This activity creates stuffed paper dinosaurs and takes about an hour or less. It’s not very messy; it involves cutting two identical paper dinosaur shapes, decorating the dinosaurs, and stapling them together, and then stuffing them with newspaper.
- Any thick paper, 8 1/2 x 11
- Crayons, paint, or markers to decorate the dinosaurs
- Newspaper or tissue paper to stuff the dinosaurs
“Sewing” can be used as a more difficult alternative to stapling the dinosaur together. Using a hole punch, you can punch holes around the edges of the dinosaur while holding the two identical pieces together. Then the students can use yarn or string to “sew” through the holes, attaching the two sides.