This is a super easy and fun craft where the kids can make their own dinosaur eggs and then hatch them too! Brilliant.

DIY hatching dinosaurs

What you’ll need:

  • plastic baby dinosaurs
  • baking soda
  • water
  • food colouring (optional)
  • white vinegar


  1. Mix baking soda with a few drops of food colouring if desired. Slowly add water until the mixture is damp and mouldable but not too wet.
  2. Place some of the dough in your hand and place a baby dinosaur on top of it and then cover with more dough to make an egg. Repeat if you want more than one egg.
  3. Leave the eggs to dry overnight.
  4. Place the eggs in the garden and get the kids to hatch them. The kids can chip away at the egg with a stick to find the dinosaur or give them a spray bottle filled with white vinegar and the egg will dissolve away and hatch.















What a brilliant and fun activity for the kids to do! I really love this.

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  • I read, re read, and re read this a few times and I just don’t get how it works. Baking soda and water to make a dough, would that even work?


  • haha what a brilliant activity! this would really impress my kids! total fun!

    • It is brilliant and the type of activities that kids love.


  • That is just awesome, so cool!


  • What a fantastic idea! Very creative


  • What a fantastic idea. One of my sins is crazy about dinos do he will love this.


  • What a fun idea! Will have to try this; kids will love it!


  • A fantastic idea; the kids would love this and can’t wait to make some hatching dinosaurs!.


  • Great little school holiday activity right here. I think I like the spray bottle of water to dissolve the egg away


  • oh my goodness this is brilliant and so much fun.
    I just need to find some children young enough to delight in this.


  • Very clever idea.


  • My nephew is dinosaur mad. He would love this. What a great activity for us to do together.


  • What a cute idea !


  • My child used to love doing this. great idea to do your own. good party activity too as you can bury something to do with the theme!


  • This is a brilliant activity Jessica. Thanks for sharing this one. Can’t wait to try it over these school holidays.


  • So easy and the children can have fun. A great one for egg hunts for those that can not have chocolate or sugar eggs.


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