Sunday, May 29, 2011

Paperplate Dinosaur

Red-handed--I hope in some way
this isn't foreshadowing. :-/
 Super easy and you just have the kids paint and piece it together.  You want to give them some extra work have them cut out the body parts and cut up the paper plates themselves. 


paper plate
foam sheets
googly eyes
scotch tape or stapler
glue stick

(Doesn't it seem like my material lists are the same with just about every craft? Ha.)

Autumn is very influenced by Picasso
Cut out the center of the paper plate (which will be the body).  Cut off a third of the edge of the paper plate.  That will be the tail.  The other piece will be the neck.  Have your child(ren) paint these pieces in their color of choice.  Meanwhile cut your head, legs, spots for the body, and tail end out of the foam sheets.  Try to match it to the color of the paint,  but that's obviously not a requirement.  I'm not one to knock someone's creativity. ;)   
Such a diligent crafter :)
 Let the paint dry for at least 10 minute before attaching body parts.  Use either scotch tape or a stapler to help your child(ren) attach their body parts (especially using a stapler!).  Of course it's just easier than dealing with messy glue.  Go ahead and use a glue stick to attach spots to the body and neck. Glue on the googly eye.

Hannah said she made her dinosaur look like he's running
I also started thinking I should probably have a story to go with each craft--kinda like when we go to story time at the library.  I'll make the story here "Danny and the Dinosaur." :)

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