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Dinosaur Comics

@dinosandcomics

Reading Dinosaur comics can make a boring day better! There are many dinosaur comics available, and just like most comic strips, dinosaur comics can be great entertainment, while also making you think. Some dino comics will share stories we can connect with, and some are just plain fun. Instagram is a great place to find new stories that feature various dinos like T-Rex, Brontosaurus and more! Here are a few of the best dinosaur comics that we like to read.

@dinosandcomics

Dinosandcomics:
This relatable dinosaur comic has a really great way of addressing mental health issues. The art is simple and clean, and just about every one can find something real in the dinosaur friends and their struggles. The dinosaurs in these comics show a lot of love and compassion for each other. After reading these short comic strips featuring a T-Rex and other dinos, you will come away feeling happy and warm. Go to the Dinosandcomics shop to see all the various merch with the adorable dinosaur characters based on author K and her friend James, too!

@Dinotoons

DinoToons:
Dinosaur comics that explore important things are great for making us think, while also entertaining us. This comic by Phoenix Baldwin is about a dinosaur going through a change and addresses various LGBTQ+ topics. The stories in this comic can be a great tool to help us understand ourselves and others. The design of the dinosaurs are cute and great for both kids and adults. Check out the dinotoons book that’s available now too; perfect to share with someone who needs a smile.

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Fossil Fools Comics:
This dinosaur comic is just plain fun! The art design is great, and the comics will make you laugh. Join the dinosaurs in these short comic strips while they live their lives, just generally entertaining you! This dinosaur comic by Alexander Fridlin is perfect to share with other people, to brighten their day too. You can check out their patreon at fossilfoolscomic.com to get early access to all the fun these dinosaurs can bring you!

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Primitive War:
If you like to read more graphic novel type comics, this new dinosaur comic is the one you need! Based on the Primitive War novel series, this dino comic is about what things would have happened if dinosaurs were made, Jurassic Park style, during the Cold War. Just think; the ravages of war… and also dinosaurs. The world gets a bit crazy. With amazing art by Babisu Kourtis & Maja Opacic, this dinosaur comic is sure to become a favourite of those who love a good graphic novel about T-Rex and other dinosaurs. These stories about dinosaurs are best for adults and teens. You can check out their indiegogo for early access!

@smbccomics

Reading comics about dinosaurs is a fun and friendly way to both get entertainment and to help us think about and deal with the problems we face every day like mental health issues. A comic about dinosaurs can be great to share around the office, with friends or with kids, or more serious content for adults and older teenagers. Dinosaur comics can be a little piece of therapy, a conversation starter or even educational. I hope you check out the dinosaur comics we featured here! If there is a comic featuring T-Rex and other dinosaurs that you like, you can let us know on Instagram, and sign up for our email newsletter to get dinosaur news, activities and general fun dinosaur stuff! You will even get a discount for The Dinoverse shop!

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Dinosaur gif

A Dinosaur gif is a great way to add a little bit of fun into everyday communication. Dinosaur gifs are often the way my friends and I communicate. When talking about my kids running away from housework, a running dinosaur gif often shows up. Similarly, a roaring T-Rex gif usually makes it into that conversation! My husband likes the Jurassic World gif of Owen Grady and the Velocirators. Jurassic World gifs are abundant in our communications.

Dinosaur gifs are also a way to make your messages more interesting. I am a bit of a language nerd, and find myself fascinated by the way how we talk evolves. Dinosaur gifs are a big part of that. Did you know that gifs have been around since 1987, and that there were even “protogifs” that date back to the 19th century? They weren’t as interesting, of course. 19th century protogifs weren’t triceratops gifs. Scientists are even using dinosaur gifs to punctuate their thoughts, or other types of gifs to show examples of their work. Just like dinosaur memes, dinosaur gifs are now a part of everyday written communication.

