The Land Before Time Movie Night & Dinosaur Canvas Art

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The Land Before Time Movie Night

How many of you grew up watching the adventures of Littlefoot, Cera, Petrie, Ducky, and Spike? My cousins and I used to love curling up on the couch and watching The Land Before Time over and over {and over}. We cried when Littlefoot’s mother died and cheered when Petrie learned to fly. Now, I get to enjoy it all over again as a parent with my seven year old son! Not only that, there are now 14 movies in The Land Before Time series that continue the story. After finding the Great Valley at the end of the first film, the five friends raise a carnivorous baby dino, survive a drought and a cold snap, and witness their first solar eclipse. Throughout all the films, they embark upon adventures, learning lessons about life and friendship along the way, just as you’d expect. Now, you can find all 14 of the movies together in The Land Before Time: The Complete DVD Collection at Walmart. I love that I’m able to share this piece of my childhood with Little Crafter and it’s so much fun watching him enjoy the same characters I grew up with.

The Land Before TIme

Tuesday nights are Family Night here in Artsy Land, and one of our favorite things to do together is have a movie night! We curl up on the couch, just like I did so long ago, turn out the lights, and make sure we have our favorite movie night snack, Pop Secret! All three of us like the Movie Theater Butter variety the best, so I regularly buy the 10-count package at my local Walmart to make sure we always have some on hand.

The Land Before Time & Pop Secret

After the movie is over, it’s fun to talk about the story and the lessons the characters learned while making a craft together. Here’s a fun dinosaur craft you can use with your family to accompany any of The Land Before Time movies!

Dinosaurs at Sunset Canvas

Dinosaur Art

You’ll need:
a blank canvas, any size
black acrylic paint
coarse sea salt
paper and scissors {optional}

Step 1: Paint a watercolor wash on the canvas.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, all it means is to completely cover the canvas with color. Start with yellow, then blend into orange, red, and pink to create a sunset effect. Even the smallest crafters can enjoy this part!


Step 2: While the paint is still wet, sprinkle coarse sea salt on the canvas to create a starry effect if you like.

The salt will react with the paint, causing small white spots to appear wherever it lands.

Step 3: Sketch your favorite dinosaurs.

You can either sketch directly onto the canvas or draw them on paper first, then cut them out and trace. We went the tracing route because that way you can make sure you like your shapes before putting them on your canvas.

Step 4: Paint in the dinosaur shapes with black acrylic paint.

It’s helpful to outline them first, then fill in.


That’s it! Once your canvas is totally dry, it’s ready to hang and display!

Dino Art

What do you think? Is this something the little crafters in your life would enjoy? Movie nights are fun for the whole family, especially when you have a classic favorite film plus Pop Secret popcorn! Want to have a family movie night of your own? Head to Walmart to grab The Land Before Time: The Complete Collection DVD today,  6/14 (while supplies last)!


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