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