Arts & Crafts

How to Make Dinosaur Feet

By: Highlights Editorial
Learn how to make Dinosaur Feet from Cardboard with your kids! Be the first to roam the house in the morning wearing these three-toed dinosaur feet.
minute activity
For All Ages
Fine Motor Skills

Pretend-play and crafting skills are the focus here: be the first to roam the earth—or the first to roam the house in the morning—wearing these three-toed dinosaur feet. This dinosaur feet craft is sure to be a family favorite for years to come!

What You'll Need

What to Do

  1. Use a pencil to draw two big dinosaur feet on the craft foam. (Dinos had three toes.) Cut a 2-inch X near the “heel” of each foot, for your child’s foot to go through.

  2. Cut out the feet and paint them; let them dry completely.

  3. Glue small pieces of craft foam on the feet as “toenails.” Let dry.

  4. Slip your child’s feet through the X’s, adjust the foam around his ankles, and let him stomp around like a dinosaur!

Extend the Fun

For younger kids: Birds are modern-day descendants of dinosaurs! But dinos couldn’t grip branches as birds can. Birds developed a fourth toe that allows them to do this. Do a bit of bird-watching and imagine the birds as prehistoric dinosaurs. Can you see any resemblance?

For older kids: Five feet nine inches is the longest dinosaur footprint discovered so far. Using chalk, draw a dinosaur foot on a driveway, the sidewalk or a lawn, and outline the footprint with rocks. Add three more footprints and you can imagine how big the dinosaurs were when they roamed the earth.

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By: Highlights Editorial