Dinosaurs are a very popular topic with kids.
They love learning about these prehistoric creatures and they always enjoy reading books or watching tv shows that involve dinosaurs.
If you want to give your little dino fan more activities, try out this stegosaurs handprint craft.
This craft is perfect for kids because it’s easy to make, fun, and most importantly kids will be able to take pride in their work by seeing the handprint of their favorite dinosaur!
Download the printable template and make it at home, school, or daycare. Also, be sure to check out all of our handprint crafts for kids for more fun ideas!
How To Make A Handprint Dinosaur
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Stegosaurus template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Stegosaurus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Optionally: Begin to make the dinosaur by gluing the belly to the bottom of the dinosaur’s body.
Take the legs and glue 2 to the front of the body and 2 to the back of the body like in the pictures.
Next, glue the eye just above the dinosaur’s mouth.
Trace both your child’s hands onto a colored piece of paper and cut them out.
Place your child’s handprints, fingers facing up, behind the dinosaur to make it look like its spikes. Glue them in place.
That’s it! So easy! It’s such a fun dinosaur activity.
More Dinosaur Activities
Get ready for an exciting learning journey with a new unit study on dinosaurs! We’ve got plenty of fun ideas to keep your kids busy, have them engaged in the information being taught and encourage creative thinking skills.
There are many benefits to reading aloud with your child, such as helping them develop a love of books and learning how to communicate better. Read alouds will give your kids a leg up and it’s a fun way to spend time. Because of these reasons and more, we recommend starting every unit with books.
Below are some popular dinosaur books for kids:
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!
What could be more fun than crafting?! Crafting is a great way for kids to work on their fine motor skills, exercise creativity, and have an absolute blast in the process! Try some of these dinosaur crafts for kids:
Dinosaur Egg Craft – Let your little ones get creative and create a dinosaur hatching from an egg! It’s a simple papercraft that they’ll love!
Dinosaur Headband Craft – This is a fun and easy craft that kids will love. All you need is some paper or cardstock, scissors, and glue. Print out the template for this headband and let your kids color in the dinosaurs however they like.
Handprint Dinosaur Card – This easy dinosaur craft is perfect for kids! It’s a fun way to make a homemade card for someone special, and it’s also a great activity to do together. Kids will love seeing their handprints turned into a dinosaur!
It’s fun to have dinosaur friends! Play this free printable dinosaur memory game and test your visual discrimination skills. This dino-mite activity is the perfect way to spend a rainy day or get ready for back to school.
Looking for a fun way to help your kids practice fine motor skills? These dinosaur color by number printables are perfect! They’ll help improve your child’s fine motor skills and number recognition. Plus, they’re just plain ol’ fun!
Your kids will love these fun and educational dinosaur preschool printables. They can learn about the life cycle of a dinosaur, label a triceratops, and even practice their writing skills. These printables are perfect for keeping your little ones occupied and learning during those long summer days or when learning about dinosaurs in the classroom.
These dinosaur pattern block mats are perfect for a fun and educational STEM activity for kids. They can be used at home or in the classroom, and provide hours of learning and fun.
Kids love playing with play dough, and this dinosaur playdough kit is perfect for them. It’s a greay way to keep kids entertained all day long–and it’s ready to use right out of the box. If you’re looking for a fun activity to help your little ones explore their senses or get creative, then check it out!
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More Dinosaur Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Stegosaurus template
- Download the Stegosaurus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Optionally: Begin to make the dinosaur by gluing the belly to the bottom of the dinosaur's body.
- Take the legs and glue 2 to the front of the body and 2 to the back of the body like in the pictures.
- Next, glue the eye just above the dinosaur's mouth.
- Trace both your child's hands onto a colored piece of paper and cut them out.
- Place your child's handprints, fingers facing up, behind the dinosaur to make it look like its spikes. Glue them in place.