Summer Craft – Dinosaur in a Cave

Big S had to read an arts and craft book for his library summer reading challenge this week.  He chose Crafts for Kids Who Are Wild about Dinosaurs by Kathy Ross.  Yesterday morning, the kids were reading the book and wanting to try a craft.  Of course, not being prepared with lots of craft supplies I chose Dinosaur in a Cave on page 31.  We modified the directions because we were missing a few supplies.  Aren’t they great dinosaur scenes?

Dinosaur in the Ocean!


  • construction paper in many colors
  • glue
  • scissors
  • markers or crayons


  1. Trace your hand on construction paper.  This is the dinosaur.  The thumb is the face and the rest are the legs.
  2. Cut out your dinosaur.
  3. Glue your dinosaur on another piece of paper.
  4. Color a scene for the dinosaur.  We colored a volcano scene, a forest scene, and a water scene.  Little S drew her dinosaur in Hawaii!

Dinosaur in the sky!

Saturday Children’s Workshops at the Pensacola Museum of Art

The Pensacola Museum of Art offers Saturday workshops for children ages 5-13, featuring artists as instructors. The individual sessions take their inspiration from the art and architecture of the Museum and focus on multiple elements and principles of art.*  To reserve a spot, you must pre-register and pay ahead of time.  The cost is $10 for PMA members and $15 for non-members.  *Workshops are subject to change and availability.

I am hoping to sign Big S up for one of the April workshops.  We will give you our review when he completes the class!

Upcoming Saturday Workshops

March 26, 2011 – 12-2pm: Shades of Gray; 2:30-4:30pm: Get Creative with Color!

April 9, 2011 – 2:30-4:30pm: Landscapes and Cityscapes

April 23, 2011 – 12-2pm: Absolutely Abstracts; 2:30-4:30pm: All that Glitters…

May 28, 2011 – 12-2pm: Creative Collage; 2:30-4:30pm: Printmaking for Children

For more details on Saturday Workshops, or other children’s programming at the PMA, please visit Phone the Museum at (850) 432-6247 to make your reservation today! 

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