Learn how to make dinosaur eggs, a great crafts project for kids.
Learn how to make dinosaur eggs in a really simple way. An amazing crafts project for your kids. My kid is really passionate about dinosaurs, so I made a few for him. They turned out really well and realistic, so I decided to film a tutorial as well.
This article may contain advertising and affiliate links. More details in our disclosure.
- Barbecue sticks
- Ice cream sticks
- Paper tape
- Plastic cup
- StazOn Tsukineko Ink
- Ranger Distress Oxides Ink
- 23 g white glue
- 5 g water
- 33 g plaster
Preparing The Balloons
Either if you make them or you let your kids make them, first step it’s to prepare the balloons. Prepare as many as you need depending on the number of dinosaur eggs you want to make. I like using small latex balloons, the ones you use to fill them up with water. They seem to have the perfect size and the shape it’s perfect.
In the video example you will see two ways to tape the balloon to the cardboard circle. I would recommend you use the second example, as in the first one sometimes the balloons break when removing the tape. You can make as many circles as you need using cardboard.
Making The Composition
First mix 23 g of white glue with 5 g of water and mix them well. Then gradually add 33 g of plaster and mix the entire composition really well. This quantity should be enough for two egg halves. Don’t mix more composition as the plaster will harden pretty quickly.
Covering The Dinosaur Eggs
Use the ice cream stick to place the composition all over the balloon. Let them dry for a few hours ( overnight it’s even better ), then cover the other part as in the video tutorial. Use a sponge soaked in the composition to level the edge between the two egg halves as shown in the video.
This is a bad example using too much water in the composition. Use the recipe described on top and respect the quantities for some really good looking eggs.
Coloring The Eggs
I used a sponge stamp and some ink with different shades of brown to give the egg a more realistic look. Check the supplies list for links to the ink I used in the video tutorial. Add a little more ink to the edges and the holes you make in the egg, it looks even better. In the video tutorial I only had some really big dinosaurs. But you can use smaller ones that you can carefully place them inside. My son was really excited to see the dinosaurs nest, so I really hope your kids will be as happy as he was. It’s a fun weekend project even for them to work on. I also use them as part of the birthday decorations with a dinosaurs theme.