I’m so excited to share with you something really cool today- DIY dinosaur eggs with a surprise inside! This recipe is super easy, very quick to make, and is a ton of fun for kids to break to reveal a cool surprise inside.
I’m also sharing a quick and easy dinosaur favor bag tutorial with my Cricut Explore Air 2 machine that makes the perfect bag for holding one of these DIY dinosaur eggs!
DIY Dinosaur Eggs with a Surprise Inside
- 2 cups sand
- 1 cup cornstarch
- Plastic dinosaurs
Step 1. Stir the sand and cornstarch together well in a mixing bowl. Add water, stirring in a small amount at a time, until the dough comes together.
Step 2. Grab a handful of the dough, place a toy dinosaur inside, then add some more dough to form an egg shape and completely cover the dinosaur. My toy dinosaurs came in a huge bag from Oriental Trading Company. They’ve got tons of great dinosaur party supplies and dinosaur toys for great prices.
Repeat with the rest of the dough. Place eggs outside to dry for about 2 days, or until eggs have completely hardened.
Step 3. Now comes the fun part. Time to crack some dinosaur eggs!
The eggs are hard, but not too hard. Kids can drop them on the ground to break them, break them open with their hands, or use a small hammer to break them open. Aren’t they cool?!
I made these as party favors for my son’s dinosaur birthday party and the kids LOVED them! I wish I had made more because they were so excited about tearing open their dinosaur bags and breaking their eggs!
I packaged up their dinosaur egg party favors by making some easy dinosaur bag toppers with some Cricut brown cardstock and some vinyl dinosaurs I added and made using my Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine machine. It was soooo easy and they looked amazing!
I’m sharing the FREE dinosaur fossils cut file so you can make some of your own bag toppers if you’d like. Seriously, these couldn’t be much easier to make.
First, click here to open the cut file in Cricut Design Space.
Load some white vinyl onto a cutting mat, turn the dial on the Cricut Explore Air 2 machine to the vinyl setting, then click “Make It” in Design Space and follow the prompts to cut the vinyl.
I guarantee you’ll be impressed with how amazing these vinyl dinosaur fossils turn out. I made them quite small, and the details that the machine was able to perfectly cut were FANTASTIC!
You can make the topper any size you like depending on the size of the plastic bag you use. I bought some clear plastic favor bags at the craft store, then placed one egg inside each bag. Then I cut some brown Cricut cardstock to match the width of the bag, folded the paper in half, then cut each end so make the topper.
Peel and stick a vinyl dinosaur and add to the cardstock for the cutest bag topper, perfect for a dinosaur party!
For more dinosaur party ideas, recipes, and crafts, you’ll love these…
How to Make a Dinosaur Dig Cake (and amazing chocolate cake recipe!)