The ferocious roar of a Tyrannosaurus rex, with his sharp teeth bearing to his enemy, may captivate a young child as he watches an educational cartoon. Creating a T-rex head out of paper can be a fun follow-up craft project to any lesson on dinosaurs. It lets children practice skills such as tracing, drawing and cutting.
- Skill level:
Trace the outline of a T-rex head onto a piece of construction paper. While you can use any colour, brown or green works well for a dinosaur. Use a picture of the T-rex as a model for accurate drawing.
Cut along the outline of the head with scissors.
Turn the head outline over to avoid seeing any of the tracing lines that may show up on the paper.
Add the details to the head, such as the eyes, nostrils, mouth and teeth. Use paint, crayons, paper cutouts or markers to add the finishing touches to the T-rex head.
Tips and warnings
- If you aren't confident with your outline drawing ability, locate a template of a T-rex head that you can photocopy or print out.
- Make your T-rex head with its mouth open for an angry look.
- Use safety scissors if you are doing this project with young children.
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