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DIY DINOSAUR EGGS

Today we're gonna show you three super easy do-it-yourself and inexpensive techniques to make your own dinosaur egg excavations. 
 
DIY DINOSAUR EGG #1 - THE FROZEN BALLOON
 
Materials you will need:
 
Balloons
Small plastic dinosaurs
Food coloring (optional)
 
Directions:
 
Put a dinosaur in each balloon making sure not to puncture the balloon. Add some food coloring to water if you want to color your balloons. I actually prefer to use the little bath coloring tabs as they do not stain. Pour the water in the balloon and freeze until solid. Make sure when you put the balloons in the freezer, you do so in a way that keeps a dinosaur egg shape. 
 
 A frozen balloon is a great DIY dinosaur egg method
 
(Do not feel limited to putting just dinosaurs in the frozen balloons!)
 
Once the balloons are frozen and you are ready to excavate, simply peel off the balloon. Place the frozen dinosaur egg excavation in a plastic bin or some other type of container to avoid making a huge mess. I then prefer to provide a cup of warm water as opposed to tools for this excavation to avoid injury. A turkey baster makes a great device for your excavating adventurer to use to drip warm water onto the dinosaur egg to melt away and reveal the dinosaur inside.
 
 
DIY DINOSAUR EGG #2 - PLAYDOH EGG
 
Materials you will need:
 
Playdoh. You can often find cheap generic brands at dollar stores. Air soft modeling clay will also work.
Small plastic dinosaurs
 
Directions:
 
Simply take a small amount of Playdoh or soft modeling clay and form it in the shape of an egg around a plastic dinosaur. You can then allow your excavating adventurer to discover the dinosaur in the soft material or you can allow the egg to sit overnight and harden for a more difficult excavation. For hardened dinosaur egg excavations, you will need to provide excavation tools and safety goggles. Wooden crab mallets and small hammers work well and wooden dowels sharpened to a blunt point make great chisels. 
 
Use playdoh to make a diy dinosaur egg
  
Pro tip: Encourage your excavating adventurers to make their own dinosaurs if their playdoh or clay is still soft.  
 
 
Dinosaur lovers will be more than impressed with the Excavating Adventures Dinosaur Discovery kit as they can add real dinosaur bone fossils to their collections. You'll find petrified wood that is tens of thousands of years old, fossils from ancient seas, real dinosaur bone fossils, and obsidian that once flowed as molten lava from deep within the Earth!
 
Learn more here:
 
Excavating Adventures Dinosaur Discovery
 
 
DIY DINOSAUR EGG #3 - REALISTIC LOOKING DINOSAUR EGGS
  
This one takes a bit more prep and materials but is still reasonably easy to accomplish and the most impressive of the three DIY Dinosaur egg options. 
 
Materials you will need:
 
1-cup all purpose flour
1-cup used coffee grounds 
1-cup sand
3/4-cup salt
About 1/2-cup water
Small plastic dinosaurs
 
Mix all the ingredients (except for the dinosaurs) together in a large bowl until you get a dough like consistency. Take a handful of dough and press a dinosaur inside and shape into an egg. Allow the egg to dry completely before excavating. This will make five or six dinosaur eggs that are about about five inches long. Provide a hammer and safety goggles once you are ready to excavate and a small brush. Once you crack the outer shell of these dinosaur eggs, the inside is usually easy to brush away. 
 
 
Use small plastic dinosaurs in your DIY dinosaur egg excavations
 
 
I hope you enjoyed these three easy DIY dinosaur egg recipes. These dinosaur egg excavations lend themselves well to dinosaur themed homeschool lessons and are great for in class instruction. They are also a hit a birthday parties and are not limited to dinosaurs. You can put marine animals, seashells, fossils, aliens, and pretty much anything inside these DIY excavation eggs to help drive that lesson forward or entertain at a party!
 
 

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