Make a cool prehistoric dinosaur our of a paper plate in a few simple steps. Children are simply fascinated by these extraordinary prehistoric creatures that once roamed our Earth. Pair this project up with a trip to a dinosaur park or museum or even a book about dinosaurs. It is so neat what you can make by cutting various shapes out of a simple paper plate and placing them in a different location.
- Two paper plates
- Bubble wrap
- Washable Paint
- Google eyes
- A pencil
How to Make It
- Spread some paint out on a paper plate.
- Dip a piece of bubble wrap bubble side down onto the paint and press the bubble wrap bubble side down onto a paper plate over and over again until the entire plate is covered in a scale-like pattern.
- Allow time to dry.
- When the paint is dry,flip it over and draw the following pattern on the back. See the photo above for additional guidance. Draw a line across the back of the plate one third of the way down. The part above this line will be the body of your dinosaur
- Below that line draw an oval for the dinosaur head and draw 2 thin 4 inch rectangles and 2 thin 2 inch rectangles on the center flat back of the paper plate. Next, draw a swooping line from the line that you made across down the side of the plate and around to the bottom for a long curvy triangular shaped tail.
- Cut out the pieces. You should have a head, two legs, two arms, a tail, and a body.
- Flip the pieces over and holding the body upright on an angle, glue the head, legs, and tail in place using the picture above as your guide.
- Glue a google eye on to the head. You may also use markers to accent other features that you would like to accentuate.