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Apr 13

Dinosaur Time!!

Posted on April 13, 2020 at 10:24 AM by Tiffany Miller

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope everyone had a awesome weekend and you are staying warm. This cold front sure was a surprise after the beautiful warm weather we have had. My nephews birthday was Saturday and we had a fun time Face timing him and celebrating his special day. He is crazy about dinosaurs, so todays post is dedicated to him. 

I have never met anyone who doesn't like dinosaurs. They are such an amazing part of our history and really help build our imaginations. From books, to movies, to all different types of toys, dinosaurs are a fun and interesting animal. My nephews favorite is the Tyrannosaurs Rex!! Did you know that measured up to 43 feet long and weighted as much as 7.5 tons. Their life span was around 30 years and they could eat 500 pounds of meat in a single bite. Wow, now that is super cool. 

Since the weather is a little chillier than last week, today would be a awesome day to make some dinosaurs and have your own Jurassic park. Here are a few of my favorite crafts that you can make with things that you should have at home already.

Dino Balloons:
If you have some left over balloons you can make some dinosaurs. These are perfect for a dinsosaur themed birthday party or any occasion. First, blow up several balloons and different colors. Then cut out shapes for the head, legs, and tail. You can pre-draw the shapes, or find templates online to trace. Then use clear tape to attach the construction paper to the balloon. Make sure the part of the balloon you tie is the head of the dinosaur. Add eyes with paper or use wiggly eyes! 

Paper Bag Dinosaurs:
First, choose the dinos you want to make, and which colors. You can chose a T-rex and Triceratops. Use small paper bags as the base for your craft. Then, cut out shapes for the face, legs, and arms using sticky foam. Use construction paper to make the teeth and horn shapes and stick them to the foam. Now you can stick them to the paper bag. Cut out eyes using construction paper, then glue them to the bag. Grab a black permanent marker and draw the nostrils and nails on the feet and arms. Add spots if you’d like!

Toilet paper roll Dinosaur:
 First, paint your paper roll with yellow acrylic paint. Then, cut out shapes using yellow construction paper for the head and tail. To hold the head and the tail in place, cut a slit in the paper roll, then insert the construction paper into the slit. Add some glue just in case. Glue the wings to the roll, then string a piece of jute through the paper roll and hang it up on display!

Dinosaur Planter:
Have some old toys that you don't know what to do with. Make a planter. This fun and easy craft makes something old into something new and fun. Simple cut a hole in your dinosaur and plant a plant. Here is a link with great instructions on this fun and easy craft. 
http://www.littlebitfunky.com/2011/05/20-minute-crafter-dino-toy-into-planter.html

Whatever dinosaur craft you decided to do today don't forget to tag us on our ERC Facebook page. Get creative and use your imagination. Have a fun time going back in time today. 
Tiffany 
Program Supervisor

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