Dinosaur crafts and activities can make a rainy day or boring weekend much more exciting for kids! Here are some of our favourite dino kids crafts; grab your glue sticks and paper plates and let’s get these kids crafts and dinosaur activities started!
Dinosaur eggs are so much fun, both to make and to break! They are fairly easy diy project, albeit a bit messy. (Read all about how to make them, and get the recipe here!) However, the joy our little paleontologists got from breaking them open and excavating their dinosaur surprise from inside was totally worth it! Our older dinosaur fan even helped make the dinosaur eggs the second time around for his birthday party! (Read about that in another blog! Boy was that fun!)
Jurassic Dinosaur Mural:
This dinosaur craft takes me back to my own childhood, and is great for preschoolers and older kids alike! My dad used to hang a huge piece of newsprint on the wall, and then lay out all different types of craft materials on the table. We kids, (I had 5 brothers!) would then create a mural together. We did this for each season. I have very vivid memories of snowmen made from cotton balls and lots of white glue. We always had so much fun together with these activities, that I continued this crafts tradition with my own kids! You can too; just add dinosaurs! Shop your local dollar store and get some foam dinosaur cut-outs, stickers, and other fun craft supplies you think would be great on your mural. You can get really creative with this one; you can even use potato stamps for trees!
What could be more fun than making dinosaurs out of your own footprints? Use paint on the bottom of your kids feet, and have them step on paper. Let it dry and then add extra craft supplies like googly eyes or draw on teeth to make your dinosaur really ferocious! Kids of all ages will love to give these crafts as cards!
Dinosaur Bath Bombs:
Make bath time fun with Dinosaur Bath Bombs! This is a great dinosaur birthday craft for older kids, or toddlers and preschoolers to help make for their teacher! They are pretty easy crafts to make, and you can use a variety of different scents! Kids love to watch them fizz and bubble in the water until they find the hidden dino in the middle of the egg! Dinosaur activities that make bath time a little more fun is always a winner in my home!
Dinosaurs can be easily made out of paper, tissue, and glue! This craft is one of the more simple crafts on our list; perfect for the toddler or preschoolers to get their hands into (although big kids will like it too!). The bigger kids can have fun cutting out small squares of paper tissue, while the smaller kids can have the fun of gluing them onto paper dinosaur shapes! Add googly eyes or a paper eye, and you have your very own dinosaur friend to play with after!
No matter which prehistoric project you choose to try, dinosaur activities are a fun way to pass some time on a rainy summer day or a Sunday afternoon. Toddlers, preschoolers and older kids (even us really older kids) love to create our own dinosaur crafts! Get yourself some paper and scissors, and get dinosaur crafting!
What’s your favorite dinosaur craft to brighten a boring day? Send us an email or tag us with your pictures on Instagram! We would love to hear about them! And don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter! You will hear about fun dino stuff, and even get a dinosaur treat on your birthday from Vester the Velociraptor!