Dinosaur Handprint Craft

Do your kids love dinosaurs? Mine have been obsessed lately! This fun dinosaur handprint craft is the perfect way for you to have a fun time with your kids and hold on to their cute, tiny hands that over time will become the best keepsake. 

Dinosaur Handprint Craft

As we have posted other dinosaur crafts like the Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet and the Paper Dinosaur Puppet Craft, we have seen so many people love and create them. Because of that, we wanted to give you a brand new dinosaur craft for you to do with your kids. 

Many kids love dinosaurs. And they love painting and creating masterpieces. So they will definitely love this dinosaur handprint craft. 

How to Make the Dinosaur Handprint Craft

Supplies

  • Colored craft papers
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Sharpie
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

How to Make A Handprint Dinosaur

  • Select a colored craft paper and the same colored acrylic paint for the dinosaur drawing.
  • Select a different colored craft paper for the spots.
  • Prepare the selected acrylic paint. Add a few drops of water if the paint is too thick or hard.
  • Wash, clean and dry your hands. 
  • Use a thick paintbrush to apply the acrylic paint to the palm of your hand. Make sure to cover the palm nice and evenly.  
  • Take a piece of white cardstock paper and press the painted palm against the paper. Keep the palm on the paper for a few seconds and then remove your hand gently from the paper.
  • Allow the paint to dry completely.
  • Use scissors to cut out the hand print from the paper.
  • Trace and cut out the dinosaur head (and neck) pattern and eyes from the template. The template includes 5 different sizes; you can select the size appropriate for your craft. 
  • Cut out some small round shapes from a colored craft paper for the spots.
  • Attach the eye cutouts on the head part of the dinosaur paper cutout.
  • Use a sharpie to draw the mouth-line of the dinosaur.
  • Attach the dinosaur paper pattern with the hand-printed cutout, opposite to the thumb. The thumb will be the tail of the dinosaur.
  • Attach the small spots on the palm part of the hand-printed pattern to complete the craft.

Tips and Tricks

  • This dinosaur handprint craft would make a fun, and cute end-of-the-year gift for your kids’ teachers.
  • Or you can make them for any of their grandparents for mother’s or father’s day!
  • Use all different colors of paint to make a whole family of dinosaurs.
  • Glue the dinosaurs to popsicle sticks to make it easier for your toddlers to play with and handle.

More Dinosaur Ideas For Kids

If your kids loved this dinosaur handprint craft, they will love using their hands again to make this Butterfly Handprint Craft.

Need more dinosaur ideas? This Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet is a great craft for your kids to make. They will love using this dinosaur puppet to play pretend.

This Paper Dinosaur Puppet Craft is another fun way for your kids to learn and play with dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Handprint Craft

Dinosaur Handprint Craft

Do your kids love dinosaurs? Mine have been obsessed lately! This fun dinosaur handprint craft is the perfect way for you to have a fun time with your kids and hold on to their cute, tiny hands that overtime will become the best keepsake.

Materials

  • Colored craft papers
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Sharpie
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

Select a colored craft paper and the same colored acrylic paint for the dinosaur drawing. 

Select a different colored craft paper for the spots. 

Prepare the selected acrylic paint. Add a few drops of water if the paint is too thick or hard.

Wash, clean and dry your hands. 

Use a thick paint brush to apply the acrylic paint on the palm of your hand. Make sure to cover the palm nice and evenly.  

Take a piece of white cardstock paper and press the painted palm against the paper. Keep the palm on the paper for a few seconds and then remove your hand gently from the paper.

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Use scissors to cut out the hand print from the paper.

Trace and cut out the dinosaur head (and neck) pattern and eyes from the template. The template includes 5 different sizes; you can select the size appropriate for your craft. 

Cut out some small round shapes from a colored craft paper for the spots.

Attach the eye cutouts on the head part of the dinosaur paper cutout.

Use a sharpie to draw the mouth-line of the dinosaur.

Attach the dinosaur paper pattern with the hand-printed cutout, opposite to the thumb. The thumb will be the tail of the dinosaur.

Attach the small spots on the palm part of the hand-printed pattern to complete the craft. 

Notes

This dinosaur handprint craft would make a fun, and cute end-of-the-year gift for your kids’ teachers.

Or you can make them for any of their grandparents for mother’s or father’s day!

Use all different colors of paint to make a whole family of dinosaurs.

Glue the dinosaurs to popsicle sticks to make it easier for your toddlers to play with and handle.

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