Peg Dinosaur Craft for preschoolers

Peg Dinosaur

When my eldest was little, he was really into dinosaurs and all things prehistoric, and his little brother decided that he is ‘into’ dinosaurs now (Hurrah, this was a moment I had been waiting for, I LOVE dinosaurs!), so I thought this peg dinosaur craft for preschoolers would be a fun, easy activity to try. It also follows Montessori principles of your toddler gaining ‘practical life skills’, in terms of being able to clip and unclip the pegs. Just bog-standard clothes pegs are just fine- you don’t need to spend a lot of money or have anything fancy to make this craft!

When it comes to dinosaur crafts for preschoolers, this one is great as they learn to roll a die, count the dots, and then clip the same number of pegs onto the dinosaur. This encourages your preschooler to gain confidence in counting, as well as to enhance their eye hand co-ordination, develop pincer grip, patience and concentration, dexterity, and strengthen their fingers and arm.

You will need for your peg dinosaur craft:

  • Strong card
  • Scissors
  • Black marker pen to draw your dinosaur
  • ‘Wobbly eye’ (optional)
  • 6 Clothes pegs
  • A dice (not pictured, it took me ages to find one! NB must buy more die)

Instructions for the peg dinosaur craft:

  1. Gather your materials together, and then start by drawing a dinosaur shape on the piece of card with the marker pen. I’m sure most of you will draw better dinosaurs than me!
  2. Cut out your dinosaur.
  3. Add a ‘wobbly eye’ to your dino.
  4. Now get your toddler to roll the dice, and then clip the right number of pegs (as per the number on the dice) to the back of the dinosaur.
  5. Repeat until bored! Pegs seem to keep my little ones occupied for ages.

Peg Dinosaur Peg Dinosaur


If you enjoyed this blog post on dinosaur crafts for preschoolers, you can check out some more of my crafts and activities for kids here!



  1. November 12, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    Thank you so much, I am really chuffed to have been nominated! I see on your blog I have to answer the questions and re-post, and nominate other blogs- do I have to do anything else apart from that?

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