A fun DIY decor idea kids can make, this Dinosaur Wreath craft is an easy dinosaur craft preschool kids can make!
Easy Dinosaur Craft for Kids
Recently, the kids and I were making some Spring-themed wreaths with flowers, craft moss and mini butterflies for them to take home to their parents.
One of my daycare kids, Mr. B, was not thrilled about the craft idea. He wanted to make a DINOSAUR wreath, not a butterfly wreath!
I could have just given him some mini dinosaur figurines to add to the flower wreath, but I thought why not make an epic Dinosaur wreath?!
I had to take care of the majority of shaping this wreath, but after the body was assembled, Mr. B was able to do the rest of the craft mostly independently, with a little direction so that everything stayed together.
This would make a cute piece of kid-made decor for a Dinosaur-themed room or Dinosaur party. I also think it would make a cute craft after reading Puff the Magic Dragon or watching The Land Before Time or The Good Dinosaur. (Check out our Puff the Magic Dragon activities here.)
More Dinosaur Crafts for Kids:
- Dinosaur Valentines
- DIY Dinosaur Tangrams
- Dinosaur Scrubbing Sensory Activity
- Pop-up Dinosaur Discover Eggs from The Soccer Mom Blog
- D is for Dinosaur letter craft from The Letters of Literacy (a guest post from me)
- Dinosaur Salt Dough Fossils from Make Life Lovely
- Dino-Mite Father’s Day Card from The Soccer Mom Blog
- Paper Plate Dinosaur from Made to be a Momma
- DIY Paper Dinosaur Hat from Paper and Glue
Dinosaur Craft Materials
- Floral foam wreath
- Floral foam block
- Hot Glue <– if making with kids, a Cool Temp Hot Glue Gun can make the process less daunting
- Tissue paper
- White school glue or mod podge
- Googly eyes
- Colored craft foam
- Paint tray
- Exacto Knife
Tip: I highly recommend grabbing a couple of these sturdy plastic lunch trays. I use these for almost all of our craft or kitchen activities, as well as in our Montessori practical life activities. Ours have lasted for over 6 years and are still going strong, plus they are so great for containing messes and allowing the kids to set a project to the side while it dries (or if you have to clear off the table for supper).
How to Make a Dinosaur Wreath with Kids
Using a sharp kitchen knife or exacto knife, cut an oval “head shape” and tail shape from the floral craft foam.
Trim the edges to allow the shapes to fit flush against the floral foam wreath. Attach to the wreath using hot glue (or super glue).
After the glue has set, have your child glue strips of tissue paper to the foam shape, covering it completely. (Ideally, make at least two layers of tissue paper.) You can alternatively use paper mâché for this step.
Let the tissue paper and glue dry and harden completely.
Paint the dinosaur wreath all over with your choice of paint. Let dry.
Cut the craft foam sheets into triangular scales and attach to the top of the wreath and tail with craft glue or hot glue.
Attach googley eyes and let the wreath sit out overnight before hanging.
Grab your free printable instructions for our easy dinosaur wreath craft:
You can alternatively use paper mâché in place of the tissue paper and glue. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
You can alternatively use paper mâché in place of the tissue paper and glue.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This easy dinosaur wreath was so much for my dinosaur fan to make, and would make a great piece of decor for a Dinosaur-themed party or a fun Father’s Day gift.