Paper Plate Dinosaur

Dinosaurs once ruled the earth with power and might, but this paper plate dinosaur is here to play and have fun!

With a simple paper plate, you can help your child create their very own dino that they can play with for hours!

Paper Plate Dinosaur Craft

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Dinosaurs are all the rage with kids, it’s not a secret that at the age of preschool and kindergarten, kids know a million dinosaur names. It’s fun to make all kinds of dino-themed crafts, like this paper mache dinosaur or these dino egg cards.

Also, why not have kids color the whole set of dinosaur coloring pages? And after they’re done, have them learn how to draw a dinosaur on their own with only a few steps.

Paper Plate Dinosaur

Take the time to make this dino craft, especially if your child is highly interested in dinosaurs.

Paper Plate Dinosaur (stegosaurus)

This will excite them even more about learning and discovering these ancient creatures.

How to Make the Paper Plate Dinosaur

What you need:

  • printable template (optional)
  • paper plate
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • color paper (green and blue)
  • blue acrylic paint
  • markers (black and blue)
  • paintbrush
  • googly eyes
Materials Used

Step by Step Tutorial

Cut the paper plate in half.

Step 1

Paint half of the paper plate with blue paint.

Step 2

Cut out the template.

Step 3

Take the time to draw around the head, legs, and tail on blue paper.

Step 4

Draw around the bonny plates on green paper.

You can trace five smaller plates instead of just three.

Step 5

Glue the moving eyes onto the face.

Step 6

Draw mouth and nose with black marker.

Step 7

With a blue marker, we will now draw the dots onto the stegosaurus’s back.

Step 8

Draw nails on its feet with black marker.

Step 9

Glue the neck of the dinosaur onto the body.

Step 10

Glue the legs onto the dino’s body.

Step 11

Next, you’ll want to glue the dino’s tail.

The tail is what makes the dinosaur look so big and strong!

Step 12

Don’t forget to glue the scales onto the paper plate body.

Step 13

This paper-plate dinosaur is ready to explore the forest and mountains!

Step 14

Feel free to use various colors to design the dino however you’d like!

DIY Dino Paper Plate

We love how ours turned out!

Paper Plate Dinosaur Idea

Get the Paper Plate Dinosaur Template

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