5 Easy Dinosaur Kids Crafts

Who doesn’t like and adorable DINOSAUR!?! Boy, girl, young, old…dinosaurs bridge all gaps and are just downright FUN! So, here are my favorite 5 easy dinosaur kids crafts for you to enjoy. Of course, as always, feel free to use your imaginations and let these dinosaurs take on your own personal flair. Just make them your own!

And, as always, we will make these crafts with things that you already have in your craft bag if you have used our master list of supplies to pack it. And the master list contains mostly things that you already have in your own house, plus a few special additions that you can get on Amazon (or at your local craft store).

You heard that right…we make EVERY craft on this site using the SAME MASTER LIST! And we do this so that you can be prepared to craft with your family any time you find yourselves with a little unexpected free time…No more excuses for not being creative with your kids, even if you don’t consider yourself to be particularly “crafty”. This approach makes it achievable for anyone to share crafty experiences with their children. You will not regret it…I promise! So, take just a few minutes now so that you are ready for later when the opportunity presents itself. Find out what to put in your bag…

Project 1: Stegosaurus Kids’ Craft

EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS
EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS STEGOSAURUS

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Red paint
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Newspaper
  • Medium pompom
  • Clothespin
  • Red construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Small googly eye
  • Scraps of light and dark green construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Hole punch (optional)

Step 1: Make a triangle

  • Glue together 3 large popsicle sticks and allow them to dry. It is best to let the triangle sit overnight to set. While you are at it, make several so that you can make all the things!
  • Once the glue dries, place the triangle frame on the newspaper (so that you don’t make a mess) and pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a paint brush
  • Squeeze a small amount of paint onto the newspaper and paint your frame. For the stegosaurus, I used red paint. But you can change up the colors of paint and paper if you would like. Make it your own!
  • Allow the paint while you are working on the next step.

Step 2: Put it together

  • Print out the templates found in the resource library for the parts of your stegosaurus…OR…be adventurous and draw your own!
  • Cut out each part and glue it in place on your triangle. Start with the triangle.
  • For this dinosaur, you will need to trim down the spikes for the stegosaurus as needed.
  • Glue on Mr. Stego’s little googly eye
  • Draw on details as you would like
  • Optional: Add a couple of “freckles” by using the hole punch to make little circles and gluing them in place.

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STEGOSAURUS KIDS CRAFT
STEGOSAURUS KIDS CRAFT

Even though adding the “freckle” details is optional, if you have a kiddo who is working on building up hand strength, using the hole punch is a great tool for this! And, of course, building hand strength is one of the many factors that go into holding a pencil better. Find out more about how to help your child hold a pencil better in this FREE 5-part mini course sent straight to your inbox.

Project 2: Brachiosaurus Kids’ Craft

EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS
EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS BRACHIOSAURUS

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Purple paint
  • Newspaper
  • Medium pompom
  • Clothespin
  • Purple construction paper
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Glue stick
  • Scraps of red and yellow construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Small googly eye
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Hole punch (optional)

Step 1: Make the triangle

  • Glue together 3 large popsicle sticks and allow them to dry. It is best to let the triangle sit overnight to set. While you are at it, make several so that you can make all the things!
  • Once the glue dries, place the triangle frame on the newspaper (so that you don’t make a mess) and pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a paint brush
  • Squeeze a small amount of paint onto the newspaper and paint your frame. For the brachiosaurus, I used purple paint. But you can change up the colors of paint and paper if you would like. Make it your own!
  • Allow the paint while you are working on the next step.

Step 2: Add the details

  • Print out the templates found in the resource library for the parts of your brachiosaurus…OR…be adventurous and draw your own!
  • Cut out each part and glue it in place on your triangle. Start with the triangle.
  • Once the bigger parts are in place, add the big red dots.
  • Glue on Mr. Brachiosaurus’ little googly eye
  • Draw on details as you would like
  • Optional: Add a couple of “freckles” by using the hole punch to make little circles and gluing them in place.

