What time is it? It’s triceratops time! Triceratops was an herbivore who loved to eat plants, and used their horns to knock over tall plants and trees while feasting. We love making dinosaurs, especially the adorable dinos from the songs 10 Little Dinosaurs and 10 Little Dinosaurs #2. If you’re inspired to make more dinosaurs, check out the brontosaurus and the stegosaurus crafts as well. Now let’s get started!
Things you’ll need
- Yellow construction paper
- Paper plate
- 2 cardboard tubes
- 2 shades of yellow craft paint
- Paint brush
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Cotton swab
- Cotton ball
- Googly eyes
Paint the paper plate to match the construction paper color. We’re using yellow!
Next, paint both of your cardboard tubes with a different shade of yellow paint. Let everything dry completely.
Once the paper plate is dry, fold it in half.
Once your cardboard tubes are dry, flatten out one end of each tube. Next, cut an arch at the top of each leg and some one inch slits on either side. You can now slide the legs onto the bottom of the paper plate.
To draw your triceratops head, start by drawing an oval shape for the lower part of the head, then a large circle for the upper part called the frill. Draw a line connecting the upper circle and lower circle. Next, draw the scalloped edge along the crest to give it that spiky look, like a sun. Draw a swervy and sturdy tail. Cut out the head and the tail.
Glue the underside of the head (the drawn side) onto the plate. Next, attach the tail by adding glue to both sides at the base and placing it between both sides of the paper plate. Use a cotton ball and a cotton swab to paint the nails, beak-like mouth, spots on the frill, and spots on the dinosaur’s back.
Glue the googly eye in place. Cut out three triangles from white paper to make horns. We rounded off the edges of our horns to look like the cartoon version.
Glue the horns in place.
One little, two little, three little dinosaurs.
Four little, five little, six little dinosaurs.
Seven little, eight little, nine little dinosaurs.
Ten little dinosaur babies.
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