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Gigantosaurus step by step face paint tutorial. We are very excited to announce that Gigantosaurus launches on the kids TV channel Tiny Pop on the 1st of June, National Dinosaur Day.  We have been huge fans of the book for a while so cannot wait to see what the series has in store.

Tiny Pop is a kids TV channel available on Freeview, Virgin, Sky and FreeSat which shows a wide range of fun programmes for all the family. Not only that but they have a great website full of activities, videos and games, perfect for giving your little ones some light hearted relief during home schooling.

If you have not heard of Gigantosaurus before the story is based around the boy that cried wolf. Only this time it is not a boy or a wolf. Rather Bonehead a young dinosaur and the scary Gigantosaurus. Bonehead volunteers to be the dino-kids lookout whenever they go into the jungle to play. Unfortunately, he is the original boy-dinosaur who cried wolf, or in this case, GIGANTOSAURUS! Finally, Bonehead’s friends refuse to believe his warnings and the Gigantosaurus really turns up!

Gigantosaurus launches on Tiny Pop on National Dinosaur Day

As part of the launch Monkey and I have been having fun re creating some of the characters at home with face paints! We have had great fun trying them out ahead of National Dinosaur Day. Now confession time here, I am not a master in face painting, in fact other than perhaps the odd clown I have never tried it. So the good news is that you can recreate these at home quickly, easily and simply! With some adorable characters it was difficult to make a decision.

Monkey has a thing about Triceratops at the moment so we had to try Tiny out first.  For this you will need green, yellow and black face paint. I used a sponge to apply the base layer and the nose before using a paintbrush to add the finer details.

Our second attempt was at Mazu who is a young Ankylosaurus. This is super easy – we used a bronze colour to match but you could use a light brown or brown with white over the top to lighten it. This one is ideal if time is short or your little one is not a fan of sitting still!

Our final creation was of Gigantosaurus himself. This does take a little more time but I have a very sneaky way to start you off on the right track. This was Monkey’s favourite by far and it is good if you have a little one who is doesn’t like face paint all over or near their eyes.

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Youtube – Gigantosaurus step by step face paint tutorial

If you would like to try these out then you can find a step by step video to recreate them on my youtube below:

I hope you enjoy our step by step video guide. Don’t forget have a go yourselves at creating the characters and share them across social media with the hashtag #NationalDinosaurDay tagging @poptv_uk on instagram, @TinyPopTV on Twitter and POPFUNTV on Facebook

Gigantosaurus arrives on Tiny Pop on 1 June, and airs weekdays at 7.30am and 4pm and weekends from 1.30pm on Tiny Pop, Freeview 207, Sky 617, Virgin 737 and Freesat 605.

Happy National Dinosaur Day.

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Gigantosaurus step by step face paint tutorial


    • Margaret Gallagher Reply

      Sending this to my brother – no excuse now! Excellent tutorial

  1. Laura Summers Reply

    These look great! I am looking forward to watching Gigantosaurus as we’re joining along with the watch-along on Monday. My kids absolutely love the book too, lots of fun.

  2. Gervin Khan Reply

    Wow! This is absolutely stunning, I loved the artwork you’ve featured here. It’s so mesmerizing!

  3. Those are all wonderful looks and wish that I could pull that off! If I tried to make any of those designs…. you would seriously not be Abel to tell what it is supposed to be 🙂 Looks amazing and love the one where the mouth connects with his 🙂

  4. Serena Hale Reply

    I can honestly say that I have not heard of Gigantosaurus. Based upon the boy who cried wolf ? Seems interesting. The paint job is spot on.

  5. Rose ann sales Reply

    Amazing artwork! Kids would love this! I will practicing to do this. Thank youcforcthe turorial.

  6. Gigantosaurus fae paint looks so cute on kids. Your kids look so cute with those paint.

  7. We loved dinosaurs so much when we were younger and my niece and nephew are getting into more as well and I’m excited to introduce them to face painting lol. Love the post!

  8. Melanie williams Reply

    Wow this looks fab. So much fun and a great way to get interactive with play too. The face paint is much better than I could have done lol x

  9. It so fun the way the teeth go into his own. I love that face paint!

  10. Jay Aguirre Reply

    Aww this looks so fun and it turned out so well. Might have to try this one out someday!

  11. This is so cute face paint how I wish I have a great talent is painting so I will do this to my nephew kids. This is awesome.

  12. What!? You did that! Perfect! Oh, I bet he just loved it…… In the pictures your little guy looks so happy!

  13. Wow, I wish I could do such a thing because if I did, my students would want me to paint their face with dinosaurs.

  14. This is so cute! I think there is a time in every child’s life, no matter if boy or a girl, when they are so much into dinosaurs. The gigantosaurus face painting is so cool, I bet it would be the main attraction at a themed birthday party.

  15. Celebrate Woman Today Reply

    These painted face masks are so adorable! I even would like one for a day!

  16. How cool those face paintings are! National dinosaur Day? Well I never! I don’t know whether to feel sad or grateful that we no longer share the planet with dinosaurs. A fascinating species that engage children.

  17. How wonderful to know about this, coincidentally, I am teaching my daughter about dinosaurs, and this will be quite helpful in addition to all the activities we have done, such as exploring to be paleontologists. This is just wonderful for me!

  18. Fiona jk42 Reply

    These look great! I particularly like the way you use your son’s teeth as the Gigantosaurus teeth.

  19. Nick Jones Reply

    These painted face masks are so adorable. My children will be very happy to see this!

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