Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dinosaur Themed Preschool Craft Idea: Popsicle Stick Dino Skeleton

We're studying dinosaurs this month and doing some fun crafts to go along with our theme. This is our first dinosaur creation: a Stick-a-saurus Skeleton. You can print out your own stick-a-saurus outline from my free dinosaur printables available here.

Preschool (or Tot-school) Craft Idea: Stick-a-saurus Skeleton

  • Popsicle sticks (for long bones)
  • Q-tips, toothpicks, or cut popsicle sticks (for ribs)
  • A piece of paper (lines to use as a guide for where the sticks go can be drawn or this can be more of an open-ended project, and you can leave the design totally to the child)
  • Small dino head cut out of paper
  • School glue (Homemade works great!)
  • additional Q-tips to spread the glue if desired
  1. Assemble supplies.
  2. Have the child spread the glue on the sticks or on the lines for the long bones, and press into place.
  3. Then glue the ribs and the head on top, and you're done!
  4. The child can name the dinosaur if they want.

My preschooler, Aaron, (who is three years old) was able to follow the lines and make the dinosaur look really good all on his own. My little guy in "tot-school" Andrew (who is 19 months old) just stuck them all over, which is absolutely fine with me. Gluing and sticking at this age is already kind of advanced, and everyone says his project looks like they just discovered the bones at an archeological site. :)

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