Get STOMPING, stamping or printmaking with a fun process art activity that uses toy dinosaurs as paintbrushes! Your junior paleontologist or dino loving kiddo is going to have a blast making dinosaur art with plastic dinosaurs. Use a sheet of blank paper and washable paint or download our FREE dino stomping activities. Plus, give those dinos a soapy, bubble bath afterward to extend the fun!
DINO STOMP PAINTING FOR KIDS
Stamping is a fun art activity that even toddlers and preschoolers can do! Did you know stamping or print making has a history that dates to ancient times, with paint, ink and rubber being a relatively recent invention to the process.
One of the first examples of stamping art was using wax to seal folded paper. Those wax seals were important for verifying the authenticity of products, correspondence and important documents. The seal stamps would have originally been carved out of stone or bone.
Here you can create your own prints with a fun dino stomp or stamp. Follow the dinosaur footprints and work out what the dinosaurs have been up to! Get a bit messy? No worries, get out a bowl of soapy water or some fun bath play to get the dinosaurs and little hands clean!
WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?
Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!
Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.
Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.
Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!
Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences. In other words, it’s good for them!
Make sure to check out our list of over 50 do-able and fun art projects for kids!
DINOSAUR FOOTPRINT ART
Want to make your own paint? Check out our easy flour paint recipe!
YOU WILL NEED:
- Toy dinosaurs
- Washable paint
- Art paper or dinosaur printable
HOW TO MAKE DINOSAUR FOOTPRINTS
STEP 1. Choose your dinosaur and dip its feet into the paint.
STEP 3. Experiment by stomping, sliding or spinning the dinosaur on the paper.
STEP 4. Try mixing colors, counting steps or even painting with dino tails.
They great thing about this activity is there is no “right” way to do it! Have fun creating with different colors and prints!
BONUS DINOSAUR ART ACTIVITY
STEP 1. Download and print out our dinosaur maze and coloring pages.
STEP 2. Dip your dinosaur into the paint and work your way through the maze.
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FUN DINOSAUR ART FOR PRESCHOOLERS
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