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Maker Monday: Dino Skeletons

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Sally Quinn
May21/ 2018

Junior paleontologists will have fun constructing Dino Skeletons in this week’s Maker Monday activity.

Combine a trip to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for a bit of research or click onto the museum’s website to get a look at the real-life dino bones.

We know how much kids love dinosaurs. With the latest blockbuster in the “Jurassic Park” series opening, dino fever is likely to reach new heights. These “fossils” will be a great addition to their dinosaur collection.

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Construction paper


Cotton swabs

School glue

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Draw a silhouette of one of your favorite dinosaurs. To make things a little easier for smaller kids, we used scrap paper to make dino forms that can be easily traced.

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Cut out the dino shape.

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Use the cotton swabs to build the dino skeleton, trimming to size, as needed. Glue onto the dino silhouette. Don’t worry about messy glue. It will dry clear.

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For more Maker Monday projects and other fun stuff for kids, visit the Kidsburgh Activities page.

Sally Quinn

Sally Quinn is an award-winning writer and editor who has been covering her favorite city for more than 30 years. She appreciates all that Pittsburgh offers families and has a blast guiding her 10 grandkids to new discoveries. Sally welcomes your comments and story ideas for Kidsburgh.

  • Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan Reply
    8 months ago

    Cotton swabs are a huge part of marine pollution. Maybe this activity could be revised to use dry pasta which is compostable. Dry pasta comes in different shapes, too, and could make more interesting representation of bones!

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