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Dinosaur Art Project

Kids will love to create their very own unique watercolor dinosaur art project! This project is made simple with our free printable dinosaur templates!

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Watercolor Dinosaur Art Project for Kids

We love how easy this activity is to set up! You only need a few supplies to make this art, and you probably already have the supplies on hand!

Watercolor Dinosaur Art Project

Supplies Needed to Make This Watercolor Dinosaur Art

Watercolors – we used this set 

White Cardstock

– Black crayon or Black oil pastel 

– Paintbrush

Dinosaur templates – you can get the templates on the bottom of the post on the form with the preview of the template


What is Better – Crayon or Oil pastel?

Personally I like using the black crayon for this project for younger kids. The black crayon is easier to use (a little thinner and less thick) and you’re more likely to have it on hand!

For a more thicker outline, an oil pastel will give your final art a more rich appearance.


Dinosaur Watercolor Art for Kids


We have 3 dinosaur designs you can choose from!


Trex Dinosaur Art



Triceratops Dinosaur Art




Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Art for Kids



Watch the Video Tutorial Here!


How to Make a Watercolor Dinosaur Art Project

1. Start by printing off the dinosaur templates.  You can get the free templates at the bottom of the post on the form with the preview of the template.

You can also draw your own dinosaur and draw the shape lines inside.

Dinosaur Art Templates


2. Using a black crayon or a black oil pastel, trace the lines on the template.

You want the crayon or oil pastel lines to be thick so that it creates a nice outline between the watercolors. This will prevent the watercolors from bleeding into each other.


Trace Template with Black Crayon


Black Crayon Outline on Dinosaur Template


Continue tracing until the full template is outlined.

Dinosaur Template with Black Crayon

3. Once your dinosaur is outlined with black crayon, you can paint the inside shapes!

We used regular watercolors but you can also use liquid watercolors or kids can simply color the inside of the dinosaur with marker or crayon.

Paint with Watercolor Paints


Alternate what colors you use to give the dinosaur a multi-color final appearance!

Paint Dinosaur with Watercolor Paints


You may need to paint some of the colors twice to make them more vibrant depending on what color and type of watercolor you are using.

Once all of the shapes are colored, your art is finished! Hang it up or frame it in a dinosaur-themed bedroom!

Triceratops Dinosaur Art Project


Printing Tips: 

Make sure you review the Print Preview before printing. Every printer is different so make sure you select “Print to Fit to Size” or look at the printer Scale Features (you can print at 90% scale) in your printer settings so that it does not print cut off if you are having issues.


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Fizzy Dinosaur Egg Activity


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