Our pattern of the month is the T-Rex! Kids love the T-Rex! The Tyrannosaurus rex, which is abbreviated to T-Rex, lived on what is now western North America. Scientists now say newly hatched babies looked more like fuzzy turkeys. There is a debate as to whether the T-Rex was a scavenger or predator. I would vote mostly predator because of it’s forward pointing eyes. Also, it’s brain is twice the size of other giant predators. Either way, I wouldn’t want to be in it’s path!
Fun Facts About the T-Rex
- The T-Rex was about 42 ft long – a little shorter than a semi-trailer
- The skull measured up to 5 feet
- It’s teeth were the size of bananas
- The name tyrannosaurus rex comes from Greek and Latin words meaning “tyrant lizard king”
- The female T-Rex was larger than the male – maybe because she had to lay large eggs?
Upcoming T-Rex Craft Activities
In our next blog, we’ll be sharing a few ideas and links for some fun T-Rex craft activities that we found around the web. We’ll also have a free download pattern for the kids to make their own T-Rex paper bag puppet. You can also check out our Puppet of the Month Pinterest Board.
Until then, enjoy our free download of a T-Rex coloring page for the kids to color!
Need a Puppet with a Moving Mouth and Makes Expressions? We’ve got the pattern!
You can buy the T-Rex Puppet Sewing Pattern here. It is available as a digital download so you can start sewing immediately. Each pattern has step by step instructions and free video tutorial. In fact you can watch our free tutorial on how to sew the T-Rex puppet right now! Beginner sewists have complimented us on how easy they found our instructions to follow. We recommend using fleece and felt to make our puppets because these fabrics are readily available from craft stores, inexpensive, washable and easy to sew.
What our customers are saying:
“Pattern is well written and easy to follow.”
“These are awesome looking puppets. I love them!”