Do your children love dinos? Here are 30 fun and easy dinosaur crafts that every fossil lover will want to make! Get ideas for any age.
Dinosaurs are a fascinating subject for kids and adults alike. Learning about dinosaurs allows you to imagine a world quite different from the one we live in today!
If your child is a dinosaur devotee as well as a crafter, you’re going to love these dinosaur crafts! That’s the thrill we’re about to embark on today. I’m going to bring the mighty creatures of the prehistoric era to life right in your living room – through crafts!
Dinosaurs, those colossal creatures that once walked the earth, have always been a source of fascination for people of all ages. From the mighty t-rex to the gentle brontosaurus, their majesty makes us curious and drives our imagination.
Now, how about we blend that dino-admiration with a sprinkle of creativity and a pinch of craftiness? Sounds fun, right?
Whether you’re a parent seeking engaging activities for your dino-loving little ones or a teacher looking for crafts to do along with lessons, this is the perfect stop for you.
You’ll love exploring this plethora of dinosaur-themed DIY projects that promise fun, education, and at the end of the day, a collection of dino-crafts to proudly display.
From a toilet paper roll triceratops to salt dough fossils, You’re going to love these ideas. And there’s no need to be a paleontologist or a seasoned artist to embark on this voyage. These are simple crafts!
If you’re ready to help kids learn more about this prehistoric world and the creatures that roamed the Earth millions of years before humans, go back in time with this fun list of 30 dinosaur crafts.
Create, play and learn about a time we’ll never actually experience! Then let me know which of these projects are your favorite in the comments. Happy crafting!
Unleash your creativity with this fun collection of dinosaur crafts! Explore a world where art meets prehistory, with step-by-step projects perfect for kids and adults alike
Googly eyes, pom poms, and paper are all you need to make this adorable card. Kids will love tracing their hand for the body and adding all of the details!
Dinosaur Perler Beads (40+ Free Patterns)
Take a trip back to the prehistoric era with this collection of dinosaur perler beads! Get over 40 patterns for your favorite dinos including t rex, triceratops, brontosaurus, and more.
Stegosaurus Dinosaur Craft
The cute thing about these little dinosaurs is that they actually stand! I love the bold colors and patterns of these little guys and gals.
Rainbow Cracked Eggs
The colorful cracks are so neat on these rainbow dyed eggs, and kids love them! The colorful surfaces make them perfect dinosaur eggs.
I think this may be my favorite dinosaur craft. I love that it is both a dinosaur terrarium craft and a nightlight! You need to go see what it looks like at night.
Tissue Paper Craft
Download the free template and fill it in with whatever color tissue paper you like!
I love this idea! It is a great craft idea but also fun to wear around; or even for a DIY Halloween costume.
Scratch Art Dinosaur
These turned out awesome! Color your cardboard dinosaur then paint over it with black. When you scratch away the paint you see your colors.
Toilet Roll Dinosaurs
These dinos made from toilet paper tubes are easier than they look but require some intricate cutting — they may be better for older children. Kids can make a diplodocus and a triceratops.
Who says dinosaurs have to be scary? Handmade Charlotte certainly doesn't think so! I love the colors and happy faces on these doily dinos.
Clothespin Dinosaur Heads
These are a bit scarier than the doily dinos above! Once they are made, kids can have a ton of fun playing with them. Two activities in one. Gotta love a good clothespin craft, right?
Download the free template and follow the folding instructions to make this super cute dinosaur corner bookmark!
See how to make 5 different dinosaurs using your LEGO bricks. I think the Dilophosaurus is my favorite.
Grab your recycling bin and some extra craft supplies to make a stegosaurus. Kids can really get creative with this type of project.
Salt Dough Fossils
Kids can help make the salt dough and will really enjoy making the "fossil" impressions. Later you can put them in sand or dirt and have kids discover them like a paleontologist!
Turn toy dinos into cool art! Older kids can make these spectacular stripes and younger kids can just do one or two colors.
Look how friendly this brontosaurus is with his googly eyes! He's an herbivore so you don't need to worry about him eating you.
Popsicle Stick Dinosaur
The little ones will enjoy this popsicle stick craft! Stacey has a ton of them on her blog. You should definitely check them out.
Use varying sizes of foam eggs to make your own dinosaurs. You just need some toothpicks, paint and pipe cleaners!
Accordion TP Roll Dinosaur
Look at that stretchy long neck! This fun dinosaur is made using a toilet paper tube, paper and a free template.
Get a few different ways to make your very own dinosaur feet! These are fun for just walking around, or maybe even for a costume.
You can make this cute blue dinosaur using pipe cleaners! Plus, get 8 other animal pipe cleaner ideas.
Cupcake Liner Dinosaurs
Cupcake liners are perfect for making wrinkly, scaly looking dinosaurs! I like that these were made with such bright fun colors.
Paper Plate Mask
Have fun painting and cutting out the parts of this dinosaur mask. Then put on a play or run around the neighborhood!
Egg Carton Dinosaurs
Although these egg carton dinosaurs are really easy to make, kids will enjoy spending time painting, bending and creating cute faces!
Gather some paint, brushes and the smoothest rocks you can find to make these dinosaur themed painted rocks. These examples are based on the movie The Good Dinosaur!
D is for Dinosaur Art
Learning the letter 'D' is fun with this dinosaur art! Plus kids can work on their fine motor skills by cutting out the dino pieces.
Learn how to take crayon nubs and broken crayons and turn them into any shape you like! These brand "new" dinosaur crayons will be fun for kids to use and make crazy colors and patterns.
Who knew that three sheets of green construction paper could become a dinosaur? Kids will have fun making these and then playing while wearing them!
Did you enjoy these dinosaur crafts? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments, and then check out these other fun animal crafts for kids: