Paper Plate Dinosaur Mask

Young dinosaur fans will have a roaring time transforming a paper plate into a Triceratops mask. Great party activity.

Paper Plate Dinosaur Mask

Skill Level


Time to Make

30 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Cut the bottom 1/3 off of a green paper plate.
  2. Trim a wiggly line around the dimpled edge of the plate to make the frill of the triceratops crest.
  3. Cut out 2 eye-holes using scissors.
  4. With the bottom 1/3 of the paper plate that was cut off, cut out two rounded triangle horns. Cut out a smaller rounded triangle for the horn on the triceratops’ nose. Turn the pieces over onto the white sides and colour the horns in with a yellow felt tip pen.
  5. Cut out a beak from the paper plate if there is still some left over. If not, cut the beak from a new paper plate. To draw the beak shape draw a sideways oval and then draw an upside down triangle attached to the bottom of the oval. Cut out the shape, turn it over and colour the white back using a brown felt tip pen.
  6. Stick the beak to the bottom of the mask in the middle using a glue stick.
  7. Stick the two bigger horns either side of the triceratops’ crest using a glue stick.
  8. Stick the smaller horn above the beak using a glue stick.
  9. Hole punch a hole either side of the mask.
  10. Cut a piece of white elastic around 38cm long (or enough to fit around the child’s head).
  11. Tie the elastic with a double knot through both sides of the mask.
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Top Tip

Get kids to learn more about the dinosaurs by creating masks for all the different types of dinosaurs.

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