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Paper Mache Dinosaurs


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Paper Mache Dinosaurs

In this activity (located on page 6 of PDF), learners observe and reproduce the distinctive physical features (i.e. plates, sharp spikes, long necks, deep jaws, claws) of their favorite dinosaurs. Learners construct their own dinosaurs out of recycled objects and using paper mache techniques. Learners also document and display their dinosaurs.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 7 days

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Recycled objects such as paper towel and toilet paper tubes, egg cartons, yogurt containers, empty margarine tubs, etc.
  • Balloons
  • Masking tape
  • Flour and water mixture (one part flour with 2 parts water until you get a consistency like thick glue)
  • Bowls
  • Shredded newspapers
  • Paint
  • Brushes

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth's History
      • Dinosaurs
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
      • Classification
      • Biodiversity

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Model Building

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • All Rights Reserved, Chicago Children's Museum, ©2011

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