Exciting and fun rainy-day activity to engage children…can even tempt those who say they ‘don’t enjoy crafts’!
What will you need?
- PVA glue + water to make paper mache mix.
- Strips of newspaper/paper
- String (to hang it)
- Paint (optional)
- Adult supervision and help
Develops: hand eye coordination, fine motor skills and creative thinking.
Step 1: Blow up a balloon. Mix pva glue and water together. Put the strips of newspaper/paper on the balloon and cover in the glue/water solution.
Step 2: Keep going until you’ve done at least two layers of paper (the more layers, the stronger the egg)
Step 3: Tie string to your balloon and hang somewhere to dry (probably overnight)
Step 4: (best bit!) pop the balloon!!
Step 5: Carefully use scissors (adults do this!!) to cut open the ‘egg’ and (if available) put in your dinosaur toy! You could also extend this activity to paint the egg.
Categories: Dinosaur week, fine motor skills, Kids Craft, Uncategorized
Reblogged this on Special Educational Needs Resources Blog and commented:
It’s Dinosaur Week on The SEN Resources Blog so here’s a fun, children’s craft activity..making a dinosaur egg.
What a clever idea. Think we will have a go tomorrow.
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Oh brilliant! Pleased we’ve inspired you, we’d love to see pictures of how you get on