Here are some of our favourite dinosaur crafts and activities for kids including printables, paper crafts, messy play, recycling crafts and more…
Put your hand up if you like dinosaurs. If you do (or if you know a small someone who does) then this round up is for you!
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We love dinosaurs here at the craft train. We’re captivated by the stories gigantic skeletons and fossils tell us of what the world once looked like back when these creatures roamed the planet.
The shear scale of these creatures was absolutely enormous, and this (along with their sharp teeth) seems to inspire a lot of imaginative fun for kids. In fact, it’s been one of our favourite craft themes over the years, so today we’re sharing all of our ideas together in one place.
Dinosaur crafts and activities for kids
This flying paper pterodactyl puppet is quick and easy to make using our free printable template. It’s a fun STEAM idea, learning about balance and of course pterodactyls.
My daughter loved this dinosaur small world in a suitcase I made for her when she was small. It’s a fun way to inspire imaginary play.
Print out this free set of funny dinosaur jokes to get your kids laughing.
Check out our collection of 12 printable paper plate dinosaurs. There’s Stegosaurus, diplodocus, pterodactyl, plesiosaur, spineosaurus, T-rex and more plus fascinating facts about each of them.
My kids had an absolute BLAST with this dinosaurs in rainbow jelly messy play as pre schoolers.
Make a dinosaur succulent garden small world. This makes a fun gardening project for kids and also could be a cool DIY gift idea.
Dinosaurs were just one of the creatures we created with this simple nature and chalk drawing outdoor art activity.
Make your own dinosaur-themed game from a cereal box. DIY board games are great for practicing early math skills like drawing numbers and counting, my girls had lots of fun with this idea.
Use our free printable pattern to make dinosaurs from paper rolls. This is so fun and easy!
Make some DIY chocolate-scented mud for this simple dinosaurs in sticky mud messy play idea. My preschooler had so much fun with this!
Make some adorable dinosaur softies from felt with this free printable pattern. Felt projects are a fun way to get kids sewing.
Hope you’ve found something here to inspire you to get creative with dinosaurs. They really must have been incredible creatures!
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