I wanted to incorporate a craft as part of Dinosaur Week here on Love, Play, Learn. My daughter is 22 months old and still has trouble with many crafts so I am always trying to think of fun ideas that she is able to do. This one is great because she gets to make a craft of a dinosaur which she loves and she gets to learn about shapes at the same time!
For this craft you’ll need:
- Construction or colored paper
- glue stick
- googly eye
- Builds fine motor skills
- improves eye-hand coordination
- Teaches shapes
- Boosts creativity
First cut out your shapes for your dinosaur.
To make stegosaurus we cut out an oval for the body, 2 rectangles for legs, a long triangle for the tail, a small rectangle for the neck, a small triangle for the head and 5 triangles of various sizes for the spikes on the the back.
Now let your child apply glue to the backs of shapes. Label each shape for young toddlers or ask older children what each shape is to build their vocabulary and understanding of shapes.
Younger toddlers may need guidance of where to put the shapes and don’t worry if it is not perfect. They will still love doing it.
Then add a googly eye and draw a smile and you have your very own stegosaurus! I think this turned out super cute. My daughter loved it once she realized she had just made a dinosaur.
Did you enjoy this craft? I love hearing your thought and comments!