Dinosaur themed art activities

All kids love dinosaurs! The prehistoric creatures are a curiosity and a lot of fun to learn about. Here are some ideas for doing some crafty art activities with dinosaurs.

  1. Paper plate dinosaur: Cut a paper plate in half and colour wash it (I used red). Then let the kids print with shapes coloured yellow, red and orange. It doesn’t matter so much if they are younger and the colours mesh together – it creates an interesting effect. Dress up their creations with dinosaur templates I found here.

  1. Shape dinosaurs. Cut a semicircle for the dinosaur’s body. Use foam to cut out his head (hexagon) and scales (triangles) and let the kid stick them on. Some kids stuck them in the middle which gave the dinosaur a cute angle from a different perspective.

  2. Technique on a dinosaur: I used marble art (where you take marbles, dip them in paint and let them roll over a template).

Some other things you can do for a dinosaur theme:

  1. Plastic dino toys – great for them to learn the names of the different dinosaurs.

  2. Gross motor activities – I used a dice of different actions associated with various dinosaur.

  3. Songs: We sang “Dinosaur Stomp” which had some cool actions.

Have you done any awesome dinosaur activities?

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