Dinosaur Crafts Are Great For Rainy Days
If you are fond of crafts or if you have ever experienced more than one child on a rainy day, then today’s “make a dino” Monday is for you. In my previous life I was both a nanny and a pre-school teacher and both of which taught me the value of stocking up in case of a rainy day. Today I want to share one of my favorite ideas for dinosaur crafts for dinosaur lovers that are stuck indoors.
The Dinosaur Crafts Kit
Arts and crafts are generally the go to idea for rainy day activities because they stimulate the imagination and don’t involve sugar crazed children tearing the house apart. As a dinosaur enthusiast, my favorite arts and crafts kit idea is a dinosaur crafts themed kit and my kit involves some of the following ideas.
Melissa and Doug Dinosaur Stencils
The Melissa and Doug dinosaur stencils pack retails for around $9.32 and comes with four dinosaur stencils including Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Brachiosaurus. This set is a great addition to any rainy day arts and crafts kit because it also includes crayons, a pencil and an eraser for under$10.
These adhesive foam dinosaur shapes are a great combination with roll out paper to create unique dinosaur scenes that have a tactile property to them. For $12.50 you get 500 pieces in this set so there are plenty to choose from and a good number of rainy days to fill.
The Hama dinosaur beads set is a good addition to a dinosaur crafts set for kids that need tactile stimulation and fine tuning of fine motor skills. These small beads use bead boards and ironing papers to allow the creation of unique and fun dinosaur projects. This kit costs $11.79 and includes 2,000 beads and 2 bead boards.
For $6.29 this 24 piece dinosaur stamp set is a fun way to add variety to a crafts kit. These 1 1/2″ stamps are self-inking and while they include more than just dinosaurs – read, synapsids and flying reptiles, there is plenty of variety.
Other Dinosaur Crafts Ideas
Some other great additions to a dinosaur crafts kit include:
What else would you add to your dinosaur crafts kit?