Triceratops Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Triceratops! Kids have always been fascinated by dinosaurs.  In the preschool crowd that I run with it seems that T-rex is the most popular and then the triceratops.  This month we are featuring the triceratops.  We’ll feature the T-rex in a later month.

Fun Facts About Triceratops
Illustration by Nobumichi Tamura – Used with permission
  • They had about 400-800 teeth which were constantly being replaced.
  • They were plant eating dinosaurs.
  • The skull of the triceratops could grow to 7 feet in length.
  • Scientists think the frill behind the triceratops’ head was probably useful as a defense against predators like the T-rex.

 

Upcoming Triceratops Craft Activities

In our next blog, we’ll be sharing a few ideas and links for some fun triceratops craft activities that we found around the web. We’ll also have a free download pattern for the kids to make their own triceratops paper bag puppet. You can also check out our Puppet of the Month Pinterest Board.

Until then, enjoy our free download of a triceratops 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 Triceratops 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 triceratops 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!”