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Easy Dinosaur Craft Preschool Activity

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This fun Dinosaur Craft Preschool Activity is so easy to make and so much fun. In other words, if you are looking for a preschool dinosaur art activity give this one a try. Firstly, it’s great for teaching your little ones to follow directions, and they get to create a fun dinosaur in the end. 

dinosaur craft for preschool

This fun craft is perfect for kids of all ages and is also a great way to exercise fine motor skills in a fun way when they are cutting and gluing the different pieces together! This easy dinosaur craft can be added to popsicle sticks and turned into puppets. Or glue them to a paper plate.

Dinosaur Craft Preschool Activity

This fun dinosaur activity is such a simple craft, it’s great for color recognition too! You can use construction paper or use cardstock and make adorable dinosaur cards, there are so many things that you can do with these adorable dinosaurs.

In addition, it is a quick and easy dinosaur art project that little fingers will enjoy. For instance, the bright colors, fun shapes, and easy assemble pieces help your little process art in a new way. You can help walk your child through the steps to make their one-of-a-kind dinosaur today.

Dinosaur Craft Preschool Activity

This dinosaur-themed craft is great for boys and girls. For example, sit down on a rainy day, or do this craft in preschool or daycare. After that, you can add a popsicle stick to the back of them and you have a fun dinosaur puppet. In short, no matter what the occasion is, I think any little one will really enjoy this project. 

What Type Of Paper Do I Need For This Dinosaur Craft Preschool Activity?

To clarify, you will want a sturdier paper. The printer paper is too thin to hold up, for example. You want to reach for a cardstock, for instance. You can buy it online or go to your local craft store or mass merchant. Meanwhile, find any colors you want.

You will want at least 3-4 different colors. However, having a variety of bold or even pastel colors will help set the Dinosaur Craft Preschool Activity apart! 

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What To Do With The Dinosaurs Once Finished 

in short, let your toddler or preschooler play with them! Whether they have a puppet show or just play with them at the table. It can bring hours of fun after. We made some the other day and they were so fun!

Another fun paper craft for little ones to play with is these Pinwheels

Check out this Preschool Dinosaur Craft. Bright, colorful, and so easy to make. This dinosaur craft is the perfect rainy day toddler activity. #dinosaur #craft #papercraft

Ways To Work With Your Child While Making These Dinosaurs

Colors 

Take time to help teach your child what color is. Ask them if they know and if they don’t share what color the paper is. Teaching colors is a great toddler activity.

Shapes

You will use triangles and circles in this craft. It is a great time to introduce shapes to your preschooler if they don’t know them already. Help them learn that triangles have three points, and circles are round with no edges. 

Cutting 

Depending on your child’s age, you might be open to letting them use children’s scissors and try cutting out the shapes. But please supervise them. They might need help and guidance but it is a great motor skill they can practice with this Dinosaur Craft Preschool Activity.

Talk About Dinosaurs 

Sit down and talk about dinosaurs, the names of dinosaurs, different sizes, and so on. Help educate them about how dinosaurs used to roam the earth years ago, for example. 

Glue Sticks

Lastly, with a little help, you can teach them how to use a glue stick. It is learning to follow directions, and master their fine motor skills. 

green and blue dinosaur craft for preschool kids

Can I Use Different Shapes For Spots On Dinosaur Craft Preschool Activity

You are welcome to hand cut out any shapes you want for your dinosaur. Let your children have options if you want. I just went with circles for the classic look.

But feel free to have fun and make your dinosaurs unique to you. That’s 1 of the good things about arts and crafts, you can make this paper dinosaur on your own.

What If I Don’t Have Googly Eyes For This Dinosaur Craft Preschool Activity

Certainly, if you don’t have any googly eyes on hand, just use a marker or pen and draw on the eyes. The googly eyes are fun, but not something that you have to have. You can also, buy them online at Amazon or stop in at your craft store and pick some up. 

Grab The Free Printable Dinosaur Template.

When To Make This Paper Dinosaur Craft For Preschool

  • Rainy Day activity
  • For craft time 
  • Working on motor skills, colors, shapes, etc. 
  • To make and give to a loved one a handmade gift
  • Just for fun, it is a great activity for kids

There is never a wrong time to add a dinosaur craft for Preschool to your day, just to sum it up. These dinosaurs are darling and so simple to make. Plus you only need a handful of supplies to make them. 

You should also check out other fun crafts for kids such as the Paper Tiger and Paper Lion.

Preschool Dinosaur Craft
Yield: 1

Preschool Dinosaur Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

There is never a wrong time to add a dinosaur craft for Preschool to your day, am I right? These dinosaurs are darling and so simple to make. Plus you only need a handful of supplies to make them. 

Materials

  • Cardstock or colored paper
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Pencil or marker
  • Grab The Free Dinosaur Template Above

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Print the template and cut out the body parts of the dinosaur. 
    2. Take the 5 triangular shapes and glue them onto the back of the dinosaur's hump.
    3. Grab the 3 circles and glue them to the middle of the dinosaur's body.
    4. Glue on the Dinosaur feet.
    5. Finish it up by gluing the two googly eyes and using a pencil or marker to draw a smile on the dinosaur face.
    6. Use two different-sized googly eyes to make the dinosaur look adorable.

How long does it take to make a dinosaur paper craft?

It takes about 20-25 minutes to start and finish your dinosaur craft. That is not a long time at all!

Is this craft actually easy enough for Preschooler?

Yes! As long as you are comfortable with them working with scissors, they are completely capable of doing this craft on their own. If needed, you can do the cutting for them and leave the rest to them.

Victoria

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

hi! very pretty craft. I cant find the template to print! could you point it out please

Jamela P

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Check the post, above the instructions.

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