Before I do a full recap of our Dinosaurs theme, I wanted to share some FREE Silhouette Studio files and printables for the Silhouette Cameo!
A note — you do not need to have a Silhouette to use the Silhouette Studio software, if you desire! You can download the free version and print to a regular printer.
Another note — if you are using the Silhouette Cameo to cut, I definitely recommend you have a blade you use just for cardstock. I tend to have mine set at 4 and I just use the recommended cut speed (3) and thickness (33), turning the latter up a few when cutting particularly thick cardstock.
(1) Dino Silhouette Watercolors
This is a single 12 x 12 file that includes four dinosaur outlines (3 animals and one set of footprints)
Cut with Silhouette on 12 x 12 cardstock. Then, use as desired. (For E, I gave him watercolors).
In case anyone wants to print these on a standard printer, here are PDF and Word files in a friendlier 8.5 x 11 size:
(2) Make-a-Dino with Shapes
This idea absolutely comes from Little Family Fun’s build a dinosaur activity — thank you!
There are two parts, with the second part being optional.
1. Cut shapes on the Silhouette
2. Make dinosaur “templates” with Publisher (or print a PDF)
For the Silhouette part, I have a single 12″ x 12″ file of shapes for dinosaur making. I printed this on green cardstock.
If you prefer to print and cut the shapes, here is a a slightly different version in letter size in Publisher and PDF formats.
Then, as he liked it so much with his ant activity, I made templates for him to paste the shapes on to. I agree with Little Family Fun’s way of making it open ended as well!
I made three dinosaur sample “templates”, available below, one on each page. Each shape is a little ‘enlarged’ from the shape cutouts above. Print as is in B&W, or open in Publisher to make your own version! These are both 8.5″ x 11″.
For the activity, I am giving him shapes, the three templates, and a glue stick.
Linked up over at Kitchen Fun & Crafty Friday!