Cotton Wool Dinosaur Eggs

Following the  great success of our coffee grounds dinosuar eggs  I thought we would try another version that didn’t take quite so long to dry out!  Both Big and Little Boo really enjoyed the sensory experience when making these (especially Little Boo, who loved squishing the wet cotton wool!), though Big Boo still thinks that the coffee ground eggs looked much more like real ones (and so do I – they are really worth the wait!).  Below are the instructions if you would like to try these.

 The mixture is really easy to make.  Simply mix a cup of flour and water together and pour into separate containers, then add food colouring to brighten it up.

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Now comes the fun part – take a cotton wool ball and dip in the mixture till it is totally covered, then pop it on a foil lined baking tray – done!  You could try mixing the colours up but we kept to one colour per cotton ball.

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Then all that is left to do is pop them in the oven at 150 degrees for about 45 minutes.  Take them out and leave them to dry and they are ready to play with:

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The children enjoyed cracking the ‘eggs’ open to find a soft, fluffy centre – good for descriptive vocabulary.  They ended up being used for lots of things, including fairy rocks around the pond outside.  What ever the imagination thinks of…!

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