We love dinosaur eggs! Frozen dinosaur eggs are a great activity on hot days. Plus they melt — which means they clean up themselves!
How to Make Frozen Dinosaur Eggs
Color the water with a few drops of food coloring or liquid watercolors – use a few different colors for fun! Then open a balloon and put one dinosaur into it. I broke one balloon trying to get the dinosaurs in (their tails are pointy!), so go slowly. I just held open the tip of the balloon as wide as possible and then inserted the dinosaur.
Put the funnel into balloon and pour in just enough colored water into the balloon to create an egg shape. (if you add too much the water will spill out). If you put in too much you will also get some of the water going up into the tie, so your egg won’t be an ovoid. Then tie off the balloon and put it in the freezer.
When you put the eggs in the freezer, the bottom of each egg will freeze into the shape of whatever surface it’s placed on. You might want to try to put it in an egg carton to preserve the egg shape. Or you might want to try to put it on a flat sheet so your egg is flat on the bottom. My eggs are bumpy on the bottom because I just placed them wherever they would fit! And my kids still loved them.
Then give them to the kids to play with! I explained that we were melting the eggs to get the baby dinosaurs out! (And I said we were only going to be touching the eggs on the water table or holding them in our hands — I did not want those ice eggs thrown!).
To melt the eggs, we used pipettes to drip water on them (both tap water and salt water). We also added some to our water table – with the water in it! They melt pretty quickly. Especially on a hot day!