Dinosaur Crafts

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Dinosaur Terrarium Craft

Dinosaur terrarium
Dinosaur terrarium

Bring a bit of the outdoors indoors with a dinosaur terrarium craft project. Add some plants and plastic dinosaurs or other animals to make a prehistoric forest in your room.

What You'll Need:

  • Fish bowl
  • Gravel or small pebbles
  • Sand
  • Potting soil
  • Spoon
  • House plants
  • Aquarium rocks
  • Plastic dinosaurs or other animals (optional)
  • Plastic wrap

How to Make a Dinosaur Terrarium:

Step 1: Place a layer of gravel or pebbles in the bottom of the fish bowl. Then add a layer of sand.


Step 2: Spread a two- to three-inch layer of potting soil over the sand.

Step 3: Use a spoon to dig shallow holes for the plants. Place the plants in the holes to create a miniature forest scene.

Step 4: Sprinkle some aquarium rocks over the soil.

Step 5: Add little plastic dinosaurs or jungle animals to roam through your rain forest.

Step 6: Water the plants lightly. Place the terrarium near a window, keeping it away from direct sunlight.

Step 7: Place a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the fish bowl to keep the moisture in.

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Dinosaur Terrarium by Sharon Broutzas, Rice Freeman-Zachery, Connie Matricardi, Susan Milord, Lynnette Schuepbach, Kim Solga, Florence Temko