awesome paper cone dinosaurs craft for kids

Paper cone dinosaurs

We had so much fun making these paper cone dinosaurs. My son is obsessed with all things dinosaur and has been since he started walking and talking. We’ve always found dinosaur crafts a bit more difficult to come up with so out of all the paper cone crafts that we’ve made today these awesome paper cone dinosaurs are definitely the ones i’m most proud of!

You will need

  • Coloured thick craft paper or card.
  • Eye stickers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

To make the dinosaur bodies.

Take a coloured piece of A4 paper and fold it in half to make a card shape. Then, take a pencil and draw a gradual curve starting from just above the centre of your fold line to the bottom right corner (you’ll need to make sure the curve isn’t too sharp or it won’t match up when folded). Cut out your shape.

Fold your shape in half and trim off any excess to make sure both sides are even.


Open up your shape to reveal your 4 sections Cover one of your end sections in glue..

and then pull it round and stick it down on the back of your other end section to create a triangular cone.

To make the Diplodocus

To start, you will need to make the top of the head. Cut out an arch shape and glue two eyes on to it centrally.

Cut out an oval for the nose and glue it length ways just below the eyes.

awesome paper cone dinosaurs craft for kids

Glue two small circles onto the nose to make nostrils and use your marker to make a mouth

awesome paper cone dinosaurs craft for kids

Finish off your Diplodocus by gluing the head at the top point and then cutting out a long thin black arch and sticking it in the middle of your cone to make his legs.

To make the triceratops

Cut out a raindrop shape to make the main base of your triceratops face.

Cut out several semi circles and glue them around the top half of the head.

Cut out another raindrop shape to make the triceratops beak and then glue down two eyes.

To finish the face, cut out two curved horns and one straight one. Glue the curved horns either side of the triceratops’ head and the straight one just touching the beak.

awesome paper cone dinosaurs craft for kids

Glue the head on to the cone body and then cut out a black arch shape and glue it on to the centre of your cone body to make the legs.

To make the T-rex

Cut out your T-rex head shape in your chosen colour and then draw around it on some red paper. This duplicate red head will make the inside of the mouth.

Fold the face coloured piece upwards just below the eye area and then glue the two eye sections together to give you a T-rex with a big open mouth. Then, Cut out two rows of teeth and glue them down at the top and bottom of the mouth.

awesome paper cone dinosaurs craft for kids

Give your T-rex two angry eyes. To make ours, we cut out two white circles and used a black marker to draw on the details.

awesome paper cone dinosaurs craft for kids

Glue the T-rex head on to the top point of your cone. Next cut out a black arch shape and secure it centrally at the bottom of the cone body to make his legs. Finish off your T-rex by giving him two short arms.

Aren’t they cute! My son and I both love the triceratops!

Did you like these awesome paper cone dinosaurs? why not give these paper cone fairies a try!

Cupcake liner Halloween pumpkins

It's been a quiet couple of weeks on the crafting front. Like many others we've slowly been trying to adjust...
Read More

Dolly peg halloween bats

Can you believe how close it is to halloween? It feels like its only just been and gone! It's been...
Read More

Paper doily peacock craft

Todays make is only a little one but we still love this paper doily peacock craft. He's so sweet and...
Read More

Laced paper plate pumpkin

Inspired by our earlier paper plate spider web craft, this laced paper plate pumpkin is a real cutie. We love...
Read More

Toilet roll pumpkin family

Its never too early for a Halloween craft. It's always so much fun every year crafting decorations and making costumes...
Read More

Toilet roll Teddy bear craft

Its been a bit of a funny day for us today, the rain hasn't stopped all day and the thunder...
Read More

Cardboard slithering snake craft

Sometimes the best crafts are the most simple ones! My little guy has had so much fun making and playing...
Read More

Cupcake liner flower craft

Todays craft is another sweet and easy one. This little cupcake liner flower craft is perfect to make for both...
Read More

Dolly peg dancer craft

How sweet is this little dolly peg dancer craft? We've had a huge pack of dolly pegs stashed at the...
Read More

Sharing is caring!