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EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS
EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS BRACHIOSAURUS

Project 3: T-Rex Kids’ Craft

EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS T-REX
EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS T-REX

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Light green paint
  • Newspaper
  • Medium pompom
  • Clothespin
  • Light green construction paper
  • Scraps of dark green construction paper
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Medium googly eye
  • Pencil

Step 1: Make the triangle

  • Glue together 3 large popsicle sticks and allow them to dry. It is best to let the triangle sit overnight to set. While you are at it, make several so that you can make all the things!
  • Once the glue dries, place the triangle frame on the newspaper (so that you don’t make a mess) and pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a paint brush
  • Squeeze a small amount of paint onto the newspaper and paint your frame. For the t-rex, I used light green paint. But you can change up the colors of paint and paper if you would like. Make it your own!
  • Allow the paint while you are working on the next step.

Step 2: Add the details

  • Print out the templates found in the resource library for the parts of your T-rex…OR…be adventurous and draw your own!
  • Cut out each part and glue it in place on your triangle. Start with the triangle.
  • Once the bigger parts are in place, add the little stripes.
  • Glue on the T-rex’s little googly eye
  • Draw on any details you would like
  • Optional: Add a couple of “freckles” by using the hole punch to make little circles and gluing them in place.

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EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS
EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS T-REX

Project 4: Triceratops Kids’ Craft

EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS
EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS TRICERATOPS

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Yellow paint
  • Medium pompom
  • Clothespin
  • Newspaper
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • 2 Small googly eyes
  • Glue stick
  • Tiny scraps of orange and green construction paper (optional)
  • Hole punch (optional)

Step 1: Make a triangle

  • Glue together 3 large popsicle sticks and allow them to dry. It is best to let the triangle sit overnight to set. While you are at it, make several so that you can make all the things!
  • Once the glue dries, place the triangle frame on the newspaper (so that you don’t make a mess) and pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a paint brush
  • Squeeze a small amount of paint onto the newspaper and paint your frame. For the triceratops, I used yellow paint. But you can change up the colors of paint and paper if you would like. Make it your own!
  • Allow the paint while you are working on the next step.

Step 2: Add the details

  • Print out the templates found in the resource library for the parts of your triceratops…OR…be adventurous and draw your own!
  • Cut out each part and glue it in place on your triangle. Start with the triangle.
  • Glue on Mr. Brachiosaurus’ little googly eye
  • Draw on details as you want.
  • Optional: Add a couple of “freckles” by using the hole punch to make little circles and gluing them in place.

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EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS
EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS TRICERATOPS

Project 5: Pterodactyl Kids’ Craft

EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS
EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS PTERODACTYL

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Blue paint
  • Newspaper
  • Medium pompom
  • Clothespin
  • Scissors
  • Blue construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Small googly eye
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Tiny scraps of yellow and red construction paper (optional)
  • Hole punch (optional)

Step 1: Make the triangle

  • Glue together 3 large popsicle sticks and allow them to dry. It is best to let the triangle sit overnight to set. While you are at it, make several so that you can make all the things!
  • Once the glue dries, place the triangle frame on the newspaper (so that you don’t make a mess) and pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a paint brush
  • Squeeze a small amount of paint onto the newspaper and paint your frame. For the pterodactyl, I used blue paint. But you can change up the colors of paint and paper if you would like. Make it your own!
  • Allow the paint while you are working on the next step.

Step 2: Add the details

  • Print out the templates found in the resource library for the parts of your triceratops…OR…be adventurous and draw your own!
  • Cut out each part and glue it in place on your triangle. Start with the triangle.
  • Glue on Mr. Pterodactyl’ little googly eye
  • Draw on details as you want.
  • Optional: Add a couple of “freckles” by using the hole punch to make little circles and gluing them in place.
EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS
EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS PTERODACTYL

So much time and care went into creating these little dinosaurs. I really hope that you enjoy making them. When I look at them they just make me smile. From me to you…I hope creating these bring you some happiness too.

Save these crafts for later! Pin them to your favorite Pinterest board…

EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS
EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS
EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS
EASY DINOSAUR KIDS CRAFTS

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