It’s simple to make your own dinosaur eggs! The kids can help you make them, but I like to make them myself and then hide them in the sandbox or around the yard for the kids to find and excavate!
How to Make Your Own Dinosaur Eggs
(Makes enough for 7 dinosaur eggs of the size toys we used) Affiliate links are used below
- 1 cup dirt
- 1 cup sand (I took ours from the sandbox)
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- Water (around 1/2 cup)
- toy dinosaurs
Mix the first 4 ingredients together. Then add the water. I start with adding about 1/4 cup of water and then add another tablespoon or two at a time, stirring after each addition, until the consistency seems moldable and like clay.
Place a spoonful of the mix on your hands, add the dinosaur, cover with more of the mix, and shape it into an egg shape. Then let the eggs sit outside to dry. The time it takes to dry will depend on your weather, but I find 3 days is generally enough.
This recipe is pretty forgiving, so don’t feel like you need to be exact with your measurements. I have seen people use coffee grounds instead of dirt, but I’ve never actually tried that.
Want colored dinosaur eggs? You can add washable watercolors with the water to color the eggs. If you do color the eggs, I only use washable water because I’m afraid anything else would stain the dinosaurs. Or you can just paint them once they are dry!
I set the eggs out in the sandbox and the kids went digging for dinosaur eggs!
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