Dress-up Dinosaur Claws
Age: 18 Months - 5 Years (younger ones need more supervision)
Time: 10 min (+ Prep)
Books: Dinosaur vs the Library by Bob Shea, How do Dinosaurs Count to Ten by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague, Dinosaur Roar! By Paul & Henrietta Stickland
Materials:Heavy Paper (Something that feels about the weight of a manila office folder)
Adults get to use Scissors and an Exacto Knife
Prep: Fold heavy paper in half and cut out pairs of dinosaur claws. The claws should be roughly the size of a child’s mitten, fitting 2 pair per standard size sheet. Feel free to modify the design for each pair – Number of fingers, pointy or rounded tips etc. On the wrist portion of each, cut two parallel slits roughly ¾” long using the exacto knife. The cuffs will be threaded through here. To prep the cuffs, cut a TP roll lengthwise then into 4 ‘rings’. Take care that the cut pieces retain their round shape
Activity: After demonstrating their best dinosaur roars, each child gets a pre-cut pair of claws and crayons. Decorate, draw, scribble, make them colorful! When done, have an adult help weave the cuffs through the pre-cut holes. Fit them on wrists and Roar! (I bet it will be even louder than before).
Notes/Tips: TP roll cuffs will lose their ‘grip’ as they lose their shape. You can reshape them several times by coiling the cuff into a tight circle.