How To Make A Paper Plate Dinosaur

Are there any dinosaur fans in the house? You’ll love this. Dinosaurs feature quite a lot on our website and in our branding at Primary Colours, so we thought it was only right that we share this fantastic paper plate craft by Good To Know.

It’s quick, easy and perfect to make with little ones from around 3 years old and up - just remember the plastic table cloth! The kids will love getting messy painting their own paper dinosaur and designing its face.

You will need:

  • Large paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Toilet roll
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Wiggle eyes

Step 1:

Fold a large paper plate in half, and cut into 2 to create the ‘shell’ of your dinosaur. 

Step 2:

Take one half of the plate and draw and cut a head, a tail and triangular spikes in whatever shapes you fancy. Glue these to the second half of the plate to start to create the template for your dinosaur. 

Step 3:

To make the feet, measure and cut a toilet roll into 3. Take 2 pieces and cut slits in the top on opposite sides. Insert the dinosaur's body onto the feet so it's stable and can stand.

Step 4:

Paint the dinosaur with your chosen colour of acrylic paint and leave to dry - this could take a few hours.

Step 5:

Add a wiggle eye to the dinosaur's head to give yours some character and a face with personality. Now all that's left to do is to name your new pet!