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Dinosaur Pasta Skeleton

We’ve been learning about dinosaurs and have enjoyed our visits to the American Museum of Natural History. The kids tried their hands at assembling a dinosaur skeleton made of macaroni.

Materials:

Directions:

1. Tape clear plastic over the printout of the skeleton.

2. Glue macaroni along the outlines.

3. Remove the plastic and allow to dry while you draw a prehistoric scene on the paper.

4. We added ferns because ferns have been around for more than 300 million years!

5. Add a border of glue around your drawing and then place the plastic on top.

Educational Connections:

  • Paleontology: How do paleontologists assemble dinosaur skeletons from fossilized remains? How do they determine which bones go where and whether the dinosaurs stood upright or walked parallel to the ground?
  • Botany: What plants are around today that were around in the time of the dinosaurs?
  • Museum Studies: If you were curating a dinosaur exhibit what would you include in the displays?
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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

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8 Responses to "Dinosaur Pasta Skeleton"

  1. El says:

    I love this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Michelle says:

    Very cute idea! I love it!

  3. Kathy says:

    I love this – my son will have a blast a doing it. My favorite kind of craft is when you usually have all the supplies around the house.

  4. That is so cute and they look like they’re having a blast!

  5. What a fun project! The kids look like they are having a terrific time!

  6. Terri says:

    Fantastic project! My nephews would love this easy dino craft! Thanks for sharing :)

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