Funny dinosaur gifs make a great way to lighten any message. How can you not laugh at the pole dancing dinosaur gif? Show your enthusiasm with a happy dinosaur gif or even say “I love you” with a kissing dinosaur gif. A simple “Hi” dinosaur gif will be sure to brighten anyone’s day. Dinosaur gifs and memes belong in almost every conversation.

What are your favourite dinosaur gifs? We would love to see them all! Tag us on Instagram, and don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter to get the news, activities and general fun dinosaur stuff in your inbox! You’ll even get a discount to The Dinoverse shop!

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Dinosaur Wall Decals

Dinosaur wall decals are a quick and fun way to add dinosaur art to any room. Decorate your walls with a T-Rex bursting out, or create a friendly scene of a Brachiosaurus grazing amongst some flowers and leaves. Dinosaur wall stickers are easily available, simple to use, and can make your room decor come to life!

There are so many available options for dinosaur wall decals; both for kids decor and adults. For the baby nursery, you can get a sweet sticker that you can use as a mural. These ones often come in watercolor designs, and are made up of cute dinosaurs, roaming free amongst flowers. Add in a dinosaur egg or two and you have the perfect dinosaur nursery!

For the growing palaeontologist, a more realistic dinosaur wall decal might be the thing to decorate with! A high quality jungle scene, or a stegosaurus amongst the trees is a fun idea! A kids bedroom is the perfect place for a large dinosaur mural; perfect for a growing imagination! Dinosaur wall decals are also a perfect way to decorate a playroom. They appeal to just about every kid, so it’s a great way to add a little magic to their space.

Older kids can enjoy Dinosaur wall decals too! A more realistic dinosaur, bursting out of the wall is a great art option for a teen! Or maybe the entire herd, about to come alive right in their bedroom. A fun sticker mural of dinosaur art can include other pieces of prehistoric items too, like plants and flowers.

Of course adults can get in on the dinosaur wall decal fun too! A more grown up dinosaur wall decal such as a skeleton or silhouette can make a nice addition to a living room or bedroom. Really, dinosaurs add a wonderful atmosphere to any room!

Dinosaur wall decals are available in many different options. You can get high quality vinyl stickers, fabric decor or even a cute growth chart for the kids room or nursery. Dinosaur wall decals are quick to use and add a beautiful decorative design to any room!

If you are looking for something a little smaller than a full wall mural, check out our Art Prints! They are made from original art and are perfect for framing! And don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter, to get info, sales, and just generally fun dinosaur stuff, right to your inbox!

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Dinosaur Colouring Pages

Dinosaur coloring pages can be a great addition to any kid’s rainy day activities. You can find lots of different, free printable dinosaur coloring pages online. Some have cute little dinos, surrounded by their favourite nature. Others are more slightly real looking; a T-Rex or triceratops roaming the countryside. We don’t actually know what dinosaurs looked like, so kids can color them any color they like; red, blue or how about yellow? Why not have a yellow dinosaur? It’s possible! I love to see what comes out of a kid’s imagination.

You can also find dinosaur coloring books for kids. They often will have different animals as well as dinosaurs. A coloring book is great for taking on vacation. They keep all the pages together unlike the printable coloring pages that could get lost. Your kids can enjoy coloring pictures of stegosaurus, t-rex or triceratops, while you wait for your flight or on a long drive. Coloring can be a real help to pass time when waiting to see family at Christmas or Thanksgiving.

Here at The Dinoverse, we love to color! We can always find our Lead Illustrator, Kara, with some sort of coloring in front of her! We love coloring so much that Kara has designed some dinosaur coloring pages to share with you! You can hang these coloring pages anywhere. They qualify as art after all! Coloring these pages isn’t just for kids; for real, coloring pages are for all ages! You can download these cool dinosaurs, playing amongst their favourite nature. Just click the links below to get your free dinosaur coloring pages. I hope you have as much fun coloring them as I did! To get more dinosaur info and fun activities, and to hear about the latest Dinoverse promotions, sign up for our email list! You’ll even get a gift from Vester the Velociraptor on your birthday!

