There are so many dinosaur toys out there, but many store-bought playthings are missing something big—dinosaur eggs. A lifelike dinosaur egg can be used as a party favor, educational activity or crafty project. These instructions for dinosaur eggs DIY are easy to follow and produce hours of fun for the kids.
Why Do Kids Love Dinosaur Eggs?
Dinosaurs are mysterious, impressive and frighteningly thrilling. It seems as though every kid goes through a dinosaur obsession. Maybe it’s because dinosaurs engage the imagination. Although scientists are certain that dinosaurs existed, the reptiles became extinct long before today’s humans could meet one in person. Therefore, dinosaurs represent the blurred line between fantasy and reality.
Plus, they laid eggs! It’s extraordinary to think that such an imposing creature could reproduce in this manner. Kids are mesmerized by this fact.
Moreover, dinosaur egg toys have a huge surprise factor. The idea of waiting for a dinosaur hatching through the delicate shell is remarkable.
Although the dinosaur eggs that you make using the instructions below won’t hatch on their own, they do contain hidden treasures that will delight children. They provide an engaging activity for kids who are into the prehistoric era, dinosaurs and paleontology.
Kids love to learn, but they do so through play. Therefore, making dinosaur eggs can satisfy your children’s curiosity and help them learn more about a topic that they’re interested in.
Step by step for Dinosaurs Egg DIY (contains surprises)
You can make your own lifelike dinosaur egg toys with a few simple ingredients. Do this activity with your kids, or make the eggs ahead of time and present them to little ones as part of a dinosaur fossil dig or scavenger hunt.
What You’ll Need:
- 2 cups of sand
- 1 cup of cornstarch
- Small plastic dinosaur toys
- Combine the sand and cornstarch in a medium-sized bowl.
- Stir the mixture until it’s well-blended.
- Add a few tablespoons of water at a time, stirring until the mixture looks and feels like dough. The combination should be wet enough to shape into a ball that retains its shape.
- Grab a handful of the sand, cornstarch and water mixture, and spread it out in the palm of your hand.
- Press a small toy into the center, and cover it with a little more of the mixture.
- Form an oval shape with the “dough,” surrounding and covering the toy inside.
- Place the eggs in the sun to dry. They should harden completely in about two days.
Once you have created the dinosaur egg toys, you can play with them in a variety of ways. Kids will have fun cracking the eggs open to find out what’s inside. They might be able to break the eggs with their hands. If not, have them drop the eggs on a hard surface or use small hammers to open them. You could even provide soft brushes to remove debris, as an archaeologist might do in the field.
Whether you’re holding a dinosaur-themed exhibit for children or want to keep the kids busy on a rainy day, you’ll have so much fun with this dinosaur eggs DIY project.