• Engage in a family activity

  • Follow directions step by step to complete the project

  • Combine a variety of materials

  • Use imagination and creativity

  • Practice fine motor skills

This one-session video shows the step by step process of making and decorating a free-standing dinosaur. An easy collage technique using a variety of materials, including recycled items from home, allows families and young children (age 3-6) to have fun together. An optional step involves children making their own stamps, pressing them into paper, and using it to decorate the dinosaur.

Find the lesson outline here

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Age Group

Early Childhood

About the creator

Veronica Lopez

Veronica Lopez

Veronica Lopez is an Argentinian-born art historian and professor. She moved to Pittsburgh in 1987 after teaching art history for two years in Buenos Aires. Once in Pittsburgh, she worked as an art and Spanish substitute teacher at Winchester Thurston Elementary School. Since 1996, she has been developing art programs for all school levels, families and adults and also Spanish-language tours at the Frick Pittsburgh. From 2007 to the present, she has been teaching at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, leading mini residencies and summer camps along with story corners for young children and families.