I credit this dinosaur craft idea to my youngest son who is currently entering a dinosaur phase, er…OBSESSION. He took some plastic Easter eggs I bought for another project and assembled a whole village of dinosaur parents and their babies, complete with a paper plate picnic and “food” (stuffing from my new pillows).
Nothing in my house is sacred. Nothing.
So, we took the boring pastel easter eggs and gave them a prehistoric makeover.
- white acrylic paint *
- plastic easter eggs
- sand, moss, dirt or other natural textures (we used spanish moss from a dollar store)
- clothes you don’t mind being destroyed**
*Paint must be acrylic. Tempera paint will not adhere to plastic and you will have one sad kid on your hands.
**Be sure to wear junky clothes and protect surfaces, beacuse acrylic isn’t washable paint and dries quickly.
- Separate egg halves. Paint the inside of the eggs first.
- Place the eggs face down on newspaper or an old sheet.
- Cover in acrylic paint.
- Let dry five minutes.
- Paint a second coat.
- While that paint is drying, add sand or moss for texture to make them look “prehistoric”.
- Dry for at least an hour.
- Send your little paleontologist off to play and discover.
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