Cotton Ball Painting Dinosaur Art Preschool - Dinosaur Template Included!

Have fun cotton ball painting and use our dinosaur template to create a cool dinosaur painting! This dinosaur art project is an excellent painting idea for toddlers and preschoolers alike! Kids will have so much fun making dinosaur art inspired by these awesome prehistoric animals! It's super-duper easy to make thanks to our free printable dinosaur template.

Cotton ball painting dinosaur art preschool

We loved making this dinosaur art at home! Especially because this art project has a very cool cotton ball painting technique that kids love. This painting technique is brilliant for toddlers and preschoolers and using the dinosaur template means they really can't go wrong with this dinosaur painting. 

Cotton Ball Painting Dinosaur Art Preschool

Dinosaur Painting - Supplies:

  • Paint
  • Cotton Balls
  • Clothespins
  • Contact Paper
  • Thick White Cardstock
  • Dinosaur template

Cotton ball painting dinosaur art supplies

Cotton ball painting dinosaur art - Instructions:

STEP 1: Get your dinosaur template.

To start off this awesome dinosaur craft you first have to download our free dinosaur printable! Once it's printed out, go ahead and cut the template out and make sure you have all the supplies nearby.

STEP 2: Cut the dinosaur shape out of contact paper.

Trace the shape from the dinosaur template onto the contact paper and carefully cut out the shape.

Then stick the dinosaur shape you just created on the contact paper to the cardstock. To do this, simply peel off the backing from the contact paper and attach it to the cardstock smoothly.

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Prepare your cotton ball paint brushes for cotton ball painting. To do this simply attach a clothespin to each cotton ball.

STEP 3: Paint using cotton balls!

Take your cotton ball paint brushes and dip them into different paint colours. Go wild here and let the kids have fun choosing their favorite shades. Use a different cotton ball paint brush for each paint colour. 

Dab the cotton ball paint brushes onto the cardstock. Keep on dabbing the cardstock until it's fully covered with paint. Let it dry completely.

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dinosaur art preschool

STEP 4: Your dinosaur painting is complete!

Now for the big reveal! Peel off the contact paper and you'll see your dinosaur in its final form!

dinosaur art preschool

And there you have it! Your mini-paleontologists will have a blast making their own dinosaur art, that's a given.

Dinosaur painting

We have three different dinosaur templates that you can choose from for this dinosaur art project (or of course you can draw your own!)

Dinosaur template


To download these printable dinosaur 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.

dinosaur template

Why not use this dinosaur art project as a creative tool for teaching little ones a few fun facts about dinosaurs.

Cotton ball painting dinosaur art preschool. Dinosaur template included.

We hope that you love creating your own dinosaur painting using this fun cotton ball painting technique. Toddlers and preschoolers will love this easy dinosaur art project! Have fun trying out the three different dinosaur shapes on our dinosaur template.

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