I got the book How do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?* by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague. My son loves it! This is one of the few books where he is so intrigued by the illustrations that he doesn’t try to turn the page before I am done reading it. He seems to enjoy all the different facial expressions.
I have been seeing all these cute Popsicle Stick Puzzles around the web and thought it would be a perfect craft to go along with the book.
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I placed my dinosaur image upside-down on a piece of newspaper and spread Mod Podge over the entire area. Then, I took Popsicle Sticks and placed them side-by-side until all of it was covered.
Next, I flipped it over and numbered each craft stick- this makes it easier for my 2 year old to put together by himself. Then, I spread Mod Podge over the entire front side. Set aside to dry.
When it finished drying, I used a razor blade to cut through each piece. Now your ready to let your child play with it!
This was such a big hit with my little guy! I am so glad that I wrote numbers on them because he has so much fun finding which number comes next.