Dinosaurs are always a big hit with kids, and there are lots of fun dinosaur crafts for kids you can make together.
We’ve collected some of the best ideas to get you started.
From handprint dinosaurs to dino costumes, these projects are sure to entertain your little paleontologists.
Grab your craft supplies, and get ready for some prehistoric fun! Also, be sure to check out all of our dinosaur activities for kids for more ideas.
Fun Dinosaur Crafts
Handprint crafts are always a fun way to make cute little keepsakes for parents to save and treasure. You can’t get much cuter than these stegosaurus handprints! All you need is paper, a printer, scissors, and glue to pull these cuties together.
Encourage kids to get creative with this cute hatching dinosaur craft! Not only are these guys super fun to make with, but they’ll make fantastic decorations for a dinosaur party or a dino-themed nursery.
Every kid is going to want to make one of these cool dinosaur headband crafts. Make one from paper or print it out on white paper to color or paint in.
Dinosaur Pointillism Art
Pointillism is a wonderful painting technique for kids to learn. While you can make dot art using Q-Tips or eraser tips or any number of things, this is totally different! Instead, you’ll use a cutting machine or hole punches of different sizes to create holes in the dino template. Then, your child can just use the paintbrush to paint over the holes, leaving the dino print behind.
Easy Dinosaur Craft
Use foam eggs to create an entire Jurassic Park of dinosaurs for the kids to play with. They’re perfect for a dinosaur party, too. Besides foam eggs, you’ll need pipe cleaners, paint, googly eyes, toothpicks, and Styrofoam glue to make these colorful dinos.
Paper Dinosaur Puppet Craft
Put on a fun puppet show with these paper dino puppets! Kids can use their imaginations to act out their favorite books and films featuring these fearsome creatures.
Stegosaurus Dinosaur Craft
Using craft sticks, clothespins, paper, paint, and a few other simple supplies, you can make this adorable stegosaurus. Kids will enjoy painting and decorating all the pieces before constructing their dinos. This stegosaurus has lots of personality with its colorful, pointy spikes.
Paper Plate Triceratops
Head into the kitchen to grab some paper plates for this fun paper plate triceratops. The head frill really brings this craft up a notch, and the 3D mouth helps the dino come alive in kids’ imaginations.
Tape Resist Dinosaur Bone Craft
Combine science with crafting with these colorful dinosaur bone paintings. Study some dino skeletons, cut or tear strips of tape to mimic the bones, and apply them to the dinosaur shape. After the dino is painted, peel off the tape to reveal the “bones” inside. Fun!
DIY Cardboard Dinosaur Costume
Here’s a project the whole family can get involved with! It’s perfect for Halloween and will certainly be a unique costume amongst all the inflatable dinosaurs. From the colorful orange scales to the pointy teeth, this dino costume is incredible.
Paper Plate Dinosaur Craft
Set up this cute dinosaur craft in just five minutes. It’s simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers to make, but even older children will enjoy it. Getting the dino to stand up on the clothespin legs is a fun way for kids to practice balancing.
Dinosaurs don’t have to be scary! These doily dinos are downright delightful. By combining cardboard dinosaurs in soft pastel colors with frilly white doilies, you create gorgeous DIY toys that any kid will love playing with. They’ll look super cute in a dino nursery, too.
Dinosaur Pencil Holder
Dress up any desk with this delightful dinosaur pencil holder. With four different toilet roll tubes for legs, this dino can hold lots of pencils, pens, markers, or paintbrushes. What a fun way to get your school supplies organized!
DIY Felt Dinosaur Plushie
Make this sweet little dinosaur plushie with felt, stuffing, and a needle and thread. After cutting out the pieces, kids can practice their stitching skills, or an adult can help with this part. What a fun craft for any dino-loving child!
Paper Dinosaur Craft
Create this adorable little dinosaur paper craft in just a few simple steps using the printable template. Kids will have fun tracing and cutting the shapes to create the body, legs, spots, and spikes. This template can be used to create some really fun and colorful dinos!
Printable Dinosaur Cut-Out Toys
These printable dinosaur cut-out toys are simple outlines that kids can fill in with all kinds of fun dino details. Kids will love making their own toy triceratops, stegosaurs, and T-rexes. What a great way to add prehistoric flair to playtime with some fascinating paper toys.
Dinosaur Paper Bracelet
This do-it-yourself bracelet craft is perfect for kids who love dinosaurs. All you need are some simple materials, a printer, and paper. Kids can even color in their own dino using this template to decorate the bracelet with any colors they want.
Toilet Roll Dinosaur
Toilet roll crafts are a kid favorite! You can make some fearsome or friendly-looking dinosaurs, depending on how you paint their features. By recycling old TP rolls, you can make an entire Jurassic Park full of prehistoric beasties. They look great on display or as a playset.
We hope you had as much fun scouring this list of dinosaur crafts as we did putting it together.
Be sure to pin your favorites so you can easily find them again when the need arises. Don’t forget to share your finished products with us—we love seeing what our readers create.