An oval for a body, a circle for a head, diamond scales and triangular spikes create our Shape-A-Saurus craft! This dinosaur craft combines a lesson on shapes with the opportunity for you child to be creative! We've included all of the common shapes in shape-a-saurus and kids will love being able to put them together to create something new. Shape-a-saurus is a fantastic preschool craft or toddler craft. Our two year old daughter absolutely loved this craft (one of her dinosaur is pictured below) and asked to make it again and again -- so we recommend cutting out the materials for at least two ahead of time!

What you'll need:

How to make your Shape-A-Saurus Craft
  1. Print our templates and cut the pieces out. Trace onto construction paper and cut your shapes out. Cut out as many hearts and stars as you want (3 is a good number).
  2. Take this opportunity to name the shapes with your child.
  3. Glue the rectangle to the oval body to create the neck.
  4. Glue the circle to the rectangle to create the head.
  5. Glue the two squares to the bottom of the oval to make legs.
  6. Glue the tail onto the back end of the oval.
  7. Use the diamonds to create scales on the dinosaur's back.
  8. Use the triangles to create spikes on the tail and head.
  9. Use the hearts and stars to decorate the body.
  10. Use a crayon or marker to draw on an eye, mouth, legs and toes.
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