A fun way to teach your kids about dinosaurs is by getting down and dirty: do a dino crafts project involving finger paints. Using the colorful goo and their hands and feet—and just a little help from a grown-up with a marker—they’re able to create a T-Rex and Stegosaurus in minutes.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Finger paints
Here’s what to do:
Step 1: Prep the hand and foot “stamps”
Set a piece of paper in front of your child and have them apply a single color of paint to their tiny dino-shaped hands or feet.
Step 2: Make the dinosaur body
Have them “stamp” their painted parts onto the paper to form a dino body. A foot makes a great T-Rex and a hand makes a Stegosaurus.
Step 3: Detail your dinos
Using your marker, draw a tail, feet, and faces on each dinosaur. Kids might enjoy adorning their dinos with spikes, horns, or other accessories.
Step 4: Fill in the blanks
Use more finger paint to “flesh out” your dinosaurs. Feel free to experiment with colors.
Step 5: Complete the dino scene
This is where the kids can get really creative. They can color the background with grass, water, or more dinosaurs.
How did your dino’s come out? Hopefully dinomite! Don’t forget you can enter to win a FREE dino toy until May 1, 2017… and you can come back and enter every day. Don’t miss it.
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