Triceratops a Dinosaur Recycled Crafts for Kids

by Karen & Grace Morris

Dinosaur recycled crafts for kids are fun. Here is a triceratops that uses an empty bottle and toilet paper rolls.

The Triceratops has a big shield around his beak like face and horns on his head. He is big and round and low to the ground with a long tail. Have fun making him.


You will need;

  • A bottle (I used one with bumps and a cap)
  • Yellow tissue paper
  • Three paper plates
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Glue stick
  • White glue
  • Tacky glue

How to Make a Dinosaur Recycled Crafts for Kids

Glue tissue paper to your bottle with white glue. Careful as tissue paper will rip when wet! When dry, you can cut off some of the tissue paper in the grooves. If your Triceratops seems a little bare, cover with more tissue. Make sure that it is dry before continuing.

Cut the rim off one paper plate. Use this to make the legs. You will need four pieces and will need them 4 1/2 inches long. You might need to cut your fourth leg out of a rim of the other plate. Cover both sides of each leg with tissue paper, using a glue stick. Blend both ends of each leg so that they no longer face each other. With tacky glue, glue the legs to the sides of the bottle so that the bent piece faces the bottle. (Fee, five, foe, thumb….)

Cover a paper plate on both sides with tissue paper, gluing with a glue stick. Glue the center of the plate on the bottom of the bottle with tacky glue. When dry, bend both ends of the paper plate toward the bottle.

Cover the toilet paper roll with tissue paper using a glue stick. Glue to the center of the paper plate that’s on the bottle with tacky glue. Make a beak with yellow paper, glue on the toilet paper roll with a glue stick. (Wait…. Dinosaurs can talk?)

To make horns, cut three pieces of a paper plate, 2 1/2 inches each. Bend to make points. Glue on two wiggly eyes at the top. Cut a circle of yellow paper that will fit on the top of the toilet paper roll. Glue two horns to the paper circle. Then poke a hole in the beak. Place one end of the third horn in the hole.

To make the tail, cut the left over paper plate’s rim 9 inches. Cover both sides with tissue paper using a glue stick. Glue one end to the bottle’s cap with tacky glue. Fold the other end upwards. (“26! 26 where are you?”) Your Triceratops is done!

Hope you liked making a dinosaur recycled craft for kids. It is a lot like scientists trying to put together old bones.

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