How to Make DIY Dinosaur Birthday Party Dig Kits


Make Your Own Dinosaur Excavation Kits for an Epic Birthday Party Adventure


Looking for a unique and affordable party activity that will keep kids entertained and engaged at your child's upcoming dinosaur-themed birthday party? Look no further than DIY dinosaur dig kits! Not only are these kits easy to make and inexpensive, but they're also a hit with kids of all ages.


In this post, we'll show you how to create your own DIY dinosaur dig kits using simple materials that you can find at your local craft store or online. We'll provide step-by-step instructions and tips for customizing your kits to fit your child's interests and age level. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a beginner, these DIY dinosaur dig kits are a fun and easy project that will make your child's birthday party a roaring success.


So if you're looking for a fun and educational activity that will keep your young party guests engaged and entertained, try making your own DIY dinosaur dig kits. They're sure to be a hit with kids and parents alike!



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Each month, subscribers receive a STEM-based science experiment that provides an immersive hands-on learning experience. These experiments allow kids to dig and uncover rare and unique specimens that are not found in any store-bought excavation kit. From minerals to fossils, each excavation offers a chance to discover something new and exciting.


In addition to the excavation kits, Excavating Adventures also offers free live sessions with their guides to help with the excavation process and answer any questions that may arise. With 120 different specimens and trading cards to collect, each month is an opportunity for discovery and excitement.


Imagine the look on a child's face when they uncover a rare mineral or the bones of a prehistoric creature. With Excavating Adventures, they can experience the thrill of discovery every month. Not only is it a fun and engaging activity, but it also encourages a love of science and exploration.


So if you're looking for a birthday gift that will inspire and excite any young adventurer, consider Excavating Adventures. It's the perfect gift for any kid who loves dinosaurs and digging!




Unearth Fun: Why DIY Dinosaur Dig Kits are Perfect for a Dino-Themed Party



DIY dinosaur dig kits are a perfect addition to a dinosaur themed birthday party because they're easy to make, inexpensive, and kids absolutely love them. They provide an engaging and hands-on activity that encourages children to learn about history and science while having fun. By creating your own dinosaur dig kits, you also have the flexibility to customize them with your choice of toy dinosaurs, fossils, or other excavating tools. This variety makes them even more exciting for kids as they never know what they're going to uncover.


Making your own dinosaur dig kits is also a great way to get children involved in the party planning process. It's a fun and creative activity that can be done together as a family, making the party preparations even more special. Additionally, these kits can be used during the party as a group activity, allowing children to work together to uncover the hidden treasures.


Another great thing about DIY dinosaur dig kits is that they make great party favors. Instead of traditional goody bags, you can give each child a special souvenir to take home and enjoy long after the party is over. This is a great way to extend the party experience and leave a lasting impression on your guests.


Overall, DIY dinosaur dig kits are a fun and engaging activity that's sure to be a hit at any dinosaur themed party. They're easy to make, customizable, and can even double as party favors. By creating your own dinosaur dig kits, you're providing children with an exciting opportunity to learn about history and science, while also having a blast pretending to be paleontologists.



How to Make DIY Dinosaur Dig Kits: A Step-by-Step Guide


In this section, we'll dive into the exciting world of DIY dinosaur birthday party dig kits!


These kits are the perfect addition to any dinosaur themed party, providing kids with an engaging and interactive activity that will have them feeling like real paleontologists.


Not only are these kits easy and inexpensive to make, but they also offer endless opportunities for customization, allowing you to tailor them to your party theme and personal preferences.


With a variety of materials and directions, you can create kits that include toy dinosaurs, real fossils, and more! So get ready to embark on a prehistoric adventure and let's get started on making these amazing DIY dinosaur dig kits!






  • Sand
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Plastic toy dinosaur or real fossils
  • Small containers to pour an excavation for each birthday party guest. I like to use 2oz to 4oz condiment cups. It also makes it easier to distribute the digs if you have lids for the condiment cups. No matter what container you choose, you can decorate it with dinosaur stickers to add to the overall dinosaur birthday party theme. 
  • Optional - Colored sand, small gravel (colored aquarium gravel is really cool!), or some other material to sprinkle across your excavation to give your excavation a little character. You can even use gold glitter (biodegradable kind if available) to make the gem mining excavation really sparkle.
  • Excavation tools for each guest. Wooden dowels and other blunt instruments work well. Sharp tools are unsafe and not necessary as the excavations are reasonably brittle and excavate easily. 
  • Safety goggles for each guest
  • Small brushes for each guest
  • Optional - If you are adding real fossils, magnifying glasses are great to hand out. One or two magnifying glasses is usually enough for the guests to share.




  1. Put one cup of sand in your mixing bowl.
  2. Add one-third cup Plaster of Paris.
  3. Use the wooden spoon to mix the sand and Plaster of Paris.
  4. Add one-third cup of water and mix.
  5. Keep adding small amounts of water until you reach a pancake like batter consistency. 
  6. Scale the recipe up if more mixture is needed to fill your chosen containers.
  7. Add your dinosaurs or fossils to your container.
  8. Pour a layer of the mixture into the container to cover the items.
  9. Gently tap the sides of the container to remove any air bubbles. This will also allow a little mixture under and around the items. If you use plastic toy dinosaurs, they may float to the surface of the dig while the mixture is still wet. Simply allow the mixture to set for a minute or two and push the dinosaur back below the surface of the dig.  
  10. Optional - sprinkle the colored sand, glitter, or gravel across the wet surface of the dinosaur digs. 
  11. Set the dinosaur digs in a safe location to dry undisturbed overnight. I like to put the excavations in front of a fan.


Once it is time for the party, setup an area that is easy to clean up, distribute the safety goggles, and excavation tools, and let the dinosaur digging begin.



More Roar-Some DIY Dinosaur Birthday Party Ideas


Here are some more DIY dinosaur themed birthday party ideas you may want to consider for your next Jurassic celebration:


  1. DIY dinosaur egg piñata - fill a large egg-shaped piñata with candy and small dinosaur toys.
  2. DIY dinosaur fossils - make your own dinosaur fossils using plaster of Paris and dinosaur toys.
  3. DIY dinosaur hats - cut out dinosaur shapes from colored cardstock and attach them to headbands or hats.
  4. DIY dinosaur cupcakes - decorate cupcakes with dinosaur-shaped candy or toy dinosaurs on top.
  5. DIY dinosaur party favors - make small dig kits, dinosaur stickers or temporary tattoos to give as party favors.
  6. DIY dinosaur photo booth - create a dinosaur-themed backdrop with props like dinosaur hats and signs.
  7. DIY dinosaur footprint decorations - make dinosaur footprints out of construction paper and decorate the party area with them.
  8. DIY dinosaur party games - plan dinosaur-themed games like "pin the tail on the dinosaur" or "dinosaur egg relay races".
  9. DIY dinosaur terrarium - create a small dinosaur terrarium using succulent plants, rocks, and toy dinosaurs.
  10. DIY dinosaur slime - make slime with green food coloring and small plastic dinosaurs inside for a fun, tactile activity.


These ideas are sure to make your dinosaur-themed birthday party a roaring success!



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