Using just a few ingredients from the pantry, these DIY dinosaur eggs are a fun and simple project to make with your little archeologists!
Keeping the kids busy in the summer can be challenging, but it’s also a fun time to try out all of the activities and crafts you’ve been pinning. And if you are anything like me, there are enough activities pinned to your boards to last a few summers!
My little guys loves digging, finding rocks, and everything dinosaurs. So I thought it would be fun for us to make dinosaur eggs! It’s such an easy to make activity but it keeps him busy and engaged. There are also lots of other learning activities we can do with the dinosaur eggs, like noticing the different sizes, shapes, colors. Or just hiding them in the sandbox and digging them up!
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup coffee grounds
1/2 cup water
Mix flour, salt, and coffee grounds together in a bowl.
Add the water a little bit at a time, mixing it into the dry mixture. The kids can use their hands or a spoon for this part. The mixture should be thick and a little sticky, so it can be molded into the eggs.
If you want to make different colored eggs, just split the dough into different bowls and add about 10-12 drops of food coloring. Mix with a spoon.
Shape the dough into dinosaur eggs. Place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper and bake for about 20 minutes at 225 degrees until the eggs harden.
Let the eggs cool completely before handling. Then have fun!
This dough recipe would also work really well for making fossils! Just flatten out the dough, press plants, dinosaurs, or other objects into the dough and bake. Another great activity to go along with dinosaur week!