(Check out that amazing Dinosaur Hoodie our Jr. Paeleontologist is wearing! You can find it and other great Napping Wolf handmade products here)
Brachiosaurus
Parasaurolopus
Quetzacoatlus
Spinosaurus

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Are Dinosaurs Reptiles Or Birds?

The easy answer is dinosaurs are both reptiles and birds! Was that helpful? Probably not. Dinosaurs lived back millions of years ago in the Mesozoic Era; also called the “Age of Reptiles”. Lots of them had scaly skin, like reptiles, and they hatched from eggs, like both reptiles and birds. Even the word “Dinosaur” means “Terrible Lizard”, and lizards are a type of reptile!

Fossil of “Baby Yingliang”

There were two main types of Dinosaur. The Ornithischian or “bird hipped” dinosaurs like the Triceratops, and the Saurischian, or “lizard hipped” dinosaurs, like Apatosaurus. Ornithischia dinosaurs are herbivores, while Saurischian dinosaurs can be both herbivores and carnivores, like Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The main reason people ask this question is because we really want dinosaurs to still be living today. Dinosaurs have fascinated people for years! Wouldn’t you like to have your own dinosaur as a pet? Well, you can; sort of. There are still a group of living dinosaurs, and that’s where the bird part comes in!

Over millions of years, birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs, like Tyrannosaurus Rex! There are over 100 traits modern birds share with these ancient animals. Things like hollow bones, three forward-facing toes and a fused collarbone, often called a wishbone. How would you like a Tyrannosaurus for your Thanksgiving dinner? And of course, feathers. Since the discovery that dinosaurs are related to birds, I have seen some amazing art of Tyrannosaurus Rex drawn to look like a chicken!

Not all theropods could fly; I mean, can you imagine a flying Tyrannosaurus? Some theropods didn’t have the right skeletal structure, or their feathers weren’t quite developed enough. Scientists believe that for some Theropods, the feathers were likely used for mating displays, like the way peacocks do now. Penguins are also considered dinosaurs. Fossil penguin skin has been found in the Antarctic. So we really do have avian dinosaurs still around!

If you are more of a lizard person, you can still have a modern day dinosaur as a pet. Crocodiles and turtles are also closely related to our dinosaur friends! You might not be able to have a crocodile as a pet though. Another lizard type dinosaur that might make a better animal for your home, would be a snake. Snakes are loosely related to dinosaurs.

Photograph: JA Chirinos/Reuters

I guess the answer to the question, “Are dinosaurs reptiles or birds?” really is both! It just depends on how many millions of years you want to wait. Animals like crocodiles and turtles possibly lived millions of years ago, whereas our modern birds evolved over millions of years and are related to dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus Rex. Regardless, it’s nice to know that even without a Jurassic World type park out there, we can still see modern day dinosaurs roaming the land today!

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Dinosaur Movies For Kids

Kids love dinosaur movies. Honestly, big kids love movies about dinosaurs too, but it’s generally when you are younger that you first learn to love the dinosaur world. A kid’s imagination is prime for great things like a T-Rex having a fight with a brontosaurus, or a Troodon as a train conductor. It all seems perfectly realistic. Dinosaur movies can also have a big impact on a kid’s life. Our Lead Illustrator, Kara, remembers quite fondly the experience of going to see the highly rated Jurassic Park with her dad. It was scary, but still the best! It’s this memory that started her love of Dinosaurs, and eventually specialising in Dinosaur art! Dinosaur movies for kids have been made for many years. Now that we have services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, there is no shortage of new dino movies to take us on a journey back in time. These dinosaur movies are among our favourites. Obviously any movie with a dinosaur is a good one, but these ones in particular are the movies that rated the prime spot in our movie collection.

