Dinosaur Sponge Prints

Dinosaur Sponge Prints


  • dinosaur shapes cut from sponges
  • washable tempera
  • paint brushes
  • pie tins for the paint
  • plastic table clothes
  • 18 x 24-inch manila paper
  • crayons or markers for adding details

Background Information

To help with the clean up, cover the work space with plastic table clothes.


This activity needs a large working space for each child. The children can spread out on the classroom floor or on a very calm day, they can work outside on the blacktop.

It works best to have the children paint the sponge dinosaur before making a print. If they dip into the paint, the print loses details.

When the children are finished, let the prints dry. Later they can use crayons or markers to add details to their work.

Activity provided by:

Fontenelle Forest
1111 N. Bellevue Blvd.
Bellevue, NE 68005

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Category: Crafts

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.3, 9.4, 13.1, 14.3

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