Things You'll Need
- 2 1/2 cups dirt
- 2 cups sand
- 1 1/2 cups salt
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- Mixing bowl
- 1 cup water
- Tiny toy dinosaurs
Creating homemade dinosaur eggs allows children to get a bit dirty while learning hands on how dinosaurs are born. Once the eggs have been formed and hardened, they can be broken open to reveal a small dinosaur inside. This craft can be used by parents at home, or by teachers in a classroom setting.
Measure and pour 2 1/2 cups of dirt, 2 cups of sand, 1 1/2 cups of salt, and 2 1/2 cups flour in a mixing bowl. Stir until combined.
Pour 1 cup of water in the mixing bowl, stirring as you go. The mixture will be firm and pliable.
Take out a handful of dough and completely cover your tiny dinosaur with it. Try to make the dough an egg shape. Repeat until every student has an egg.
Set the dinosaur eggs on a sheet of newspaper. Wait for them to dry out. This can take up to four days according to the website Kinder Art.
Hide the dinosaur eggs in a sandbox and have the children hunt for them.
Break the dinosaur eggs open with a hammer after they have been found to reveal the dinosaur inside the egg.
You can substitute coffee grinds for dirt. Painting the dinosaur egg is optional.
- golden dinosaur image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com