The Land Before Time (1988):
This dinosaur kids movie is overall our staff’s top pick. No matter who I talked to, everyone loves this movie. Not only is it beautifully animated, but it’s a lovely story. It’s a wonderful story about friends who make an important journey, meeting new friends along the way. There are many sequels, but the first one is definitely the best rated. You can usually find this dino movie on Amazon Prime.

We’re Back! A Dinosaur Story (1993):
If you want an animated dinosaur movie filled with big names, this is the dino movie for you! Produced by Steven Spielberg, it’s filled with the voices of people like John Goodman and Martin Short. Some really smart dinosaurs come to help two lonely kids in New York City, and adventures ensue. Also, trouble. It’s a lot of good hearted fun that both kids and parents will love. You can try Amazon Prime or Apple TV for this one.

The Good Dinosaur (2015):
Pixar is well known for its top rated animated kids movies, and this dinosaur movie is no different. Journey back in time to join a young dinosaur and his human friend as they trek to find Arlo the dinosaur’s parents. It’s heartwarming and fun, and since it’s Pixar, you are likely to find it on Disney Plus.

Jurassic Park:
Of course no dinosaur movie list would be complete without this one! I’m sure just about every dinosaur lover has seen at least one version; either the original 1993 version, based on the book by Michael Crichton, or the 2015 reboot of the franchise, Jurassic World. Although it might be a little too intense for younger kids, the older kids will love it! All your favorite dinosaurs will be there. And can you imagine? A theme park, full of dinosaurs? What could be more amazing? Well, as the cliche goes, “I’ve seen the end of this movie, and it doesn’t end well…” Still, the journey through this prime rated park is probably one of the best times you’ll have in a dinosaur movie! (Also, if you are a Jurassic fan, check out our Rexy and Blue stickers! I believe they actually are really good friends!)

Before I pop myself a big bowl of popcorn and head to my couch for dinosaur movie night, here are our list of honourable mentions! You might want to check these dinosaur movies for kids out too!

Honourable Mentions:
Dinosaur Train: The Movie (2021)
Walking With Dinosaurs (2013)
Bob the Builder: The Big Dino Dig (2011)
Dinosaur (2000)

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Dinosaur Stickers

Dinosaur stickers are a fun way to add extra fun and inspiration to your space. They can be traded, collected, and you can use them to add a personal touch to your devices. Both my phone and my laptop are covered with T-Rex, stegosaurus and other dinosaurs. You can turn your favourite dino art into stickers. Dinosaur stickers also make a great gift for both kids and adults. I have a teacher friend who will exclusively give out dino stickers to the kids in her class as rewards. Her students know they have done really well when they see a dinosaur sticker on their homework! Here are some of our favourite dino stickers, created by some of our favourite dinosaur art creators!

@thedinoverse

The Dinoverse carries some of the best dinosaur stickers available. They are cute, fun little dino friends, usually with their favourite flowers or gems. A really nice thing about these dinosaur stickers, is when you purchase them you have two delivery options; you can have them packaged up, perfect for gift giving, or sent to your home like stationery, which is more friendly to the environment.

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If you are looking for a pack of dinosaur stickers, Gummydragon has got you covered! These adorable dinosaurs are also fruit – fruitasaurs. Food as inspiration for dinosaurs and dinosaur art. How fun is that? You can also buy her dino sticker characters as stuffies! Check out the full collection of fruitasarus. The Banana Brachiosaurus is my favourite. Gummydragon also has lovely rainbow dino stickers too!

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For a dino skull or skeleton type sticker, check out this holographic dinosaur sticker from Animsaurus. A little more flashy, this dinosaur sticker can give your phone a fun Jurassic touch! Animsaurus also offers a variety of other neat dinosaurs in sticker form, and they sell in a neat pack!

@animsaurus

I love puns, so this dinosaur sticker from Rabbitasaur is one of my favourites. T-Rex – nope – Tree-Rex! Perfect as a gift in a card for Christmas, although it’s so great you can enjoy it all year. Rabbitasaur’s other dino stickers and art are just as cute and fun.

