There’s nothing cooler then finding a surprise dinosaur inside an egg, and for my Dino Dig Birthday Party I knew I had to have some kind of excavation station. That’s when I decided to make our own DIY Dino Eggs that way each kid could excavate one easily and have fun doing it.
I decided to make the eggs a week in advance because that’s when I had time to do it, figure out my recipe and let them dry. Here’s what you need to do. I found I was able to make 8-9 eggs per batch so you may need to make this a few times or double up the batch if need more. I wanted to make different colors so I made 3 batches.
Baking Soda (we got the big bag)
Large mixing bowl
Step 1: Take 2 ¼ cups baking soda and add to mixing bowl (try to get the chunks out if there are any)
Step 2: You’ll need ¾ cup water.
Step 3: Add the food coloring to the water. I do about 3-4 drops.
Step 4: Add the water a little at a time to the baking soda, stirring to form a paste like feel.
Step 5: You may need to add more baking soda to the mix, I recommend 1 tablespoon at a time. The mixture shouldn’t be soupy.
Step 6: Once you have the consistently right take a small section as your base then add a plastic dinosaur in the center and add more to form an egg. I found rolling it around in my hands helped.
Step 7: After you’ve made your egg place it on parchment paper to dry for 24-36 hours
Once it’s time for the party the fun can really begin. We used different pans around the house (meatloaf, and a few cake pans) as the site to excavate the egg. Then took spray bottles filled with vinegar as the special solution. I also kept some plastic spoons close in case the kids needed help.
As the vinegar hit the baking soda the kids were so excited to see it bubbling, then as they kept going and started to chip away they couldn’t believe there was a dinosaur inside. I wish I had made more because they all asked to do a second.
It was so much fun to watch them and since it’s just baking soda, water and vinegar I knew it wasn’t harmful to them or the house.
Do you have a dino lover who would get a kick out of excavating some DIY Dino Eggs?
Disclosure: I was sent supplies from Oriental Trading to use for my Dino Dig Party. All thoughts are my own.