40 Ideas - Number 9 -Dino Eggs!

 Welcome to my lofty dream of providing you with 40!!! fun activities you can do with your kids!  Many at the drop of a hat!  I bet for many of these you will have the materials you need on hand or can find them at the dollar store or on the cheap at the local craft store!  This list will contain simple, cheap and FUN crafts or activities that ANYONE can do!  And better yet, they will be kid tested and approved!

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Today's activity comes from April who blogs at The Gingerbread Blog.

In my household of boys there are a few things that are always a hit. They love cars, any building toys, water toys and dinosaurs. I remembered taking a trip to Legoland last summer and they had a dinosaur pit where the kids could dig for dinosaur eggs. The boys flipped out and had so much fun. I thought it would be a great activity if the kids could make and then crack open their own dinosaur eggs! They could pretend they were little archiologists.  

You will need:   
Small Plastic Toys 
1 1/4 cups dirt  
1 1/4 cups of flour  
3/4 cups salt  
1/2 cup sand  
1 Cup Water
Mix together all of the ingredients to make a moist paste.

Make a ball with your paste and place a small toy inside.

 The entire toy should be covered. If not the egg will be easily opened, and that would be no fun! Ha.

Let your dinosaur eggs sit in the sun until they are completely hard and dry. I let my eggs sit over night, just to give you an idea of how long it will take.  When totally dry you can let your kids crack open their eggs with their hands, toy hammers, paint brushes, or whatever tools they choose to use.


It took my almost 5 year old about 10 minutes to open his, and he did everything besided stomping on it with his foot. He actually wanted to do that but I told him no.... I hope your kids enjoy these dino eggs as much as mine did! april xoxo

I know my boys would love to do this!  Thank you April! :) Be sure to go say hi to her at The Gingerbread blog! 
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