Sunday, April 25, 2010

Playdough Dinosaur Eggs in a Nest

I'm a little disappointed with myself today for not taking the kids to War Memorial for Anzac Day so instead we got crafty and we made Dinosaur Eggs and a Nest. This activity was a lot of fun and would be suitable for a range of ages. Neevah giggled, grinned and announced 'look out a dinosaur is coming' she also enjoyed re hiding her dinosaurs over and over and over. Liam had just as much fun letting out dinosaur roars when he found the dinosaurs hiding in the eggs he also enjoyed stacking the playdough to make a dinosaur mountain.

Playdough Recipe
2 cups of plain flour
2 tbs Cream of Tartar
2 tbs Cooking Oil
1 cup Salt
2 cups of Water
Food Colouring

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan (except food colouring) stir over medium heat for 3 - 5 mins or until the mixture congeals. Then add food colouring.

You Will Need

Small Plastic Dinosaurs
Paper Bag
Green & Yellow Tissue or Crepe paper

To Make
1 .Let your child decorate their paper bag with crayons - we used Brown, Black & Grey2 .While your child is decorating their bag hide a plastic dinosaur in some playdough and fashion it into an egg shape
3 .Cut the top off the paper bag and fold the top over
4 .Stuff the paper bag using the green and yellow tissue paper and the piece cut off the paper bag so it looks like a nest5 .Put the dinosaur eggs into the nests and invite your child to the table to play
Let me at it

Liam pulling his dinosaur out of it's egg

Neevah finding her first dinosaur

Neevah uncovering the dinosaurs she hid in the playdough and Liam building his dinosaur mountain.

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