For Nathan's 4th Birthday he requested a dinosaur party. So I put my brain to work and came up with a few ideas and a few more thanks to Pinterest. The dinosaur eggs are the perfect make ahead or hands on activity. We had a wide range of ages 2-7 and they all enjoyed it.
- 1/2 Cup Sand
- 1 1/4 Cups of Flour
- 3/4 Cup Salt
- 1 1/4 Cups Dirt (I used top soil I had left over from potting plants)
- 1/2 Cup of Water (maybe a little more)
- 8-12 Small Plastic Dinosaurs
In a large bowl combine sand, flour,salt,and dirt. Mix well with your hands, make sure to break up all the dirt clumps.
After they were dry we had to make sure that they were worthy to be passed out to our little friends so we busted open a couple as a test run.
Now we are one step closer to PARTY time!
We also made these with the kids at the party. I am glad I had some for them to take home because they take so long to dry. The kids enjoyed getting their hands a little dirty. Before the kids arrived I measured out the ingredients into plastic cups.
Then I divided the kids into groups and let them work together. That way if one of them didn't want to get dirty they could mix with a spoon.
If the kids would prefer an edible dinosaur treat check out the Fossil Cookies