Create Dinosaur Party Favors for children using this free printable treat tag. It’s a great idea for a kid’s birthday or Valentine’s Day at home or school.
Our youngest son, who we refer to as “C2” on the blog, is going to 3-School or preschool this year. It’s his first year in school, but he’s eagerly watched his older brother bring birthday treats to school the last few years. He was so excited when he turned 4 several weeks ago and it was finally HIS turn to get to bring a birthday treat to school.
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Like many boys his age, C2 is into DinoTrux on Netflix, Dinosaur Train on PBS and anything and everything related to dinosaurs right now. When I asked him what kind of theme he wanted for his 4th birthday, he knew immediately — DINOSAURS! I’ll share C2’s dinosaur crazed birthday cake in a few weeks but first we needed to figure out a dinosaur treat he could bring to preschool.
In C2’s mind, his birthday treat needed to be just like the Star Wars Party Favors his big brother brought to school for his last birthday — a cellophane bag filled with stickers, fruit snacks and other treats. The two of us went on a hunt for the perfect dinosaur goodies to include in his birthday treats. Lucky for C2, we were able to find a big bucket of 40 dinosaurs at Walmart for less than $10. This gave us enough to give one to each of his classmates with plenty leftover to use on his dinosaur birthday cake. We also found a big assorted pack of dinosaur stickers and Jurassic World fruit snacks at our local store.
Once we had the dinosaur goodies, the next step was to create a “dino-mite” tag that C2 would love. A few months ago, I got a new 12.9″ iPad Pro specifically so I could start drawing and creating my own art to use on printables, tags etc. I used the free Adobe Sketch app and an Apple Pencil to create a little green T-Rex for the dinosaur party favors. As you can imagine though, I told my son THIS one is called a “C-Rex”. You should have seen him grin from ear to ear that the dinosaur was named for him. He was thrilled!
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How to Make Dinosaur Party Favors
This birthday treat idea works great as party favors if you’re hosting a dinosaur themed party for your child’s birthday at home or school. The dinosaur party favors would also be cute as valentine cards with or without candy or trinkets.
What You Need:
- Access to a computer and color printer
- White card stock
- Scissors or a paper trimmer
- A hole punch
- Curling ribbon
- Clear cellophane treat bags
- Dinosaur fruit snacks
- Plastic dinosaur toys
- Dinosaur stickers
1. Get the tags for the Dinosaur Party Favors.
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Then you just need to download the PDF file and save it to your computer. The dinosaur party favor tags and all other free printables from Kenarry: Ideas for the Home are for your own PERSONAL USE ONLY.
Once you have the file, print the tags for the Dinosaur Party Favors on white card stock.
2. Cut and punch the tags for the Dinosaur Party Favors.
3. Fill the cellophane bags with treats.
Gather the dinosaur fruit snacks, plastic dinosaur toys, stickers or other goodies for the dinosaur party favors. Put one of each item into a cellophane bag. Then continue to do so with the remaining bags until you have filled enough for your child’s class or birthday party guests.
4. Tie the tags on the Dinosaur Party Favors.
Cut the ribbons to the size you need. Make sure it’s long enough for curling or tying (whatever your preference is). Lace the ribbons through the hole in the dinosaur printable tags.
Next tie the ribbons around the top of each cellophane bag. If your child is in preschool, like my son, you may want to tie the knots loosely. Small children don’t have the fine motor skills or patience for tough knots.
Use scissors to curl the ribbons, if desired and you’re done with this quick dino-mite birthday treat idea!
Now you have a fun dinosaur treat to give your child’s friends at school or as a birthday party favor. You could also use this printable for your child’s classmates as Valentine’s Day cards.
What kind of creative birthday treats have you made for your child’s classmates? Please comment below and share. We’re always looking for new ideas!
While you’re here be sure to check out other birthday ideas on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. You might like the Star Wars Party Favors I mentioned earlier or these Puzzle Party Favors. Also take a look at this DIY Felt Birthday Banner and this John Deere tractor cake and party ideas. If you enjoyed this idea for Dinosaur Party Favors, please share this with your friends or pin it for later:
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