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Activity Discussion Art & Craft Paper Dinosaur


  • Nitesh

    January 29, 2024 at 3:04 pm
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    Making a 3D paper dinosaur can be a fun and educational craft activity for kids. Here’s a simple method to create a 3D paper dinosaur:

    Materials needed:

    1. Colored construction paper or cardstock (green for the dinosaur body and other colors for details)
    2. Scissors
    3. Glue or adhesive tape
    4. Black marker or pen
    5. Optional: Googly eyes, colored pencils or markers for additional decoration


    1. Begin by selecting a dinosaur species that you want to create. Popular choices include T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, or Velociraptor.

    2. Draw the outline of the dinosaur body on green construction paper or cardstock. You can either freehand the shape or print out a template from the internet for more accuracy.

    3. Cut out the dinosaur body shape using scissors. This will be the main body of your 3D paper dinosaur.

    4. Use a black marker or pen to draw details on the dinosaur body, such as eyes, mouth, scales, or spikes. You can also use other colored paper to create additional details like spots or stripes.

    5. Cut out the details from the colored paper and glue or tape them onto the dinosaur body. This will add texture and make your dinosaur more visually appealing.

    6. To create the 3D effect, fold the dinosaur body in half lengthwise, with the decorated side facing outward. Make sure the edges align properly.

    7. Apply glue or tape along the folded edge, leaving the head and tail area open. Press the glued or taped area firmly to secure the folds.

    8. Allow the glue to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

    9. Once the glue is dry, gently open up the folded dinosaur body. It should now stand up in a 3D form.

    10. If desired, you can glue googly eyes onto the dinosaur’s face for a more lively appearance. You can also use colored pencils or markers to add further decoration or shading.

    11. Your 3D paper dinosaur is now complete! You can display it on a shelf, use it as a decoration, or play with it.

    Encourage your child to learn more about the chosen dinosaur species, including its characteristics and habitat. This craft activity can spark their curiosity and interest in paleontology and natural history.

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