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!
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.
Take the time to make this dino craft, especially if your child is highly interested in dinosaurs.
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
- glue stick
- color paper (green and blue)
- blue acrylic paint
- markers (black and blue)
- googly eyes
Step by Step Tutorial
Cut the paper plate in half.
Paint half of the paper plate with blue paint.
Cut out the template.
Take the time to draw around the head, legs, and tail on blue paper.
Draw around the bonny plates on green paper.
You can trace five smaller plates instead of just three.
Glue the moving eyes onto the face.
Draw mouth and nose with black marker.
With a blue marker, we will now draw the dots onto the stegosaurus’s back.
Draw nails on its feet with black marker.
Glue the neck of the dinosaur onto the body.
Glue the legs onto the dino’s body.
Next, you’ll want to glue the dino’s tail.
The tail is what makes the dinosaur look so big and strong!
Don’t forget to glue the scales onto the paper plate body.
This paper-plate dinosaur is ready to explore the forest and mountains!
Feel free to use various colors to design the dino however you’d like!
We love how ours turned out!
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