I’m excited to share with you a fun project perfect for your budding paleontologist, or for your next dino party. These dino dig excavation kits are simple to make, and so much fun!
Dino Dig Excavation Kit Supplies:
- Play Sand
- Dinosaur Toys
- Plastic containers with lids (mine came from Dollar Tree)
- Magnifying Glasses
- Plastic Spoons and Knives (if kids are old enough to use the knives)
Dino Dig Kit Directions:
First decide how hard you would like the finished dino dig product to be. For older kids and harder “dirt”, mix 8 cups sand with 1 cup plaster, then add 1 cup of water. Mix well. To make a softer “dirt” for younger kids, mix 8 cups sand with 1/2 cup plaster, then add 1/2 cup water. Mix well. Feel free to experiment with a consistency that works for the age of children you are making this dino dig for.
Fill a plastic container a little less than halfway with the sand mixture. Press down on the mixture to flatten it. Add two dinosaur toys to the mixture, then cover the dinosaurs up with more sand mixture and press down firmly to pack it in.
Let dry in the sun without the lid.
To decorate the container, wrap a piece of burlap (or burlap ribbon) around the container, and secure with hot glue or a safety pin. Tie a magnifying glass to the top by wrapping thick jute around the magnifying glass and the container, and tying in a knot on the top.
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