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Handprint Dinosaur Card Craft [Free Template]

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Dinosaurs are always a hit with both boys and girls, so we’ve decided to create this handprint dinosaur card craft!

We can’t get enough of handprint crafts for kids for so many reasons.

First, they’re made only with paper, so it’s super simple and cheap to make.

And, it’s quick and easy too which makes it great for doing with toddlers, preschool and elementary-aged children.

Just download our free printable template, print, cut and get crafting.

To learn how to make this with your kids or students, read our directions below or watch our quick video tutorial.

Triceratops Handprint Craft

handprint dinosaur collage with words "stegosaurus handprint card" in middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the dinosaur handprint template, print and cut out the pieces.

hands holding dinosaur craft template

Fold a piece of colored paper in half and place your child’s hand on the paper with the thumb or pinky along the fold line. Trace the handprint and cut out, leaving the fold line intact.

hands folding pink paper

adult hand tracing child hand

Place the dinosaur’s muzzle towards the bottom of the face piece and glue in place.

hands gluing paper dinosaur nose onto face

Use the black marker to draw on the nose holes and mouth.

hands drawing nose and mouth on dinosaur craft

Glue the middle horn directly above the muzzle piece.

hands gluing paper horn onto dinosaur craft

Place the paper or googly eyes on either side of the middle horn.

hands gluing eyes onto paper dinosaur craft

Position the other two horns on each side of the head. Glue to the back.

hands gluing horns onto paper dinosaur craft

Take the completed triceratops head and glue it to the handprint card. Make sure the fold line is on the left so the card opens properly.

hands gluing paper dinosaur face onto handprint

Open up and write your message inside!

hands writing inside dinosaur handprint card

This triceratops handprint craft is super simple and easy to recreate with the kids!

And, if you don’t want to make it a card, just trace your child hand on a flat piece of colored paper and cut out.

Related: Handprint Pirate Craft For Kids

hand holding pink and purple handprint dinosaur card
hand showing inside of handprint dinosaur card

D Is For Dinosaur Unit

We love the idea of making this handprint dinosaur craft when learning about dinosaurs.

If you’re doing homeschool preschool or pre k, you can create a D is for dinosaurs unit.

Begin reinforcing the letter D with some easy dinosaur do a dot printables. All you need to do is print them off and grab your favorite dot markers. Each page comes with directions and is easy to understand for preschoolers.

2 handprint stegosaurs crafts

After some fun worksheets, you could pick one or two dinosaur books to read with the kids. Pick ones that teach about dinosaurs or just go with fun story-based books. Either way, it’ll help your children learn!

If you’d like to add a STEM aspect to your dinosaur unit, kids will love exploring baking soda and vinegar reactions with these fizzy dinosaur eggs! They’ll need to be made ahead of time, but the kids will love them!

orange and blue handprint dinosaur card
inside of orange/blue handprint dinosaur card with pink/purple dinosaur card in background

After a STEM activity, why not do a fun dinosaur sensory bin like this? Or try these dinosaur I Spy printables.

Once you’ve done all that, finish it up with this handprint triceratops craft!

Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the end of the page to get your free donwload.

closeup of orange/blue handprint dinosaur card

Share With Us

Did you make this handprint dinosaur card with your kids or students? If so, please let us see how it turns out!

Snap a picture of your project and post it to our Facebook page wall or join our private Facebook group and share it with us in there. We’re so excited to see how they look!

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Dinosaur Handprint Card Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This easy and fun handprint dinosaur card is a fun craft for boys and girls!

Materials

  • Colored card stock
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick (this one is best)
  • Pencil
  • Black marker
  • Dinosaur template (download form located at the end of the page)
  • Googly eyes (optional; use in place of paper eyes)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the dinosaur handprint template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Fold a piece of colored paper in half and place your child's hand on the paper with the thumb or pinky along the fold line. Trace the handprint and cut out, leaving the fold line intact.
  3. Place the dinosaur's muzzle towards the bottom of the face piece and glue in place.
  4. Use the black marker to draw on the nose holes and mouth.
  5. Glue the middle horn directly above the muzzle piece.
  6. Place the paper or googly eyes on either side of the middle horn.
  7. Position the other two horns on each side of the head. Glue to the back.
  8. Take the completed triceratops head and glue it to the handprint card. Make sure the fold line is on the left so the card opens properly.

Free Dinosaur Template

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