11 Creative Dinosaur Crafts to Make

Dinosaur jewelry holders
My So Called Crafty Life

Here's a round-up of rip-roaring dinosaur craft projects that dinosaur fans love. Recreate your own Jurassic scene with dinosaur home decorations, toys, and fashion accessories. It's guaranteed kids of all ages will love these crafts. From customizing dinosaur models to making party decorations to crochet patterns, these crafts are for the whole family. 

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    Make a Feathered Velociraptor

    feathered velociraptor
    The Spruce / Lesley Shepherd

    Make a feathered velociraptor and compare your finished masterpiece with the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. All you need are some feathers, adhesive, and a Velociraptor (or another dinosaur of your choice) model and you can recreate this in a cinch. 

    How to Feather a Velociraptor from The Spruce

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    Make Dinosaur Magnets

    dinosaur (and other animal) magnets
    Sugar and Cloth

    Here's another way to transform a plastic dinosaur toy. These pretty magnets are so easy to make and are a fun alternative to boring old fridge magnets.

    DIY Party Animal Magnets from Sugar and Cloth

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    DIY Dinosaur Candle Holder

    Dinosaur Candle Holder
    Hank and Hunt / The Sweetest Occasion

    Make a whole herd of dinosaur candle holders for a party or dinosaur-themed decorations. Again, these use plastic dino toys as the base. Once you've got the toys then all you need is some gold spray paint, candle holders, and a few a couple of tools and you're ready to get crafting.

    DIY Party Animal Candles from The Sweetest Occasion

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    Make Dinosaur Heel Shoes

    dinosaur high heels
    mikeasaurus / Instructables

    This is one for fashionistas with a penchant for prehistoric style. Give a pair of high heel shoes a makeover with the clever addition of a dinosaur. These would be perfect for a Halloween costume if you don't want to wear them more often. 

    Dinosaur Heel Shoes from mikeasaurus via Instructables

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    Foldasaurus (Folded Paper Toy Dinosaur)

    DIY folded paper dinosaur toy
    Luke 'Glood' / Nice Paper Toys

    Download the free printable PDF and create your own cute little foldasaurus dinosaur toy. You will find this printable paper toy on the Nice Paper Toy website.

    Foldasaurus (Folded Paper Toy Dinosaur) from Luke 'Glood' via Nice Paper Toys

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    Pop-Up Dinosaur Card

    T Rex dinosaur pop up card
    Creative Pop Up Cards

    This video tutorial shows how to make a cool dinosaur pop-up card. The card featured is for Father's Day but it would be perfect for invitations to a dinosaur themed-party or the follow-up thank you cards once the party has passed. 

    Dinosaur Pop Up Card Tutorial from Creative Pop Up Cards

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    Make Dinosaur Jewelry Holders

    dinosaur jewelry holders
    My So Called Crafty Life

    Here's another great way to upcycle a cheap dinosaur toy. In this project, you will use your plastic toy base to create a useful jewelry holder.

    DIY Pretty Prehistoric Ring Holder from My So Called Crafty Life

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    Make a Stuffed Toy Dinosaur

    soft stuffed toy dinosaur
    Woolly Petals

    This detailed tutorial shows how to make a cute dinosaur stuffed toy. You'll even find a free PDF template to make things super simple.

    Stuffed Toy Dinosaur from Woolly Petals

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    Make a Fondant Icing Stegosaurus

    fondant icing stegosaurus dinosaur
    Sylvia Chan / SheKnows

    This little stegosaurus is made from fondant icing, however, you could also use the same instructions to recreate this dinosaur using polymer clay. If you take the polymer clay route, this would look cute on your child's desk or bedroom shelf. 

    Fondant Dinosaur Tutorial from Sylvia Chan via SheKnows

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    Tiny Kawaii Dinosaur Video Tutorial

    Tiny Kawaii Dinosaur Tutorial
    MissClayCreations / Youtube

    This video tutorial walks us through how to make this tiny little dinosaur packed full of the Japanese kawaii character of cuteness. If you were to be transported back to prehistoric times, this is the dinosaur you wouldn't mind bumping into.

    Easy Kawaii Dinosaur Tutorial from MissClayCreations via Youtube

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    Free Dinosaur Crochet Pattern

    crocheted dinosaur
    DROPS Design

    If you enjoy crochet, you can create your own little dinosaur toys with this free crochet pattern. This would be lovely as a gift for a little one in your life. 

    Crochet Dinosaur Pattern from DROPS Design