Prehistoric Surprise: Creating Frozen Dino Eggs with Egg Molds and Plastic Dinosaurs

Prehistoric Surprise: Creating Frozen Dino Eggs with Egg Molds and Plastic Dinosaurs

Are you looking for a creative and exciting activity to transport your little ones back to the time of dinosaurs? Look no further! In this hands-on adventure, we'll guide you through the process of creating frozen dino eggs using egg molds and plastic dinosaurs. Your children will have a blast uncovering the hidden treasures within these icy eggs, making it a perfect activity for hot summer days or dinosaur-themed parties. Get ready to embark on a prehistoric journey and discover the joy of hatching frozen dino eggs!

Materials Needed

To create your own frozen dino eggs, gather the following materials:

  1. Egg molds: Look for plastic egg molds that are suitable for freezing. These can be found at craft stores, baking supply shops, or online.
  2. Plastic dinosaurs: Choose a variety of plastic dinosaur toys in different sizes and shapes. You can find them at toy stores, party supply shops, or online.
  3. Water: You will need plain tap water to fill the egg molds.
  4. Slime: If you want to try using frozen slime instead.
  5. Freezer: Ensure you have enough space in your freezer to accommodate the egg molds.


Follow these simple steps to create your own frozen dino eggs:

  1. Prepare the egg molds: Separate the egg molds into two halves. Place a plastic dinosaur toy inside one half of each mold, ensuring it fits comfortably without sticking out.
  2. Fill the molds: Fill each half of the egg molds with plain tap water or slime, being careful not to overfill. The water level should reach just below the rim of the mold.
  3. Assemble the eggs: Carefully press the two halves of the egg molds together, ensuring they are securely sealed. The plastic dinosaur toy should be fully enclosed within the water.
  4. Freeze the eggs: Place the assembled egg molds in the freezer and allow them to freeze completely. This typically takes several hours or overnight.
  5. Unveil the dino eggs: Once the eggs are fully frozen, remove them from the freezer. Run warm water over the outside of the molds for a few seconds to help release the frozen eggs. Gently twist and tap the molds to loosen the eggs and separate them from the molds.
  6. Hatch the dino eggs: Hand your little paleontologists the frozen dino eggs and let them explore various methods to hatch them. They can use warm water, salt, or even tools like spoons to melt the ice and uncover the hidden plastic dinosaurs within.

Safety Tips

While this activity is generally safe, it's important to keep a few safety tips in mind:

  1. Adult supervision is recommended, especially when handling the egg molds and using tools for hatching the eggs.
  2. Remind children not to consume the frozen eggs and to avoid putting them in their mouths.
  3. Ensure the plastic dinosaurs used are age-appropriate and free from small parts that could pose a choking hazard.

Creating frozen dino eggs with egg molds and plastic dinosaurs is a thrilling and imaginative activity that combines science and play. By freezing the toys within the eggs, children get to experience the joy of discovery as they hatch their very own prehistoric treasures. So, gather your materials, embrace the excitement, and watch your little ones immerse themselves in the thrill of hatching frozen dino eggs, making memories that will last a lifetime!

Back to blog