@rabbitasaur

Speaking of Christmas, if you want a great gift, dinosaur stickers and dinosaur cards are perfect. You can find dino stickers with matching cards in the Dinoverse shop! They are just the Jurassic way to say, “I’m thinking of you!” Check out the birthday dinosaurs she has available also! With their bright balloons, they are just dino-mite!

@thedinoverse

Dinosaur stickers are a great way to add a little dino fun into your day. Decorate your phone with some dinosaur art, give a sticker as a gift, or grab an entire collection to add a personal touch to your laptop! Do you have a favourite dinosaur sticker? Tag us on facebook and instagram! We would love to see your Jurassic art!

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Dinosaur Shirt

A classic dinosaur shirt is a great top. Dino t-shirts are great for everyone. You can get a T-Rex shirt for kids, or a triceratops t-shirt for an adult. Dinosaur shirts now come in many different styles. You can even choose a classic unisex style. Dinosaur hoodies also make great gifts for birthdays and Christmas! 

Dinosaurs Will Always Be Awesome shirt design

A classic Dinosaur shirt from Dinosaurs Will Always Be Awesome is a great design. A black t-shirt, with a couple of dino skeletons on view makes this a great gift for Jurassic fans! Another great dinosaur top you can choose from their collection of dino merchandise is the grey dinosaur shirt. It has the words, “Ask me about my favorite dinosaur” on the front, with a skeletal rex. A perfect way to get kids talking about their favorite dinosaur friends!

Ask me about my favorite dinosaur

A dinosaur hoodie from Camp Howl is a good top to choose for adults and kids alike! This hoodie, featuring many different dinosaur designs all over it, is just full of color. Available in unisex sizes from kids to 5x adults, this jurassic hoodie just screams comfort!

For a really classic look, nerdkeyz on etsy has a velociraptor t-shirt. This top is black, and has the Jurassic Park logo, with Blue, the velociraptor on the front. The words “Clever Girl” is also printed on the front of the top. A guaranteed fan favorite gift for any Christmas!

Dinosaur shirts and dinosaur hoodies are not just tops. They are a fun way to wear your favorite dinosaur around with you! Whether it’s a triceratops dinosaur T-shirt for an adult or a kids t-rex hoodie, you can choose to have Jurassic style! 

Do you have a favorite dinosaur t-shirt? Tag us on Facebook and Instagram, we would love to see your design!

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Dinosaur Chairs

Dinosaur chairs are no longer just for children. I mean, yes, dinosaur chairs still definitely have a place in every child’s room. A fluffy dinosaur chair is the perfect place for reading a good book. For camping, everyone should have a dinosaur camping chair. However, did you know that dinosaur office chairs are the new exercise ball? I just found this out and I am stoked! There is now an excuse for me to have more dinosaurs in my life! 

Dinosaur camping chair

Dinosaur office chairs are really gaining traction. Dino-chairs from mcsdino.com are a super cool way to change things up in your work setting. Dinosaur chairs for your office allow different sitting positions. Dinosaur chairs will also promote a more friendly and fun working environment. I think every office should have dinosaur chairs!

Dino-chairs from mcsdino.com

Dinosaur chairs are still definitely also for kids. The nice fluffy dinosaur chairs are good for watching tv or reading a good book. You can find soft dinosaur chairs in many department stores or on Amazon. 

Fluffy dinosaur chair

Dinosaur camping chairs add a bit of fun to your nature trek! Dinosaur chairs that are good for camping are often foldable dinosaur chairs. These dinosaur chairs with cup holders are great for hanging out around the campfire! 

Dinosaur camping chair

Dinosaur chairs for a little closer to home, but still outdoors, are dinosaur lawn chairs. These fun, plastic dinosaur chairs usually only hold the littlest paleontologists. An upgrade to a dinosaur picnic table might be in order when they get a bit older.

