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Movable Dinosaur Craft

Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 1 sheet of green construction paper
  • 1/2 sheet orange construction paper
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Thin cardboard recycled snack box, etc
  • Glue stick
  • 4 paper fasteners
  • 1 medium wiggle eye
  • White craft glue
  • Pattern


  • Cut out the body parts from the green construction paper and the triangle plates from the orange construction paper.
  • Use the pattern as a guide to mark the four holes on the dinosaur body with a pen.
  • Use a glue stick to attach the body pieces and the triangle plates to a piece of thin cardboard. Cut all of the pieces out.
  • Position the dinosaur body pieces on the table (without permanently connecting them). The body section should be on the top with the legs, neck, and tail underneath the body piece. Using a pen, poke a hole through the marked areas on the dinosaur body. Then pen should go all the way through the cardboard, creating an indent on the body piece below (i.e. legs, neck, tail). Next, use the pen to poke a hole through the indented area on the tail, neck, and legs.
  • Insert a paper fastener through a hole in the dinosaur body. Position the corresponding body piece below that and insert the fastener through there as well. Repeat for all four parts.
  • Using 4 of the 5 triangle plates, glue them to the dinosaur’s back.
  • Take the remaining triangle plate and cut it into six small pieces to use as toes (3 for each foot), glue in place.
  • Glue a wiggle eye to the dinosaur’s face.