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 18 Dinosaur Crafts for Toddlers

If you have a toddler then you know an awful lot of them get very excited about all things dinosaur, and why wouldn’t they? Dinosaurs are big, exciting, and super cool! That’s why you will love this round-up of dinosaur crafts for toddlers!

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Enjoy our list of the Best Dinosaur Craft Ideas for Toddlers!

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Paper Plate Dinosaurs

These paper plate dinosaurs are really easy to make and you probably have everything that you need to make them at home already.

This simple craft is perfect to use as part of a dinosaur themed unit, or as just a fun toddler approved afternoon craft.

All you need are some paper plates, googly eyes, paint, clothespins, and glue! 

Dinosaur Footprint Painting

If you have toddlers in the house, chances are you also have some toy dinosaurs. If you don’t you can pick up a whole bag of them from your local dollar store.

After that, all you need for these dinosaur footprint paintings is some paint and some paper.

Just let your toddler dip the dinosaur feet in the paint and make tracks across the paper. 

Dinosaur Feet

Is there anything cooler than walking around with dinosaur feet? Not if you are a toddler there isn’t!

You and your toddler can make dinosaur feet too with a simple template and some cardstock or cardboard. 

Marble Painting Dinosaurs

Marble painting is always a fun and simple craft for toddlers, but it’s even better if you can paint dinosaurs with marbles!

All you need are these cute dinosaur templates, some paint, marbles, and a cardboard box or sheet pan. 

Egg Carton Dinosaur Hat 

Let your toddler roar around the house with this adorably simple egg carton dinosaur hat! All you need for this craft is an egg carton, some paint, scissors, cardboard, and a stapler.

Your toddler will love pretending that they are a dinosaur while they wear it. 

Dinosaur Handprint Art

Your toddler will love creating dinosaurs out of their handprint.

To make this super simple craft you only need some canvas or art paper, paint, a paintbrush, a marker, and some toddler sized hands! 

Stamped Dinosaur Art

Don’t you love it when you can use items that you already have to create new fun activities for your toddlers? Then you will love this stamped dinosaur art craft.

All you need are some printed dinosaurs, some blocks (Duplo or Lego), and some washable paint.

Let your toddler have a blast stamp painting their dinosaurs. 

Dinosaur Hunting with Paint

This activity can keep your toddler occupied for quite a while. All you need is some paper, a dinosaur template to trace, a white wax crayon, and some watercolor paints.

Simply trace the dinosaurs on the paper with the crayon and let your toddler use the paint to hunt them down. 

Construction Paper Dinosaur Hat

Looking for a fun dinosaur craft where you already have everything you need at home? Then this cute construction paper dinosaur hat is perfect for you.

All you need are a few sheets of construction paper, scissors, tape, and glue. 

Toilet Paper Roll Dinosaur

Your toddler will love making this toilet paper roll dinosaur if you have a collection of toilet paper and paper towel rolls.

This activity would be perfect if you have several toddlers because they can work together on building the skeleton and learning about dinosaurs. 

Tissue Box Dinosaur Feet 

Your toddler will love clomping around the house and roaring with their very own dinosaur feet!

This simple craft can be made with your toddler in just a few minutes. All you will need are some empty tissue boxes, orange and green construction paper, and some glue.

Pair this craft with the dinosaur hat, and mask, and they can be a fully outfitted dinosaur! 

Rainbow Dinosaur Paper Plate Craft

Dinosaurs are cool, but sparkly rainbow dinosaurs that can stand up are even more awesome to make and play with.

This rainbow dinosaur paper plate craft only takes a few simple items to make. All you need are some colorful paper plates, colored glitter foam, googly eyes, and some glue.

When you are done your toddler can use their stand-up dinosaur to act out the story from their favorite dinosaur book! 

Tissue Paper Dino Craft

This tissue paper dino craft is really easy to set up and can provide lots of enjoyment for your toddlers. It is also a great craft for working on fine motor skills!

All you need for this one is a piece of cardboard, some glue, and tissue paper in the colors of your choice. 

Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

Your toddler will love making these salt dough dinosaur fossils with just a few simple ingredients. All you need is flour, water, salt, and some plastic dinosaurs.

Once the salt dough fossils are dry you can have your toddler paint them if you like.

You could also hide your fossils in the sandbox to dig them up, just like a real archaeologist! 

Bubble Wrap Print Dinosaurs 

Toddlers love painting, especially when they can paint with something other than just a paintbrush. That’s why they will love these bubble wrap print dinosaurs!

All you need are some dinosaur templates to cut out on paper, bubble wrap, and paint!

You can even turn your finished dinosaurs into a cool wall mural for their bedroom or the playroom. 

Egg Carton Dinosaurs

These adorable egg carton dinosaurs can be made with styrofoam or cardboard egg cartons. After that, all you need is some paint, googly eyes, and some pipe cleaners.

You can make dinosaurs of all sizes, and a hill for them to climb on with this easy craft for toddlers. 

Dinosaur Handprint Card

Turn your toddler’s handprint into a cute homemade greeting card, perfect for any occasion. All you need for this craft is some construction paper, a marker, googly eyes, and some pom poms.

Your toddler will love sharing these cards with those that they love. 

D is For Dinosaur Craft

Learning is always more fun when there are dinosaurs involved, and that’s why your toddler will love this D is for dinosaur craft. All you need for this fun learning activity is to print the template, some scissors, and some glue. 

All of these dinosaur crafts are perfect for toddlers, and you and they will have so much fun learning about dinosaurs as you make them. Add some dinosaur themed books from the library and you can even turn all of these crafts into a theme unit for preschool or a playgroup. 


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