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Paper Plate Dinosaur

Can you ever have enough dinosaurs? This Paper Plate Dinosaur is a brilliant craft to make, especially for any dinosaur fans.

Little Dino
What do I need to make a Paper Plate Dinosaur?
  1. A white paper plate.
  2. A card board tube.
  3. Child Friendly paint – 2 colours.
  4. A button, sticker or googly eye.
  5. PVA glue.
  6. Scissors.
  7. Felt tip pen.
How do I make a Paper Plate Dinosaur?
  • Paint the paper plate with the colour that you would like your dinosaur to be. Let it dry.
  • Cut the cardboard tube in half (watch your fingers!)
  • Paint the two halves of the cardboard tube the same colour as the paper plate. Let it dry.
Dinosaur in the making
  • Once dry cut the plate in two – one half will be used for the dinosaurs body, the other half for it’s features.
  • Paint spots onto the half of the paper plate which you will use for the dinosaur body (see picture). Let dry.
  • Once dry cut two slits in each of the cardboard tubes. The slits need to go about 1/3 down the cardboard tube and need to be cut directly opposite the other. Put to one side.
  • Get the plate half that you have not used for the dinosaur and cut 5 spikes (approx 3-4cm), a tail and a head out of the paper plate (see picture).
  • Then stick the spikes, tail and head onto the dinosaurs body. You want the painted side to stick to the back of the dinosaur body so that all the dinosaur features and dinosaur body match in colour as you only painted one side of your plate. Let the glue dry.
  • Once the glue is dry push the dinosaur body into the slits on the cardboard tubes and you will have a made a dinosaur.
Constructing the dinosaur
Paper Plate Dinosaur
Extension Activity?

Could you use the same techniques to make a different type of dinosaur?

Could you create a dinosaur world for your dinosaur to play in?

If you have enjoyed this craft idea, why not have a look at some more ‘At Home‘ inspiration for things you can do with the family.

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Please make sure that the Dinosaur Paper Plate activity is supervised at all times. Only use materials that are age appropriate for those participating in the craft or activity, especially avoiding choke hazards. Also, make sure you avoid anything that may cause an issue with regards to allergies. Click here to view the Berkshire Mummies disclaimer.

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