DIY Scratch Art Dinosaur Craft

Kids are going to go crazy for this DIY Scratch Art project! Learning how to make your own scratch art couldn't be easier with this fun dinosaur craft. Making this dinosaur scratch art is a total breeze thanks to our free template and step by step directions, you just need a few basic supplies and you're on your way to a prehistoric-themed fun time!

DIY scratch art dinosaur craft

We are big fans of DIY scratch art for kids, mostly because it offers endless possibilities when it comes to creativity and there's an element of surprise that children love. Check out our fish scratch art too!

Before you start making your own dinosaur scratch art why not put your teaching hat on and research a few fun dinosaurs facts to share them with your little ones while you help them work on their own Tyrannosaurus Rex!

DIY scratch art

If your kids go wild over dinosaurs, I get it! Mine too, that's why we have lots of other fun activities all about these majestical creatures. Take a look at a few of the dinosaur activities below:

DIY Scratch Art Dinosaur Craft

Dinosaur Scratch Art - Supplies:

  • Cardboard
  • Black Paint
  • Dish Soap
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush
  • Coloured Paper
  • Tooth pick (or anything sharp)

DIY scratch art supplies

How to Make Your Own Dinosaur Scratch Art:

STEP 1: Trace and cut out the dinosaur template

Start by downloading our dinosaur template, print it out and then cutout the pieces. Trace each shape onto the cardboard and then cut out the cardboard shapes. 

STEP 2: Colour the cardboard

Take your crayons and colour all the pieces of cardboard. Press hard and make sure the cardboard is completely covered. Use a variety of different colours, colouring sections in each colour for more vibrant dinosaurs!

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STEP 3: Paint the cardboard

Take your dish soap and mix 1 drop with 3 drops of black paint. Paint over the entire dinosaur's shape, making sure to cover all the areas you coloured with crayons. Let the black paint dry completely and your scratch art cardboard is ready to be used. 

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STEP 4: Scratch the black paint away

Take a tooth pick, or find something pointy to scratch the designs into your scratch art cardboard, but make sure it's safe for little ones to use. 

Use the sharp object to scratch patterns and shapes into the black paint. As you do this you will see the bright colours that you used to colour your cardboard revealed. 

How to make your own scratch art dinosaurs

STEP 5: Put the dinosaur together

Put the scratch art pieces together to make your dinosaurs and secure them with a bit of glue.  Grab your colored paper and cut spikes, then glue them onto the backs of each dinosaur. Use the image below as a guide. Leave the glue to dry and your DIY scratch art dinosaurs are all ready to play with!

How to make your own DIY scratch art dinosaur craft

Dinosaur craft for kids


To get these dinosaurs templates for free click on the link below and use the discount code: dinosaur. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

scratch art dinosaur template

Kids will love playing with this scratch art dinosaur craft for hours! Why not display these colourful DIY scratch art dinosaurs around their bedroom?!

How to make your own DIY scratch art. Dinosaur craft for kids.

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