I thought we would end Dinosaur theme week with a bang! Well, maybe more of a really loud sizzle. This post finishes up my current Dinosaur theme. We have done worksheets, counting puzzles, sensory fun, and now we are going to do a craft. I also added a few bonuses at the bottom so be sure to check them out. Cool add-ons such as a coloring page and some links to further your dino fun. On to the craft!
Dinosaur Paper Mache Piggy Bank DIY
Dunkin Donuts coffee creamer bottle. It tapers just right for the tail and the bottom is almost the same size as the 2 liter.
6 Cardboard tubes
Newspaper or magazine
Paint (I used spray paint but to be honest I just wanted to play with spray paint. Any paint will do.)
Time and Patience
I started with the neck and head because that was a crucial part of my design and if it didn’t work there would be no dino. I cut a diagonal strip off one tube and taped them together.
I added a third tube to the top and taped it on as well.This I then taped to the end of the 2 liter.
For the feet, I cut the tubes in half. I taped them onto the base of the 2 liter.
I then taped the creamer bottle to the bottom of the 2 liter. This formed the tail. I added another tub that I squished on the end to form the peak.
There is the basic shape of the dinosaur… Now the fun begins.
Paper mache is messy… not glue and glitter messy… it’s worse than that.
We used a flour and water mixture that was the consistency of glue. We rubbed the overall dinosaur with the goop. I took strips of newspaper and glued them down to the dino with the goop. Cover the whole project a couple of times and let dry over night.
The next day you can paint or let the kids paint the dinosaur. I suggest googly eyes…than again I suggest googly eyes for everything.
When it’s dry, cut a small hole in his back and you are finished! Now you can start filling your bank with change!
Here is a fun coloring sheet for you to print and color!
Want More Dinosaur Fun Ideas?
Be sure to check out this great post at Mommy In Sports Paleo Painting and Other Dino Fun!
More Dinosaur Printables:
Pre-K Pages has some awesome printable activities and work pages!
123Homeschool4Me also has a great dinosaur resource pack!
3 Dinosaurs has a ton of Dinosaur printables!
Busy Bee Kids Printables Dinosaur printable work pages.