Dazzling Dinosaur

While we were learning about the letter D, my preschooler asked to do a dinosaur craft, and I agreed.  However, I forgot about it until Saturday morning.  It was then that I had to either research a preschool dinosaur craft or devise my own.  I opted for the second option as I did not want to take a trip to the store.  Using supplies we had on hand, our preschooler with cutting help from me made this dazzling dinosaur. 

This project was super easy to make.  Outlined below are the supplies and method we used.  It could easily be adapted for any shape or colors.  Also, I'm planning on adapting the project for older elementary aged students in our co-op later this week.

coloring page with simple out lined shape (I printed a free coloring page of a dinosaur)
adhesive clear laminating sheets (I used self stick kind, but contact paper would work as well)
tissue paper of various colors cut into small squares

1.  Lay coloring page on table and cover it with self stick laminating sheet (sticky side up, remove protective sheet) Note: only the image needs to be covered with the laminating sheet
2.  tape the laminating sheet to the coloring page
3.  have child place tissue paper squares onto the laminating sheet, pressing down the tissue paper to adhere well
4.  when the image is covered, carefully lay another sheet of laminating self stick on top of the tissue paper, press firmly
5.  holding onto the laminated tissue paper and the coloring sheet, carefully cut along the lines of the shape
6.  hang shape on a window with clear tape, it will catch the incoming sunlight

This post has been linked to Show and Tell at ABC and 123, Kids Get Crafty at Red Ted Art's Blog, Works for Me Wednesday at We are THAT Family, and Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations.


  1. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. How cute. My boys would love this!

  3. This is great! We love contact paper projects :) Visiting from ABC 123 - thanks for sharing!

  4. What a cute dinosaur! Love it!

    Thanks for linking on Kids Get Crafty!


  5. What a cute dinosaur craft. How fun! I am starting a Linky Pary and would love for you to join at http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-ever-linky-party.html


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