Paper Dinosaur Puppet Craft

These Papercraft Dinosaur Puppets are so simple to make and promote imaginative play with your kids. Download the free template to make your own dinosaur puppet craft in no time. 

Paper Dinosaur Puppet Craft

In our house we love dinosaurs. The other day Tony was watching a dinosaur video and all of a sudden he started acting like a dinosaur. I knew at that moment we had to create a fun dinosaur craft project. These papercraft dinosaur puppets are a huge hit in our house. They are easy to make with the free template and create hours of fun far after the craft is made. 

These are perfect to use for a fun dinosaur puppet show once they are crafted. 

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Supplies:

  • Colored paper
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors

How to make Dinosaur puppet paper crafts

  • Select different, fun colored papers for the dinosaur paper crafts. We’re using green, orange, purple, brown, blue colored papers. 
  • Trace the template patterns on the selected craft papers and cut out the patterns nicely.
  • Make sure to trace the spots and scale on different colored papers than the papers selected for the body base patterns of the dinosaurs. 
  • Attach the spot cutouts on the triceratops and the stegosaurus pattern cutouts.
  • Attach the scale patterns on the backside of the T-Rex and the stegosaurus body patterns.
  • Attach the horn cutouts on the front side of the triceratops’ head cutout. 
  • Next, attach the head pattern of the triceratops on the front side of its body base. 
  • Craft the other dinosaur patterns similarly; simply trace, cut out and paste the patterns to craft a puppet. 
  • Connect the papercraft dinosaurs on popsicle sticks to complete the craft. 

More Dinosaur Activities

If your kids love dinosaurs as much as mine then create other fun dinosaur activities for them to do! 

Create a fun muddy sensory bin. Grab some fun plastic dinosaurs and let your kids go crazy playing in them. 

Help your kids strengthen their fine motor skills with these fun dinosaur lacing cards. 

Take your favorite dinosaurs outside and have your kids trace dinosaur shadows. Place a dinosaur between the sun and a piece of paper and then trace the dinosaur onto the paper. Your kids will love doing this activity whenever the sun is shining. 

Grab this dino dot to dot book for extra fine motor skills practice or this fun Dino Busy Book for even more fun. 

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Paper Dinosaur Puppet Craft

Multiple dinosaur paper craft on popsicle sticks

Instructions

Select different, fun colored papers for the dinosaur paper crafts. We’re using green, orange, purple, brown, blue colored papers. 

Trace the template patterns on the selected craft papers and cut out the patterns nicely.

Make sure to trace the spots and scale on different colored papers than the papers selected for the body base patterns of the dinosaurs. 

Attach the spot cutouts on the triceratops and the stegosaurus pattern cutouts.

Attach the scale patterns on the backside of the T-Rex and the stegosaurus body patterns.

Attach the horn cutouts on the front side of the triceratops’ head cutout. 

Next, attach the head pattern of the triceratops on the front side of its body base. 

Craft the other dinosaur patterns similarly; simply trace, cut out and paste the patterns to craft a puppet. 

Connect the papercraft dinosaurs on popsicle sticks to complete the craft. 

7 thoughts on “Paper Dinosaur Puppet Craft”

  1. These dinosaur puppets are super cute! Thank you for sharing. These are great for Language development. If you have a book about dinosaurs you could also retell the story from the book!

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