I know what you are thinking. Omgosh, she’s back finally with another Crafting with Kids! post. Sorry it has been a minute since the last one I put up. The holidays and then trying to get back into a routine afterwards has thrown me off for the past few weeks but it’s time to get back at it. Today’s crafting with kids post is for Valentine’s Day. We are making some of the cutest paper plate dinosaurs i’ve ever crafted.
These require almost nothing in the way of supplies. All you need is 1 paper plate per dinosaur and some paint. Yep, that’s it! Oh and if you wanted wiggly eyes, those too. The daughter and I painted ours for Valentine’s Day but you of course could choose any color of the rainbow. I added a couple of photos to show you how we cut the paper plates for each one.
The first part is to cut the paper plate in half. One half is the body and the other half will be used to create the rest of the pieces. Cut around the outside of one half and use that part (with the waves on it) to make the dinosaurs plates. Then you can use the leftover to cut out a head, tail and feet.
(or when I was little he was called the Brontosaurus)
Like the Stegosaurus, the apatosaurus starts out with the paper plate cut in half. One half is the body and the other half is used for the rest of the dinosaur. We cut the edging of the plate for the neck and tail and used the leftover for the head and legs.
These were so fun to make. You could paint them any colors you liked the best and do other dinosaurs as well. A T-rex would be super cute.
We paint in our pajamas! It’s just how we roll around here. 🙂