Build Your Own Dino Suncatcher

Build Your Own Dino Suncatcher

For more than 150 million years, dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Did you know that the word dinosaur comes from Greek and means 'terrible lizard'? Dinosaurs were some of the largest (and sometimes some of the scariest) creatures that have ever existed.

Now for all of you dinosaur lovers who love occasionally belting out a convincing 'rawr' this is the perfect activity for you! Build your own colorful dino-pal suncatcher to hang in your window, on a tree, or anywhere that will catch a little sun. Let's get creating!

Materials Needed:
  • Wax paper 
  • Sharpie
  • Tissue Paper
  • Glue
  • Paper Cup
  • Paint Brush
  • Hole Punch 

Step 1 

Build Your Own Dino Suncatcher | Womple Studios

Grab your wax paper and trace a dino of YOUR choice! Triceratops? Velociraptor? Brontosaurus? Choose your favorite! Then, grab your cup and fill it with a little bit of water and glue. Mix with your paintbrush and then use your watery glue mixture to brush over your dino sketch.

Step 2

Build Your Own Dino Suncatcher | Womple Studios

Begin gluing pieces of tissue paper (it may help to cut it into little squares ahead of time) on top of your dinosaur until it is completely covered. Then, brush over the tissue paper pieces with your glue to make sure they stay in place.

Step 3

Build Your Own Dino Suncatcher | Womple Studios

Once dry, cut out your beautiful creation along the lines of your sketch! Then, hole punch the top of the dinosaur and lace a string through it. Find a great place and hang your dino suncatcher for all to admire when the sun shines through!

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