DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur Craft

Dinosaur puppetIf you don't want a huge project, but still want a dinosaur, you could do this as a paper craft (just glue the pieces together) or you could just print and color the first template (the head).

The girls really liked playing with this (though Kaitlyn aged 3 managed to rip off the tail and a leg before she was done...  Oh well, they were easily re-attached)

Although younger children (Age 2 thru 5) will have fun colouring the pieces and playing with the finished puppet, the craft is really more suited to Age 5+ if you want them to work fairly independently as it's quite a bit longer of a project and gets a bit fiddly at the end.

Suggestions from viewers.  Thanks!

Gayla wrote: "You know how you suggest using the straws on the legs, tail, and one arm? I happened to cut the part of the straw that has the rigid part that bends and I used that to connect the pieces.  The result is that you can "bend and shape" the legs, tail and arm because the rigid part of the straw holds shape."

Nancy wrote:  " You could also print each template twice (four times for the legs) and print the extras in reverse.  Then you could paint them in the same manner as the first set (just remember to keep the pieces in reverse), and glue them to the back of the puppet after the strings or straws are attached so it will be double sided."



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Head Template                 (color)   or   (B&W)

Legs Template (print 2)    (color)   or   (B&W)

Tail Template                   (color)   or   (B&W)

Body Template                (color)   or   (B&W)


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