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Paper Plate Stegosaurus

A simple dinosaur craft for younger children to make and paint.


Paper plate
Green and yellow paint
Strip of green card
Glue (or stapler)


Paint the middle of your plate and the lower half of the rim green. Paint the top half of the rim in yellow or your preferred other colour. Leave to dry.

Using the photos as a guide, cut out the head, legs and the start of the tail out of the green-painted section of the plate. Do not cut into the flat part of the plate.

Now, using our photos as a guide, cut into the yellow rim to form the spikes. Again, do not cut into the centre of the plate. Save the scraps of yellow!

Cut a tail from the green card, and stick to your plate. Use the yellow scraps that you cut off the plate to add spikes to the tail.

Draw on a face.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of Activitiy Village.

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Dragon and Dinosaur Crafts, More Boys Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts, PreSchool Crafts

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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