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Dinosaur Silhouette

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Updated on Aug 27, 2013

Travel back to the Jurassic age with this creative dinosaur activity that would make a great addition to any wall or fridge. The negative space silhouette looks cool and mysterious in front of a beautiful backdrop of ancient plants and landforms. This is a great time to research the types of environments dinosaurs lived in to add to the painting. A dinosaur enthusiast will want to make one for every different kind of dinosaur!

What You Need:

  • Sheet of paper
  • Tempera paints
  • Black construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

What You Do:

  1. Have your child create the colorful background of the dinosaur's habitat by filling it with large green plants and trees. This is a great time to discuss how different the Earth looked millions of years ago.
  2. Set the background aside to dry.
  3. Have your child draw a dinosaur on black construction paper. For a stegosaurus, start with a semi-circle shape. Add spines to the top, a long neck, head, tail and legs.
  4. Help your child cut out the dinosaur from the black construction paper and glue it to the background. Is this dinosaur a plant eater or meat-eater?
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