Dinosaur picnic table

Dinosaur chairs are so comfortable to sit in. Whether it’s an inflatable dinosaur chair at the beach, or a dinosaur arm chair in the living room, dinosaur chairs are a great place to relax!

Inflatable dinosaur chair

Do you have a dinosaur chair? We would love to see it! Tag us on Facebook and Instagram!

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Christmas Dinosaur

A Christmas dinosaur is a special dinosaur. This is probably because Christmas is my favourite time of year, and then, well, dinosaurs. It’s easy to incorporate dinosaurs into any family or community Christmas in so many different ways. You can find Christmas dinosaur in the pages of books, Christmas dinosaur clothes, Christmas dinosaur cards; there is even a special Christmas dinosaur cartoon movie! I love Christmas movies! I bet even Santa uses a dinosaur with his reindeer to pull his sleigh. My friends get inundated with Christmas dinosaur memes in December too; it’s just how I roll. Get ready, this blog is all about how to do Christmas, dinosaur style.

Christmas – Sweater

The best Christmas dinosaur season opens with your special ugly Christmas dinosaur sweater. TruePassionStyles on the etsy community has got a special ugly dinosaur Christmas sweater, with two Christmas dinosaurs watching Santa fly overhead. This will get you ready for your Christmas movie. You’ll also need your Christmas Dinosaur socks from the ImgineThatCA pages on etsy. Then you can snuggle in and watch your favorite Christmas cartoon movies!

Santasaurus Rex

The next Christmas content to explore is to remind your community that it is Christmas dinosaur season! Some great memes to do that with are Christmas T-Rex’s singing or Christmas dinosaurs smashing your broken gingerbread houses. Santasaurus Rex is another good Santa dinosaur Christmas meme. I find that Tree Rex features heavily in these special pages of memes. Dinosaurs instead of reindeer pulling the sleigh are also great memes!

Tree Rex

Now that everyone in your community knows that Christmas is all about dinosaurs, it’s time to get ready for the actual date. Christmas dinosaur pyjamas are the most special pj’s. Dinosaur Christmas pj’s are a top way to show off your family in some special pictures! Why not get matching family Christmas dinosaur pajamas from the EdgarRaeApparel pages on etsy? These cozy plaid Christmas dinosaur pyjamas can even be personalized with all your family’s name on them! BobaTeaShop on etsy also has adorable Christmas dinosaurs dressed as Santa on their web pages. 

Christmas – pj

With your dinosaur Christmas pyjamas on, you are ready to decorate the dinosaur Christmas tree. There are tons of dinosaur Christmas ornaments you can buy. From a special First Christmas dinosaur ornament for a baby, to a cute personalized reindeer dinosaur Christmas ornament for a child or even a more realistic Santa pterosaur Christmas ornament, there is a dinosaur Christmas ornament for everyone. If you don’t have a star or an angel for the top of your tree, you can do like a friend of mine. Her and her husband top their special tree with a Christmas pterodactyl every year. It’s like an angel, in that it’s got wings, but it’s better because it’s a dinosaur!

Christmas – triceratops ornament

The Christmas dinosaur morning should always consist of special Christmas dinosaur waffles, after Santa and his reindeer have delivered your presents. You can also read dinosaur Christmas books like, “The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas” by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter and “Dinosaur Christmas” by Jerry Pallotta. There are lots of fun dinosaurs in the pages of those books! A fun Christmas dinosaur way to end the day is watching Christmas dinosaur movies like “The Christmas Dinosaur”, a movie about a boy who gets a baby pterodactyl for Christmas.

Christmas – waffles2

Christmas dinosaurs are such a special way to add entertainment to the holidays. Sharing a Christmas dinosaur with your community through the pages of a book or through movies or clothing is a lot of fun! I mean, who doesn’t like the idea that Santa uses a dinosaur instead of reindeer to lead his sleigh? Christmas dinosaurs are an important part of a very special season! What are your favorite Christmas dinosaur traditions? Tag us on facebook and instagram!