The first of the leaves fall to the ground and I immediately get giddy. Not only do I love the sound of crunching leaves, and jumping in leaves, and the beauty of leaves gently falling down, but I also love crafting with leaves. And what could possibly be more fun than our Fall Leaf Triceratops Craft?!
Our Fall Leaf Triceratops Craft isn’t our only fall leaf craft, however. Nope, not even close. We’ve done Clothespin & Leaf Turkeys, Fall Leaf Owl, Fall Leaf Butterflies, and a Suncatching Fall Leaf Turkey Craft using an old CD.
For this Fall Leaf Triceratops Craft you will need a handful of leaves, a paper plate, cardstock in dinosaur-y colors, scissors, small/medium googly eyes, fine-tip black marker, and glue.
Fall Leaf Triceratops Craft
- Fall leaves
- Paper plate
- Cardstock – white, green, red, orange, etc.
- Small googly eyes
- Fine-tip black marker
- Glue & glue stick
Begin by heading outside to gather a bunch of leaves. You don’t really want crunchy leaves for this one, the fresher and more pliable the better.
Now, cut the paper plate in half.
If the paper plate has a raised ring around the outer edge, cut it away. I also like to do this to make the triceratops a bit smaller.
Apply glue around the paper plate and begin adhering the leaves. Apply more glue where and when needed.
Make sure you have enough pointy edges for the triceratops spikes. Let the glue dry and leaves stick.
Cut a rectangular strip from a sheet of cardstock. Should be fairly wide in relation to the paper plate.
Fold the strip in half.
Cut into a triangle. Form wavy edges along the 2 sides.
Cut 2 large horns and a smaller horn out of the white cardstock. And cut two feet from the same color cardstock as the head.
Glue all in place. Also glue on googly eyes.
With the black marker, draw two nostrils towards the bottom of the triangle. Also draw 3 circles on the bottom of the feet for toes.
Glue the head in place on the leaves.
And finish by gluing on the feet.