Learning comfortably at home

Dinosaur Egg

Girls Studying


  • Small balloons
  • Funnel
  • Small plastic dinosaurs
  • Coffee filters
  • Colored gel
  • Glue
  • Water
  • Food coloring (2-4 colors)

Use a funnel to put colored gel inside a balloon. Next, stretch the opening of the balloon and place a small plastic dinosaur inside. Blow up the balloon.

Mix glue, water, and food coloring in a bowl. Make 2-4 different colors. Let your child dip coffee filters into the glue mixture and attach to the outside of the balloon. Continue dipping and attaching coffee filters until the balloon is completely covered. Set aside overnight to dry. Read a book about dinosaurs to your child. A book with hatching eggs is especially good for this. Tell you child that his/her egg will “hatch” in a couple of days if they keep it safe and warm. Help your child build a “nest” for their egg out of an empty box and paper scraps or shredded newspaper.

One night later that week, poke a needle into the egg to pop the balloon. Tear the egg in half. The next morning your child will find that they took good care of their egg and it hatched with their very own dinosaur.