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Dinosaur Crafts

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:
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!

Dinosaur Footprints:
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!

Tissue Dinosaurs:
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!

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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)
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