Hatching Dinosaur Eggs

Hatching Dinosaur Eggs


Josh has been learning about dinosaurs at school, so we thought we’d continue with the theme of dinosaurs and try this kids’ activity together.

I think Josh got a little stage fright! He kept giggling we started filming. Unfortunately I can’t fix it in post.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of bicarb soda which makes three eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of water food colouring
  • 1 cup of water

To make 1 egg:

  • put 1/2 cup of bicarb soda into a bowl
  • Add a few drops of food colouring, mix well Josh wanted the eggs greener so he added more drops.
  • Add SMALL amounts of water, a few drops at a time. Too much will ruin it and you’ll have to start again.
  • Stir until the mixture can be moulded into your hands. Grab a handful of mixture, the toy dinosaur and mould the mixture around the dinosaur to make an egg around it.
  • Allow the eggs to dry overnight.

To make the eggs hatch:
Pour the vinegar or water over the eggs to reveal the dinosaur Both kids loved to hear the sizzling sounds from the eggs when Josh poured the vinegar over them, revealing the dinosaur. It all turned into a bright green swamp when the dinosaur had hatched, so they played with it further adding more dinosaurs.

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