How to Make a Dinosaur Egg 

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
  • Paintbrush
  • String (to hang it)
  • Balloon 
  • Scissors 
  • 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.


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