Cardboard Dinosaur

A dino-mite DIY craft for kids! Upcycle cardboard into a simple dinosaur craft of any size or dino type.

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Supplies:

  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Crayola Model Magic Shape ‘N Cut Tools
  • Crayola Broad Line Markers
  • Crayola No-Run Washable School Glue
  • Upcycled Cardboard
  • Pencil

CIY Staff Tips:

  • To create a super-sized dino, use a large cardboard box!

Steps:

1
Step 1

Sketch and cut out cardboard dinosaur body, scales, arms, legs, and feet.

2
Step 2

Cover cardboard with paint on both sides. Dry 1–2 hours. Add second coat on both sides. Dry 1–2 hours.

3
Step 3

Roll out Model Magic with Model Magic Shape ‘N Cut Tools.

4
Step 4

Use Model Magic Shape ‘N Cut Tools and marker cap to create spots and eyes. Dry overnight.

5
Step 5

Glue spots, eyes, and arms to both sides. Draw smile on both sides using marker.

6
Step 6

Cut small slits in scales and legs.

7
Step 7

Glue feet to legs.

8
Step 8

Connect legs on bottom of body and stand dinosaur up. Connect scales on back.

9
Step 9

Enjoy your rawr-some creation!

  • Occasion:

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Animals,

    • Back to School

  • Age:

    • 4+,

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+


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