Dinosaur Eggs in Nest (tutorial)

Big Boo loves all things dinosaur (as do so many little boys I know) so when we found out his pre school were reading about them we decided to make some dino eggs for them to test out their palaeontological skills on!

I found this idea on Pinterest a few weeks ago and it has been a real hit (ha ha! See the photo at the end). Here are the ingredients for the eggs, and you will need some small plastic dinosaurs for the ‘fossils’:

You can get dried coffee grounds from most coffee shops, if you ask behind the counter they will probably pop some in a bag for you free of charge.

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You need to pour the ingredients into a mixing bowl (or have your assistanthelp you)….

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Then mix it all up.  Make sure you stir it well so there are no big lumps.

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Next add the water a little at a time until it is wet enough to pick up and mould together into a ball.  Place some mixture in the bottom of a cup, add a dinosaur and top with more mixture.  Tip this out and use your hands to mould it in to an ‘egg’ shape… ta da!  One dino egg.

Now they need a while to dry out, I put ours in the airing cupboard for a couple of days, then bring them out and place them in your dinosaur nest, made of sand and mud (shredded paper and tissue paper).

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Now all you need to do to become a real palaeontologist is grab a hammer and crack those babies open!

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2 thoughts on “Dinosaur Eggs in Nest (tutorial)

    • Thanks, they are easy to make and if I remember rightly this batch made five or six eggs that could fit into the palm of my hand when slightly cupped. Have fun making them!

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