My son loved breaking the eggs open and finding the toys inside. It was a great activity for a hot summer day!
Here's what you need to make dinosaur eggs:
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup coffee grounds
- 1 cup sand
- 3/4 cup salt
- 1/2 cup water
- small plastic dinosaurs
Mix together the flour, coffee, sand, and salt. Slowly add water and mix until a dough-like consistency is reached. You'll be able to just mold the mixture but it will still be pretty crumbly.
Add a bit of mixture to your hand and place a dinosaur on top of it. Add more of the mixture and press around the toy to cover it. Mold it into an egg shape.
Place on a cookie sheet or tray and allow to dry completely. It will take several days -- flip the eggs over after a day so that they dry evenly.
Once the eggs are dry, it's time to break them open! Use a hammer to break them apart and reveal the dinosaur inside -- be sure to supervise children during this step!