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T-Rex Dinosaur Craft (Free Template)

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Make the supplies for this Awesome T-Rex Dinosaur craft for a group of kids. Use the step-by-step instructions and Free Printable Dinosaur Template for this fun Prehistoric Craft!

Check out this ferocious T-Rex! He’s super easy to make with the printable T-Rex template. Make one or twenty! It’s a perfect craft for preschool, elementary kids, classroom parties, scouts and more.

Get the Free T-Rex Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 10 minutes of cutting.

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Make a small T-Rex and glue him in a scene or make a large one, both templates come in the same PDF file.

Did you know the name Tyrannosaurus Rex means ‘Tyrant Lizard King’? Check out Nat Geo Kids for more T-Rex facts.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your T-Rex craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Step 1: Download and Print the Free T-Rex Template

Download the Free T-Rex Printable. The PDF file contains everything you need to make either a small or large T-Rex.

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The PDF makes it easy to cut out the T-Rex shapes. Choose a small or large T-rex.

Step 2: Cut Out the T-Rex Craft Shapes

Print the free templates. You will be stapling them to colored paper and cutting out as many shapes as you need.

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print the T-Rex templates and staple them to multiple sheets of paper before cutting

If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left.

Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

Optional Step: Cut out smaller T-Rex Shape

small trex template stapled and ready to cut

For this craft you can make the large T-Rex by gluing together the head, body & tail. I also included a one-page version of the dinosaur template if you’d like to make a smaller T-Rex.

Again, you will want to print the template and staple it to multiple sheets of construction paper. This way you can cut out five to ten T-Rex shapes at a time.

Once you have the small T-Rex cut, children can glue him to a piece of construction paper. Then, the children can use crayons or markers to make a prehistoric scene.

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Step 3: How to Assemble

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The kids will just need to glue it all together and make it their own!

  1. glue the head behind the body
  2. glue the tail on behind the body
  3. glue on the toothy smile
  4. use a marker to draw a face and personalize your T-Rex.
  5. Don’t forget to put your name on the back.

And you’re done!!

This is a easy T-Rex dinosaur craft for kids of all ages. It’s easy enough for preschool, elementary, Scouts or just a fun craft at home idea.

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As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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