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Easy dinosaur fossil craft for kids

Easy dinosaur fossil craft for kids

I’ve mentioned before that my 6 year old is just crazy about dinosaurs. She collects Schleich dinosaurs to play with, loves reading about dinosaurs and has watched all of the Jurassic World films over and over again. We haven’t really done many dinosaur crafts before which is why our easy dinosaur fossil craft for kids is so overdue.

This is a really fun dinosaur craft for kids which I’ve done with my 6 and 8 year old. It’s really quick and easy, so perfect as an after school activity. All you will need is a sheet of black A4 paper, white paper straws or cotton buds (or Q tips) and lots of glue.

Easy dinosaur fossil craft for kids

Easy dinosaur fossil craft for kids

The first step was to decide what dinosaur they wanted to create. We were going to use the white paper straws to make up the dinosaur skeleton so needed to know what we were creating. My son cut his straws into smaller pieces and stuck them onto the black card to create his dinosaur skeleton.

dinosaur fossil craft for kids

He made the body and head, adding legs and horns for his Triceratops.

crafting a dinosaur skeleton

When he had glued everything in place he added a few more details with a white pen. I especially love his ferocious teeth!

crafting a dinosaur skeleton

He added a little sign, just to make sure everyone knew it was a dinosaur skeleton rather than a real one!

Other dinosaur posts you may be interested in:

Recipe for dinosaur poo playdough

Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum

DIY salt dough dinosaur fossils

Dinosaur eye painted rock


  • Reply
    Rhiannon D'Averc
    July 23, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    What a great idea! I love how he had to add the “dead” haha!

  • Reply
    July 23, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    This is such a lovely idea! I used to love learning about dinosaurs and this is such a brilliant opportunity! The caption makes me laugh!

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