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Everyone loves Dinosaurs. These giant animals walked the earth millennia ago, and as long as the modern human has been around, we’ve been finding traces of their existence in their fossilized bones. So for your dinosaur party, after you make your own fossils, come back for the eggs!

This DIY craft is easy and fun for kids of all ages, as long as they’ve got a little love for those who came before us! It may be 2017, but these party favors are going to make it feel like it’s millions of years ago!

Small Dino Eggs

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Materials

  • Small 9” Latex Balloons

  • Rustoleum Multicolor Texture Spray Paint

  • Craft Knife

  • Brown or White Kraft Paper

  • Cream Colored Paper Party Napkins

  • Plastic Dinosaurs, Candy, and Other Party Favors

  • Elmer’s or (Other Good Quality) White Glue

  • Plastic Container/Spoon for Mixing Glue

  • Modge Podge/Foam Brush

  • Optional: Acrylic Paint and brush (for painting in cracks on the final egg surface)

Step 1. Mix glue and water together in a ratio of 3 parts glue and 1 part water. Mix thoroughly.

Step 2. Inflate one of the balloons. Cover the balloon in strips of Kraft paper dipped in the glue mixture. Do 2 coats of paper.

Step 3. Let the balloon dry.

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Step 4. Use the craft knife to pop the balloon. Cut a jagged opening in the paper maché egg, large enough to put in the plastic dinosaurs.

Step 5. Cover the egg with ripped pieces of napkins and modge podge. Let the egg dry.

Step 6. The ripped napkin will give the surface of the egg a cool texture.

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Step 7. Lightly spray the egg with the Rustoleum multicolor texture spray paint. The final egg will look soft and leathery, like a reptile egg.

Step 8. Stuff the egg with plastic dinosaurs, candy, and other party favors. To complete the look, build our dinosaur nest as a place to display the favors.

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Large Dino Eggs

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Materials:

  • Large 24” Latex Balloon

  • Rustoleum Multicolor Texture Spray Paint

  • Craft Knife

  • Newspaper

  • Masking Tape

  • 13 Gallon Drawstring Trash Bag

  • Brown or White Kraft Paper

  • Cream Colored Paper Party Napkins

  • 12” Plastic Dinosaur

  • Elmer’s or (Other Good Quality) White Glue

  • Plastic Container/Spoon for Mixing Glue

  • Modge Podge/Foam Brush

  • Optional: Acrylic Paint and brush (for painting in cracks on the final egg surface)

Step 1. Inflate the balloon, about halfway full, and tie closed.

Step 2. Place the inflated balloon in the bottom of the trash bag.

Step 3. Loosely fill the rest of the trash bag with crumpled newspaper.

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Step 4. Use the newspaper and masking tape to shape the bag into an egg shape, as shown. This will be the base for the paper maché egg.

Step 5. Mix glue and water together in a ratio of 3 parts glue and 1 part water. Mix thoroughly.

Step 6. Cover the balloon in strips of Kraft paper dipped in the glue mixture. Do 2 coats of paper.

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Step 7. Let the balloon dry.

Step 8. Use the craft knife to pop the balloon. Cut a jagged opening in the paper maché egg, large enough to put in the plastic dinosaur. Keep the cut piece for use in a later step. Remove the newspaper filled trash bag from the egg.

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Step 9. Turn the egg on its side and fill with crumpled kraft paper. Place the dinosaur in the egg with his head sticking out.

Step 10. Close up the opening slightly by taping part of the cut piece from step 8.

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