For a few mornings I was looking after a friends child. I was told at the moment he was into Dinos. So I was very glad when I can across this idea for making Plate-a-sauruses on http://www.learnwithplayathome.com/
I had the templates ready printed out. The first one they chose to do was of course T-Rex. They painted the plate and left it to dry while they cut out the body parts. When the first coat of paint was dry out came the sponges.
The second day they asked to make another dino and went onto complete the 3 remaining ones.
They even discovered a new Dino. Feathersaurus.
The friend went home with a family of Dinos and Matthew put his onto his magnetic notice board.