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Dinosaur Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Get ready for some prehistoric fun that will delight your dino-loving kid! If you have a little paleontologist at home who can’t get enough of dinosaurs, we have the perfect craft to keep their imagination roaring. 

With our dinosaur toilet paper roll craft, kids will transform a recycled toilet paper roll into a cute dinosaur! They can customize it with their favorite colors to make it their own.

Find more dinosaur activities on your journey back in time where you’ll find cool dinos from a towering brontosaurus to a mighty triceratops!

Dinosaur Craft Idea

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Our free template and easy-to-follow instructions make this craft a breeze for both kids and parents. With just a few colorful supplies, your child can bring their favorite dinosaur to life in no time. 

This creative project promises lots of joy and excitement, so gather your craft materials and get ready to embark on a thrilling journey to the land before time!

Supplies

Directions

Download the dinosaur template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

Start by gluing the spots all over the dinosaur’s body piece.

hands gluing yellow spots to paper

Place a piece of tape on one side of the body piece, attach it to the cardboard tube, and wrap it around. Use a second piece of tape to secure the other end of the tube.

hands rolling paper around tp roll

Next, take the eye and glue it to the dinosaur’s head, just to the left of the mouth.

hands gluing eye to dinosaur face

Add a few spots to the dinosaur’s neck.

Take the dinosaur’s head bony plates, fold them along the dashed line, put glue on it, and glue it to the top of the dinosaur’s neck.

hands gluing parts together to dinosaur neck

Fold the dinosaur’s neck piece along the dashed lines, place glue on it, and glue it to the right side of the cardboard tube.

hands gluing dinosaur neck and face to body

Next, fold the dinosaur’s body bony plates piece, put some glue on it, and glue it to the toilet roll, behind the dino’s neck.

hands gluing spikes to body

Glue a spot onto the dinosaur’s tail, trim off the excess, and place glue on the folded part.

Place the dinosaur tail inside the left part of the toilet paper tube and glue it in place.

hands gluing tail to body of dinosaur

Finish up by folding the legs along the dashed lines. Put glue in the middle portion of the legs and glue them to the bottom of the dinosaur’s body.

hands gluing legs to dinosaur

Be sure to check out all of our fun toilet paper roll crafts for kids while you’re here!

hand holding finished dinosaur tp roll craft with another example in background

Dinosaur Theme Ideas For Kids

Keep your little explorers engaged and excited to learn with a dinosaur-themed adventure! Delve into a world of crafts and educational activities that will ignite their curiosity and transport them to the land of the dinosaurs.

These exciting ideas will make learning a roaring good time, so keep reading below for a collection of dino-themed inspiration!

Dinosaur Books For Kids

As a parent, you always want what’s best for your child. And when it comes to their development, reading books to them is definitely a good idea.

As they follow the storyline and turn the pages, their imagination and creativity begin to flourish. Reading to your kids also helps them develop a love for reading, which is a key component to success in school and life in general!

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 examples of dinosaur tp roll craft

Kids Dinosaur Crafts

Crafting is a fun and enriching activity that sparks joy in kids while nurturing their creativity and motor skills. It also develops patience and perseverance as they work through various steps to achieve their artistic vision.

Check out some cool and fun-filled dinosaur crafts below that will transport your little ones to a world of prehistoric wonders.

Dinosaur Puppet Craft – Kids can bring their own flying dino to life, flapping its wings and exploring ancient lands right from the comfort of their own hands. With a paper bag and a sprinkle of imagination, kids will have a unique puppet buddy in no time.

Dinosaur Tissue Paper Craft – This tissue paper craft is a hands-on, mess-free, and ROAR-some way for kids to spend their day! With our free template and some colorful tissue paper, kids can refine their fine motor skills as they bring a dino to life!

Dinosaur crafts collage

Dinosaur Egg Craft – Put on your paleontologist hat and join us for a dino-mite adventure as we craft a hatching dinosaur that will leave everyone in awe! Kids can customize their dino eggs using their favorite colors with ease with the help of our free template.

Stegosaurus Handprint Craft – Kids can transform their handprints into a stegosaurus! Those little fingers will become the spikes along its back.

This craft not only is personalized with their handprints, but they can choose their favorite colors as well. Grab the free template and have dino-rific time crafting!

Dinosaur Activities For Kids

Get ready for some dino-mite learning with our free printable dinosaur do a dot pages! These worksheets offer a fantastic way to practice counting, letter recognition, and fine motor skills.

From exploring a “D is for Dinosaur” letter maze to dotting the numbers and creating do-a-dot art, these activities are not only educational but also tons of fun for kids to color in and enjoy.

Our free printable dinosaur worksheets are here to make learning about these ancient creatures both exciting and educational.

Explore the world of dinosaurs with a “label the brontosaurus” worksheet, conquer the letter T maze, and practice handwriting with the letter D. Get ready to have a blast while learning with these fun-filled dinosaur worksheets! 

dinosaur tp craft finished

These dinosaur dot to dot printables are not only super fun but also great for developing fine motor skills and number recognition.

Kids will get to connect the dots and reveal fantastic images of a dinosaur egg, a friendly stegosaurus, and a mighty T-rex! So, grab the pencils and crayons to connect the dots and bring these ancient creatures to life!

The fun and engaging graphics on these dinosaur alphabet printables will make learning the ABCs exciting.

Help your young ones practice matching letters and develop letter recognition skills in a fun way. These activities are perfect for honing their literacy skills with the help of some delightful dinosaurs.

hand holding green dinosaur tp craft with another example in background

Dinosaur Fun

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hand holding finished dinosaur tp roll craft with another example in background

Dinosaur Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

With our dinosaur toilet paper roll craft, kids will transform a recycled toilet paper roll into a cute dinosaur!

Materials

  • Toilet paper rolls or new cardboard tubes
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Tape
  • Dinosaur template

Instructions

  1. Download the dinosaur template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Start by gluing the spots all over the dinosaur's body piece. hands gluing yellow spots to paper
  3. Place a piece of tape on one side of the body piece, attach it to the cardboard tube, and wrap it around. Use a second piece of tape to secure the other end of the tube.
  4. Next, take the eye and glue it to the dinosaur's head, just to the left of the mouth.
  5. Add a few spots to the dinosaur's neck.
  6. Take the dinosaur's head bony plates, fold them along the dashed line, put glue on it, and glue it to the top of the dinosaur's neck. hands gluing parts together to dinosaur neck
  7. Fold the dinosaur's neck piece along the dashed lines, place glue on it, and glue it to the right side of the cardboard tube.
  8. Next, fold the dinosaur's body bony plates piece, put some glue on it, and glue it to the toilet roll, behind the dino's neck.
  9. Glue a spot onto the dinosaur's tail, trim off the excess, and place glue on the folded part.
  10. Place the dinosaur tail inside the left part of the toilet paper tube and glue it in place. hands gluing tail to body of dinosaur
  11. Finish up by folding the legs along the dashed lines. Put glue in the middle portion of the legs and glue them to the bottom of the dinosaur's body.

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Tuesday 24th of October 2023

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Wednesday 11th of October 2023

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Thursday 12th of October 2023

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