15 Delightful Dinosaur Crafts for Kids
Get ready for Dinosaur Day with these dinosaur crafts for kids! These aren’t just fun for children; they’re also educational for all ages!
Celebrating major holidays like Christmas, Diwali or Eid is certainly fun, but it is sometimes more interesting to celebrate the little quirky days, like Squirrel Day, or Pizza Day. Now what if I told you that there was something so special that it has two days dedicated to it? Yes, we’re talking about dinosaurs!
There are two days in the year that are observed as Dinosaur Day – the 1st of June and the third Tuesday of May, which falls on 16th this year. It is a little unclear as to why there are two days – maybe it’s because one day is not enough to celebrate the awesomeness of dinosaurs!
Fun Facts about Dinosaurs
- Dinosaurs are considered the ancestors of birds, crocodiles, snakes, turtles and lizards
- The word ‘dinosaur’ originates from deinos, a Greek word that means ‘terrible lizard’
- Dinosaur fossils have been found on every single continent on the planet
- Over 700 species of dinosaurs have been identified so far
- The tallest dinosaur was a brachiosaurus, towering at 40 feet
There are obviously many more fun facts about dinos, and Dinosaur Day is the perfect opportunity to dig them out – pun intended! Let’s start the study of these amazing creatures with some fun dinosaur crafts for kids!
15 Delightful Dinosaur Crafts for Kids
1. Printable Dinosaur Pompom Mats
This is a great fine motor exercise for little ones. They can start out by placing the pompoms by hand, and as they get more dexterity, let them attempt the same with a tweezer for a challenge!
2. Printable Dinosaur Shape Match
Is your child learning about shapes and does she need some practice? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because our dino friends here have got just the printable for you!
3. DIY No-Sew Dinosaur Costume
Making dinosaur crafts for kids is fun, but so is dressing up like a dino! Here is a simple DIY dinosaur costume you can easily make from home, for pretend play sessions or even as a last minute Halloween costume!
4. Dinosaur Memory Game Printable
A common complaint among parents is that too much screen time is affecting kids’ memory and concentration. Well, let’s fix this with a printable memory match game, featuring cute dinosaurs!
5. Printable Dinosaur Addition Game
Who said Math can’t be fun and games? Well, we certainly don’t think so, and it’s a great way to change that mindset right from the start by associating math with fun – like this addition game printable!
6. Cupcake Liner Dinosaur Craft
Since there are dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes, you can make dinosaur crafts for kids out of pretty much anything! Here we’ve turned cupcake liners into colorful little dinosaurs – just add some spots and spines!
7. Printable Dinosaur Alphabet Sequencing Puzzle
Is it a learning tool? Is it a puzzle? Well, it’s both – and more! This is a fun way to learn both capital letters and small letters, as well as the order of the alphabet – all while enjoying the dino picture taking shape!
8. DIY Felt Dinosaur Plushie
If you have a friend who’s obsessed with dinosaurs, this dino felt plushie would make the perfect gift! It’s not at all as hard as it looks, and can even be made by sewing beginners.
9. Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet
These dinosaur crafts for kids aren’t just educational – you can also play with them! Turn a plain paper bag into an adorable little dinosaur and have fun chatting with him!
10. Printable Dinosaur Egg Match Game
Here’s a dinosaur printable that teaches multiple things in one go – colors, numbers, counting and more! You don’t have to do everything at once, obviously – just go with your child’s current developmental stage.
11. I Spy Dinosaurs Game
Spying dinosaurs in real life isn’t exactly possible now, but you can certainly spot them in this I Spy printable game! This is a good one for kids to stay occupied for some time – and off their screens!
12. Paper Dinosaur Bookmarks
How about having a little dino pal with you while you read? Well, these dinosaur bookmarks are easy to make and you can use them to mark your place. Also makes for a great back-to-school gift for your friends!
13. Dinosaur Handprint Craft
We love these cute little dinosaurs from Made to be a Momma – and how clever is it to use little handprints as the spines! This one helps kids use multiple craft supplies in a single project and encourages to think of more ideas.
14. Dinosaur Papercraft
If you want easy peasy dinosaur crafts for kids, this one from Mess for Less should be great. It uses just paper and googly eyes, and you can use any colors of your choice.
15. Dinosaur Egg Craft For Kids
Were baby dinosaurs cute, like most baby animals are? Well, we don’t know for sure, but we think so! Anyway, Simple Everyday Mom certainly agrees, and that’s why we have this cute little craft!
As you can see, these dinosaur crafts for kids are great for kids of all ages, and you can even adjust the difficulty level according to the child’s ability. Besides making crafts, you can also throw a fun dinosaur theme party for the kids, or take them to a museum of natural history. Or else, you could simply fry up some dinosaur shaped nuggets and settle down in front of the TV for a dino-movie session!