Dinosaur Hunting with Paint

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It is Playful Preschool Wednesday again!

This weeks theme is all about Dinosaurs! RAWR!!

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I pondered long about what new thing we could explore with a dinosaur theme this week. We have previously explored dinosaur foot prints and impressions in play dough as well as made a cardboard dinosaur model.

This week I decided to make our dinosaur theme all about hunting for hidden dinosaurs! To accomplish this I used the old crayon resist trick! This is where you draw on a white sheet of paper in a white wax crayon making the drawings kind of invisible then use water color paints to paint over them to bring out the lines.

To accomplish this I needed a cute dinosaur silhouette to trace! I got mine from here.

tracing dinosaurs with white was crayon

I then printed it out and traced on top with a white wax crayon. Then it was time to head to the craft table for some dinosaur hunting!finding the dinsaurs by painting over them

AHH! Look we found one!hunting dinosaurs

Much concentration later we found some more then an entire page full! If your little learner is very much into dinosaurs you can take turns guessing the type of dinosaur that you discovered.finding even more dinosaurs

I like rainbow dinosaurs myself 😉

This activity goes great accompanied by a few dinosaur books. We love National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs.all the dinosaurs are found

Pin this dinosaur art idea for later!


Dinosaur Hunting with Paint and crayon resist art from PowerfulMothering.com

Additional Dinosaur Activities for Preschool by the #PLAYfulPreschool Education Team:



Dinosaur Math Play by The Educators’ Spin On It
Dinosaur Dig for Fossil Puzzles by Mom Inspired Life
Dinosaur Theme for Preschool: Hatching DINO Eggs – Early Math & Science.by The Preschool Toolbox
Dinosaur Activities: Beginning Sound Fossil Matching by Growing Book by Book
Classification and Sorting of Dinosaurs by Rainy Day Mum
Can You Be A Dinosaur? by Learning 2 Walk
Dinosaur Sensory Play by Still Playing School
Dino-Gourd Dinosaur Egg Hunt by Capri + 3
Dinosaur Hatching by Tiny Tots Adventures
Dinosaur Hunting with Paint by Powerful Mothering
Hands-on Play-based Dinosaur Activities by Raising Lifelong Learners
Dinosaur Habitat Sensory Play With Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands
Backyard Dinosaur Dig by The Kennedy Adventures

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Comments

  1. I have not tried crayon resistant art yet but I think it would be fun to find the dinosaur. All the wonderful colors that was used to find them. Beautiful art work!

  2. I love the idea of using crayon resist to reveal a mystery underneath. It would be so fun for children to discover hidden dinosaurs with paint. Our children would love that so much!

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