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!

Summer Craft Ideas

Our summer is about half over and we are starting to hear the Mom I’m Bored comments around here.  Here are a few of the summer craft ideas that we are going to try out in the next week or two!

Paper Plate Porthole

Rock Family Plaque – I plan on making several of these to give for Christmas gifts this year from the kids! 

Print out and color this paper city and characters.

I think my son would love one of these Bean Bag Balls!  I am thinking that they might make a great inexpensive birthday party favor too!

And my daughter will be so excited to make these lace up dolls from YellowMum!

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