noodles, etc. to add texture
  • Poop-colored acrylic paint

Are you in for a big gigantic poop? Here you have a chance to prepare big dinosaur poop. Poop is highly disgusting, and obviously, no one likes poop. It skinks, and it’s super gross. Here you get a fantastic opportunity to prank your friends by placing this giant poop in front of their house. It will be a hilarious prank. You will have a good time playing around with it

The Dinosaur Hat

The Dinosaur Hat
Image Source/Tutorial – Crafty Morning

Materials Required:

  • Poster paint
  • One egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Stapler
  • Paint brush

This is a very creative way to engage the kids with cute and funny dinosaur hats. You can make it as creative as possible. This is super easy to do, and kids will love this. It’s a fun project which will entertain them and also a platform to show their creativity. This can be a big hit for them in front of their friends. You can use any set of colors according to your choice.

The Cardboard Box Dinosaur

The Cardboard Box Dinosaur
Image Source/Tutorial – Adventure in a Box

Materials Required:

  • Big cardboard box
  • Cutter
  • Paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Tape

This is a very creative way to make a dinosaur. Kids are definitely going to love playing with this. This is highly creative and a cute way for a toddler for an excellent costume party. You can get as creative as you want. The more, the better. After this, I’m sure the kids won’t keep this down, even for a minute. This also gives a realistic look to the dinosaur.

DIY Dinosaur Fossil

DIY Dinosaur Fossil
Image Source/Tutorial – Little Bins For Little Hands

Materials Required:

  • 2 cups all-purpose bleached flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • Round cookie cutter
  • Dinosaur Figures

Kids always love to experiment with things. They’re always curious to dig deeper. Here is a fantastic opportunity for them to experiment with DIY dinosaur fossils.

This is such a creative craft idea, and it gives them an understanding and an exposure to learn about dinosaur fossils and paleontology. This can also be used to prank your friends by telling them you discovered dinosaur fossils.

These were some fantastic craft ideas to make a DIY dinosaur. Kids are definitely going to love these cool and creative ideas. These are some creative activities to engage the kids and spring out their inner talents instead of them wasting time on gadgets.

Developing skills at such a young age will definitely help them in the future. Dinosaurs have always been a massive part of our childhood, and this is a great way to spring up our memories.

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