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Aug 06 2018
2 weeks ago
1:30 PM MDT

These DIY Dinosaur Surprise Eggs are DINO-Mite!

Aug 06, 2018 @ 1:30 PM MDT
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diy dinosaur surprise eggs – dinosaur in the mixture

Have some little dinosaur fans?

Make these creative salt dough dino eggs with a fun surprise toy dinosaur in the middle! This is such a CUTE and EASY craft to make with the kids, and you probably already have everything needed on hand. I think these eggs would be a creative activity if you’re hosting a dinosaur themed playdate with friends or a birthday party.

diy dinosaur surprise eggs – Forming the eggs

This is a SIMPLE dinosaur craft anyone can do!

I love that this idea requires easy supplies you’ll be able to use from around the house like flour, salt, and coffee grinds. I used a cup of sand from outside and found little 2-3 inch dinosaur toys available in-store at Walmart for just $2.99 for 18.

Here’s some similar mini dino toys found on Amazon, if you’d like to shop from home. You could always use other little toys that you have around the house too!

diy dinosaur surprise eggs – The ingredients

DIY Dinosaur Surprise Eggs

Supplies Needed:
  • 1 cup sand
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup coffee grounds (Just save and re-use some from yesterday’s coffee)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • about 1/2 cup water (will need to gauge based on feel)
  • small toy dinosaur toys
Directions:

diy dinosaur surprise eggs – Mixing the ingredients

1.) Using a large bowl, mix the sand, flour, coffee, and salt together well.


diy dinosaur surprise eggs – kneading the ingredients

2.) Add about half the water and mix well. You can even use your hands! Try using as little water as possible but enough to make it a damp sand mixture that when squished, sticks together. Add more water as needed if it’s too dry.


diy dinosaur surprise eggs – Small hands forming the eggs

3.) Put some of the mixture in your hand and place a mini dinosaur in the middle, then more sand on top. Mold into an egg shape using both hands.


diy dinosaur surprise eggs – Drying on a pan

4.) Place on a tray and let dry for a couple days, until completely hard and dry. Or you can bake them for 2 hours at 225 degrees in the oven.


diy dinosaur surprise eggs – using a tool to unearth the dinosaur

5.) Use tools like a hammer or toy hammer, mallet, chisel, etc. to open the eggs and reveal the surprise toy! For younger ones, if you get it a little wet, it may be easier.


diy dinosaur surprise eggs – Dinosaurs and eggs in the grass

This craft is DINO-Mite!

It’s messy and great FUN! I’d try to do this outside if possible and enjoy. I love activities that encourage imaginative play like this, and I think your kids or grandkids will have such a great time with these DIY Dinosaur Eggs!


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.


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