If your children love dinosaurs as much as mine do, then they’ll love these Frozen Dinosaur Eggs. Learn how to make it below.
My children are fascinated with all things dinosaur. Ever since they heard there was going to be a new Jurassic movie, we’ve been counting down the days. And the countdown is almost over. In anticipation of the release we’ve been busy playing with dinosaurs. One of their favorite things we’ve done during the countdown is Frozen Dinosaur Eggs.
My husband and I made these frozen dinosaur eggs one night when the kids were occupied doing something else. They’re obviously not young enough to believe they’re real frozen dinosaur eggs, but it was still fun for them to help the dinosaurs hatch from their frozen eggs with real hammers.
Making these frozen dinosaur eggs was really easy and it only took a few minutes in front of the sink. And since we had all the supplies at home already, it was cheap fun for the kids. We raided the boys animal bin upstairs and used some 9″ balloons we had laying around. I tried using water balloons at first, but they were too thin and small.
How to Make Frozen Dinosaur Eggs
Frozen Dinosaur Egg Supplies:
- To make frozen dinosaur eggs, you’ll need access to a water faucet that you can fit the rim of the balloon around. I was unable to do them at my kitchen sink since the faucet is very large.
- Carefully insert the toy dinosaur into the balloon. To do this I simply used a few of my fingers to open the balloon and used the other fingers to place the dinosaur inside. Be careful not to tear the balloon.
- Once the dinosaur is inside, carefully place the balloon over the water faucet. Turn on the water and allow the balloon to fill with water. How big you make the frozen dinosaur eggs is up to you. I wanted mine to be on the smaller side. Turn off the water and remove balloon from the water faucet. Tie and place in the freezer overnight.
- To keep the eggs upright, I used an egg tray. It also helped keep the shape of the egg.
When it’s time to help the dinosaurs hatch from their frozen eggs, carefully remove the balloon. To do this I used a pair of scissors to make a small cut in the balloon and then pulled the balloon from the frozen dinosaur egg.
I love that you can see the little dinosaurs through the ice.
Because I knew this could get messy, we all went outside to the back porch armed with hammers and screwdrivers to help these little guys escape.
By the time we were finished there were ice chunks and puddles of water all over the back porch. The best part of this mess, we didn’t have to clean it up.
The frozen dinosaur eggs were a hit with the kids. (They were even featured on a weekly Zulily Pinterest roundup.) My kids are older (7+) and really didn’t need help from me, but younger kids may need a little bit of direction and careful supervision so that they don’t hurt themselves with the hammer.
Another fun project you could do with your children is make these fun dinosaur necklaces. Much like this project, it looks super simple and only requires a few supplies. I love those kind of projects.
If you’re looking for a fun activity for your kids this summer, these frozen dinosaur eggs are so much fun! What plans do you have for your children this summer?
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
That is such a neat idea. What little one wouldn’t love that?
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That is such a cute idea! This is a great way to inspire little imaginations.
I wish I’d thought of something like this when my son was little. He would have loved it!
This is such a cute idea! I am going to have to try this for my son. He’ll love it!
What! This is brilliant! My boys have recently become very obsessed with dinosaurs. Especially my 6 and 4year Olds. I’m going to do this with them for sure. This is great!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
I am planning on doing it this weekend. We are going to see Jurassic World, so it will just be a dinosaur themed weekend for us.
That really sounds like fun!! The kids must have really enjoyed helping the dinosaurs hatch. As for seeing the new Jurassic Park–I will pass-I nearly passed out from the first one-from pure fear!!
Michelle F. says
What a great idea! My daughter would love to break those eggs apart.
Liz Mays says
Heck I would love to break them apart! This is totally fun!
Liz Mays says
That’s a really clever idea. This could be a lot of fun to do for a rainy day.
This is such a fun idea. I know my kids would have loved this when they were little.
What a fun idea! This would keep my son busy for AT LEAST an hour – I should go make these right now!
Marcie W. says
We are so excited to see Jurassic World and just watched Jurassic Park to catch up and recall the details. This activity looks like a wonderful way to have some themed fun!
Now this is a really cute idea! I know that my kids would love this!
Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says
Awe! Super cute idea for hot summer days! I would add those to the kids bath just for fun!
My kiddo would love something like this! Great idea and fun for the kids to do! It’s hot out here so this would a perfect way to cool off!
Lyndsey Jones says
This looks like a neat idea to keep the kids entertained and happy for a while. I love that it goes well with the new Jurassic World movie coming out.
This is such an adorable idea. I know the boys would enjoy creating these.
My daughter would love this! Such a great idea!
Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says
This is THE cutest idea!!! My boys don’t even know that this new Jurassic movie is coming out – but they would love these eggs!
These are SO COOL! What a great–and fun–idea!
Debbie Denny says
This is the cutest idea. I love it and will make some for us .
Felissa @ Two Little Cavaliers says
This is such a creative idea! I would have never of thought to use a balloon!
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
Such a cute idea I will definitely be sharing these with my nephews the next time they sleep over, they will LOVE it! Thanks for sharing.
This is such a fun and easy idea and I know both of my boys would love it! I can’t wait to do this with my older son in anticipation of the new movie coming out!
What a cute idea! and easy! The twins will love this! Thanks for sharing this you crafty woman!
What a fun idea. Could even be a great thing for a birthday party!
My daughter would LOVE this! Need to do this with her soon!
What a super cute idea!! We can’t wait for this movie to hit theaters.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
This idea is great! My oldest has small dinosaur toys that are absolute favorites! I have to try this out.
This is so fun! What a clever idea. I can see so many kids having a blast with their “dino eggs”!
That would be fun to do. Something for a boring day.
This is such a fun and creative idea!
This looks like such a fun way to dig for fossils. We’ll have to add this to our summer to do list!
Such a fun project for summer! My kids are nutso for dinosaurs right now! We will have to do this project
Kimberly Grabinski says
What a clever idea. This would be great to do at your 4th of July cookout.
Andrea Kruse says
Such a creative idea! I think anytime kids get to break out real hammers – there is real fun to be had!
Amber C. says
That is an AWESOME idea! My son would TOTALLY love to crack these open!
Chrystal | Nevermore Lane says
I know this is for kids, but this would be something fun kiddo and I could do for her dad. He loves dinosaurs and we could all have a great time.
This is such a cute idea! I’ll have to try this. My boys are all very excited for the next Jurassic Park movie.
Lisa Bristol says
This is a fantastic idea. I will have to make these for my friends kids to surprise them the next time they are here.
That is such a cool idea! It looks like your kids had a blast with it!
Now this is awesome right here! I would have been thrilled by this when I was a kid.
Donna Ward says
Oh my gosh – that is soooo adorable – what an easy and fun little time for playing with dinosaurs! Great idea!
Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy says
What an awesome idea! My 5 yr old has been slowly collecting dinosaurs, and she’d just love this.
Valerie Remy-Milora says
What a fun idea that kids of all ages will love! I can see my 8 year old daughter having a great time making these with our neighbors 🙂
My boys would think these are the coolest things EVER!
Ellen Christian (@ellenblogs) says
What a fun idea. It’s also a great way to cool down in the summer!
what a SUPER cute activity to do with kids! 🙂 I love it and will bookmark it for a hot day to do with y boys.
Melanie S. says
We just took the kids to Universal for the first time, and they’ve been obsessed with Jurassic Park since the trip. They’d love these!
This is AWESOME! My kids are going to crazy over this! Love it!
Shell Feis says
Those are so cute! I had my son do something similar a few years ago, but it was in one giant chunk of ice and it didn’t work quite as well because of that. Using the balloons is brilliant!
Holly @ Woman Tribune says
My fiance has been super pumped up about the new Jurassic Park movie as well. They are easily one of his favorite movies. Those dinosaur eggs look a little creepy at first glance, and totally awesome. What a fun way to count down the days to Jurassic World.
I would have loved to have done this when my son was younger. He was so into dinosaurs… I bet we had hundreds of different kinds of dinosaurs at one time. And tons of dinosaur related books. This is such a clever idea!
rachel ferrucci says
I LOVE THIS!!! I’ll be doing it with my prince! Off to get balloons and dinosaurs!!
I’m going to pin this to save it for when my grandson comes over. He would love it!