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Paper Plate Dinosaur Craft

Learn about Dinosaurs with this fun, and easy, Paper Plate Dinosaur craft idea! You’ll just need everyday supplies you likely already have on hand to make this art with paper plates that doubles as a fun toy! 

Do your kids love Dinosaurs as much as mine do? We’re making crafts with paper plates with this really fun, and easy, paper plate dinosaur craft! It’s a kid-friendly project they can make and then decorate with a little parental help with the glue gun. Affiliate links are included below.

Paper plate crafts are so much fun, and cheap! We made paper plate dinosaur craft as part of our summer activities for kids! Everyone loves dinosaurs!

How to Make a Paper Plate Dinosaur

Watch us make this fun paper plate craft in this 1-minute video clip!

Paper Plate Dinosaur Craft

paper plate dionsaur craft

You’ll Need: 

  • 3 paper plates
  • 2 cardboard inserts from empty toilet paper rolls
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Crayons (optional)

Paper Plate Dinosaur: Long Neck

paper plate dinosaur

Fold one paper plate in half, making the beveled plate edges touch.

With a second paper plate, cut out a long neck following the lip of the paper plate using about half the paper plate. Round the end for a head and cut out a mouth.

Use the remaining edge of the paper plate to create a long tail. Put the neck and the tail sandwiched between the folded sides of the paper plate body, then hot glue together.

Cut an empty toilet paper tube in half. Cut notches by making 2 small cuts on edge, then folding down the tab created. Repeat until you have 2 tabs on each of the 2 legs. Add a dab of hot glue to each tab, and press the toilet paper rolls up onto the folded edge of the dinosaur, adding his feet.

Glue on a googly eye and paint, if desired.

Paper Plate Dinosaur: Stegosaurus

Fold one paper plate in half, inside out, leaving the lip of the plate away from each other to create two rows of spikes down his back.

Cut a zig zag pattern down both edges of the plate, creating spikes up his back.

Use the scraps from the extra paper plate used to create the long neck to cut a tail and head. Glue together the back of the Stegosaurus and attach his head and tail. Cut out a mouth with a zig zag pattern, then pull the two sides slightly apart to form a mouth.

Cut an empty toilet paper tube in half. Cut small slits in the paper plate body, and press the toilet paper roll legs up into the slits to attach.

Attach a googly eye and paint, if desired.

 

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Paper plate crafts are so much fun, and cheap! We made paper plate dinosaur craft as part of our summer activities for kids! Everyone loves dinosaurs!

Do you have other ideas for another paper plate dinosaur? 

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Jennifer

Saturday 24th of June 2017

Oh my CUTE!!!!! I LOVE this idea! My son is obsessed with dinosaurs. Like literally right now he's telling me I'm a dinosaur T-rex and I have to chase him. lol. Totally going to make these with him this summer. He's not into crafts but I think he'd like this!

Janel

Saturday 24th of June 2017

That's darling!! My little one is always "I'm a puppy!!"

Cathi Crismon

Saturday 24th of June 2017

What an adorable and fun art project! Perfect for family and play dates all summer long!

Nicole

Friday 23rd of June 2017

I have a dino lover who is going to love seeing this craft! I think my yard will soon be full of paper plate dinosaurs. What a great craft idea for dinosaur loving kids.

Kristi

Friday 23rd of June 2017

What a fun idea and I love the fact that I have all of this stuff on hand in my home, and NO glitter required!

krystal

Friday 23rd of June 2017

Paper plate crafts are so easy and fun for rainy day activities. My son loves them!

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