Swamp Stompers & Rainforest Rangers

Swamp Stompers & Rainforest Rangers craft

Brachiosaurus and Mosasaurus probably stomped around in swamps and rainforests. Create a realistic home for your amazing prehistoric creatures.

  • 1.

    Brachiosaurus and Mosasaurus lived in rainforests and swamps. To create lush vegetation for your interlocking plastic dinosaurs, make texture rubbings using Crayola® Crayons. Remove the wrappers from crayons. Place a large sheet of heavy white construction paper or a recycled file folder on a rough surface. Rub the side of the crayon on the paper.

  • 2.

    To assemble a marshy triarama backdrop, cut your crayon rubbing into a large square with Crayola Scissors. Fold it in half by joining any two corners. Open and fold again, joining the other two corners. Open. Cut along any fold to the center of the square. Overlap the two flaps to form a stand-up triarama and seal them with Crayola School Glue. Dry.

  • 3.

    Cover your work area with newspaper. Paint the bottom of a recycled box with Crayola Washable Kid's Paint and Paint Brushes. Create both water and dry land areas for your dinosaurs. Dry.

  • 4.

    Glue the triarama on the land. With Crayola Model Magic, create palm trees, ferns, boulders, ponds, and a dinosaur nest containing eggs. Place an interlocking plastic dinosaur and its baby on the land.

  • 5.

    With Model Magic, create waves in the water. Place your interlocking plastic dinosaur in the water.