Dinosaur Paper Plate Animals

A roaring and soaring good time! Create this dinosaur paper plate craft at home using Crayola supplies and items you already have on hand.

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  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola Bright Pop! Cardstock
  • Crayola No. 2 Pencil
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola No-Run Washable School Glue
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Paper Plate
  • Clothespins

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Is your dino the king or queen of the cretaceous period? Add a cardstock crown!
  • Study other types of dinosaurs and create more prehistoric paper plates.


Step 1

Paint an upside-down plate and 2 clothespins. Dry 1–2 hours. Add second coat. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 2

Using plate as guide, sketch dinosaur scales on cardstock. Cut out.

Step 3

Sketch and cut out construction paper head and tail.

Step 4

Flip plate right-side up. Glue scales, head, and tail to plate.

Step 5

Add glue to rim of plate. Fold in half and press down to secure. Let all glue steps dry 1–2 hours.

Step 6

Clip clothespins to bottom of plate to create legs.

Step 7

Draw facial features with markers.

Step 8

Add sparkly accents with glitter glue. Dry 3–4 hours, then have a dino good time!

  • Occasion:

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Animals

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+

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