How to Make Wearable Dinosaur Feet for Crafty Kids

Rooaar! Stomp! This easy craft is sure to become a family favorite! 🦖

The other evening, my elementary-aged son was looking for something to do. Of course, it was dinner time and he was seeking my attention. I needed to focus on food prep, but I had this idea that he had could make a craft in the kitchen while I preparing dinner. It worked beautifully! He spent about 45-minutes coloring, cutting, and chatting with me while I cooked. Here’s what we did.

You’re just THREE Supplies and Just a FEW Steps away from Prehistoric Fun!

1. Find Cardboard

We explored our recycling pile and found a frozen pizza box that we repurposed for this art project. This pizza box was thin enough that kid’s scissors could cut it easily and the inside was white which allowed our markers to show up beautifully.

Rooaar! Stomp! This easy craft is sure to become a family favorite! Create your very own dinosaur feet with just three craft supplies: markers, cardboard, scissors and optional pipe cleaners.
Draw Dinosaur Feet on thin cardboard. Frozen Pizza boxes work very well!

2. Draw your Dinosaur Feet

My son used a pencil to draw his dinosaur footprint. To get his design just right, he erased and tweaked his outline a few times. To make sure the dinosaur foot was EXTRA LARGE, we measured about 3 inches extra above my son’s foot and left about 1.5 to 2 inches of space behind his heel. Need inspiration? This dinosaur footprint google image search has many dinosaur footprints and dinosaur track shapes to inspire you!

Rooaar! Stomp! This easy craft is sure to become a family favorite! Create your very own dinosaur feet with just three craft supplies: markers, cardboard, scissors and optional pipe cleaners.
Don’t be afraid to search google for vector dinosaur footprints.

3. Decorate and Color

The sky is the limit here! My son opted for designing colorful patterns with markers. I was all good with this decision because it was virtually mess-free and gave us a chance to talk while we were both working in the kitchen.

4. Cut out Your Dinosaur Feet

Next, cut out the outline you’ve drawn. Hint: you can cut before or after your child decorates the dinosaur foot. Up to you!

Once the outline is cut out, you’ll want to add the hole where your child can slip his/her foot into each dinosaur foot. We started with a crescent moon cut-out shape; dependent on the size of your child’s foot; you may need more of a half oval or big toothy smile shape. Then, we cut vertical slits from this hole to allow the cardboard to bend upwards, almost like the tongue in a tennis shoe.

Rooaar! Stomp! This easy craft is sure to become a family favorite! Create your very own dinosaur feet with just three craft supplies: markers, cardboard, scissors and optional pipe cleaners.
Rooaar! Stomp! This easy craft is sure to become a family favorite! Create your very own dinosaur feet with just three craft supplies: markers, cardboard, scissors and optional pipe cleaners.

5. Have Fun – Act Like A Dinosaur

That’s really all there is to this simple Dinosaur Kids Craft. Now, it’s time to get playful and ROAR like a dinosaur. Stomp Around. Dance. Record your little dino in slow motion. You know the routine! If you find that your dinosaur feet are a bit too floppy, take a look at the sixth final optional step below.

6. Optional – Attach/Secure the Dinosaur Feet to your Feet

To better dance and play, we added one more step to this craft. We found that the dinosaur feet twisted when we played, so we used a pipe cleaner to secure them to our feet. Make two tiny holes (we poked a pencil through the thin cardboard) and thread the pipe cleaner through the holes. Fold or twist together like a shoelace.

Rooaar! Stomp! This easy craft is sure to become a family favorite! Create your very own dinosaur feet with just three craft supplies: markers, cardboard, scissors and optional pipe cleaners.

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