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     challenging words:    low-lying, plant-eater, fairly, extinction, natural, horridus, predator, environment, attack, crown, habitat, during, coastal, protection, draw, herbivore
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By Sharon Fabian

1     Draw a Triceratops
    First, turn you paper sideways, then draw a really big head. It should take up almost a third of your paper, and be shaped a little like a rhinoceros' head. Then draw a big, heavy body that takes up most of the rest of the page. Just leave room for four short legs and a tail.

2     A Triceratops was about 30 feet long and about 10 feet tall. Triceratops' skulls have been found that are up to 10 feet long. Triceratops was built a little like a rhinoceros.
3     At the top of your Triceratops' head, draw his frill. This looks a little bit like a halo or a crown, only thick and bony. Around the edge of the frill, draw bony bumps sticking out. Draw large eyes, and a beak shaped like a parrot's beak. Above the beak, draw a short horn. Above each eye, draw a long horn.

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