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Dinosaur Name Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Dinosaurs have always fascinated kids with their colossal size and mysterious existence long ago. They love to watch shows and read books about dinosaurs, and even play pretend with toys that look like them.

Our dinosaur name craft will transport children back to prehistoric times when they make their own dinosaurs out of colored paper.

Kids will personalize this craft by arranging the leaves with letters on them to spell out their names.

Be sure to check out all our dinosaur activities for kids!

Paper Dinosaur Craft

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By manipulating and arranging letters to form their names, children enhance their literacy development and strengthen their reading letter recognition skills.

We’ve provided a free printable template that will make this craft super easy to prepare and make. Use the editable template to fill in your child’s name, or print out the blank version for them to fill in the letters on each leaf.

Whether you make this craft at home or in the classroom, it’s bound to be a hit with your young paleontologists! Let their imaginations roam free as they embark on this fun crafting adventure!

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Dinosaur template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
color cut and paste dinosaur name craft

Directions

Download the dinosaur template, edit it to add your child’s name, print and cut out the pieces you need.

printed dinosaur name craft template

Begin by gluing the eye below the eyebrow.

hands gluing eye to dinosaur

Glue the dinosaur to a vertical piece of background paper.

hands gluing dinosaur to background sheet of paper

Spell out your child’s name with the leaf letters beneath the dinosaur and glue them in place.

hands gluing letters to background
hands gluing letters of name to background paper

Finish up by drawing spots all over the dinosaur.

hands using orange marker to make spots on back of dinosaur

We have lots more cute name crafts that we’re sure your kids will love to make, be sure to check them out while you’re here!

hand holding finished dinosaur name craft

Dinosaur Activity Ideas

Ready to embark on an epic dinosaur-themed adventure with your little ones? We have curated an exciting collection of dinosaur activity ideas that will ignite your child’s imagination and keep them entertained for hours.

From dino-mite art projects to engaging educational activities, these prehistoric creations are designed to spark curiosity and foster learning. Get ready to rawr with delight as you discover some of our wonderful dinosaur crafts and activities listed below.

Dinosaur Books For Kids

Reading books to your kids is not only a fun activity but also a great way to boost their intellectual and emotional growth. When you read storybooks to your children, they develop a strong vocabulary, comprehension skills, and imagination.

As you read, you can ask questions, share your own experiences, and ignite their curiosity about the world. Moreover, it promotes a love for reading and learning beyond their early years.

Grab your favorite book, snuggle up with your little ones, and get lost in the fascinating world of literature.

Never Let A Dinosaur Scribble! – A little boy heard people say, “Never let a dinosaur scribble!” but he just couldn’t help himself. He gives his dinosaur a crayon and lets the dinosaur go. What will happen?! Kids will be waiting on pins and needles to see the ending.

How To Catch A Dinosaur – If your kids are into STEAM activities, they’ll love this book that has the same group of kids trying to create crazy contraptions to catch a dinosaur!

Tiny T. Rex And The Impossible Hug – Not only does this book have adorable illustrations, but it’s also a great book to help kids learn kindness!

two side by side examples of dinosaur name craft

Dinosaur Crafts For Kids

Crafting is a fun and creative outlet for children as well as a powerful tool for teaching important skills.

Whether it’s painting, cutting, or assembling, crafting provides a hands-on and engaging learning experience that makes education enjoyable. So, let your child’s creativity soar as they learn and have a blast through the wonders of crafting!

Printable Dinosaur Craft – A fun and low-prep activity for your dino loving kiddos! They can paint or color their dino to personalize it just the way they imagine it! Download and print this quick and entertaining craft!

Dinosaur Headband Craft – Using some colored paper, a few supplies, and lots of imagination, kids can become dinosaurs for a day with this cool headband. They’ll stomp and roar as they become a fearsome (yet very cute) triceratops when they don their new accessory!  

dinosaur crafts collage

Dinosaur Egg Craft – This egg-citing craft will be a hit with your little dinosaur enthusiasts! They’ll crack up as they see their baby dino emerge from their colorful eggs. Grab the template for a dino-riffic craft!

Handprint Dinosaur Card Craft – Bring some dino-sized excitement to your kid’s day with this fun craft that uses their own handprints. The Triceratops frill is made from their little handprints, which makes a very cute personalized dino! Grab our template to get started!

Dinosaur Activities For Kids

Get ready for a rawr-some adventure with our dinosaur memory game! Flip over the cards and uncover a T-Rex, a Triceratops, or even a Pterodactyl.

Can you remember where their dino buddies are hiding? Kids are able to sharpen their memory skills, match the pairs, and become acquainted with different kinds of dinos!

For a fun way for kids to learn about dinosaurs and important skills, download our free printable dinosaur worksheets.

These activities include labeling a brontosaurus, finding the letter T for T-Rex maze, and practicing handwriting for D for dinosaur. Use them with preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten kids.

dinosaur name craft finished version

Calling all little artists to grab their crayons or markers to create some fun Jurassic art with these dinosaur color by numbers. With each number colored in kids will reveal 6 different dinosaur illustrations. These worksheets will help kids learn color and number recognition and fine motor skills.

Grab the dot markers and these dinosaur do a dot printables for your young learners! They’ll learn about the letter D, counting, sorting, and finding differences.

They’ll also love the coloring pages featuring their favorite dinos! These eight pages will keep your dinosaur enthusiasts engaged and entertained for hours.

two side by side examples of finished dinosaur name craft

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Dinosaur Ideas For Kids

hand holding finished dinosaur name craft

Dinosaur Name Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Our dinosaur name craft will transport children back to prehistoric times when they make their own dinosaur out of colored paper.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Dinosaur template

Instructions

  1. Download the dinosaur template, edit it to add your child's name, print and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the eye below the eyebrow. hands gluing eye to dinosaur
  3. Glue the dinosaur to a vertical piece of background paper.
  4. Spell out your child's name with the leaf letters beneath the dinosaur and glue them in place. hands gluing letters of name to background paper
  5. Finish up by drawing spots all over the dinosaur.

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Dinosaur Name Craft Template

Dinosaur Template

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Chrisia

Tuesday 12th of December 2023

How do you edit the leaves to print the letters on them?

Sam

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

The PDF is a formatted as a form. You just need Adobe Reader. You can click on the leaves individually and enter the letters you need in each one.

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