Easter Dinosaur Eggs

Dinosaur Eggs for Easter

Easter time is here and my boys are really excited for next week.  Not only for Easter but because we have Spring Break off the entire week before Easter.   Since my boys have each gone through a stage where they were obsessed with Dinosaurs, I knew these Dinosaur eggs would be a fun Easter project for them.

To be honest, I just don’t really get into the commercialization of Easter.

I have NO idea how bunnies, chicks, decorating eggs, baskets, etc became the thing we think about when we think about Easter.   Maybe I just have something against pastels. :)  I don’t know…but my kids love Easter and I did think this idea for Easter eggs looked pretty cool. I originally saw this idea in the Savoring the Seasons cookbook from Our Best Bites.

Dinosaur Eggs

All you need is:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Small cups or bowls
  • Water
  • Liquid food coloring

1-Boil and then cool your eggs.  Once cool you can gently tap and carefully squish (for lack of a better word) the entire shell to create cracks all over the egg.  Try and keep the shell as intact as possible but it’s okay if little bits of the shell fall off.

2-Fill small cups or bowls with water and add about 10 drops of food coloring for every 1 cup of water.  If you want them darker you can use more.  I only used about 10 and they aren’t incredibly dark, but dark enough to show the design.

3- Place the eggs in the cups and refrigerate overnight.

4-In the morning you remove the eggs from the containers and rinse off any additional coloring.  Then carefully remove the shells, rinse and enjoy!

Dinosaur eggs for Easter

 Not only are these fun for Easter but they would be really fun for a Dinosaur birthday party.  We did a Dinosaur party a few years back and I wish I had seen this then.  These would have been a great food idea.  Oh well…with 4 boys I’m sure there will be another dinosaur party in our future.

 Dinosaur eggs for Easter

Unfortunately when we were washing these to eat, my 4-year-old knocked the bowl over into the sink and the eggs all went down the disposal.  I fished them out and they were covered in brown slime.  EEWWW!  So…our dino eggs ended up in the trash.  But, they want to make them again tonight so maybe tomorrow we’ll have better luck.

What is your favorite holiday?  Do you go all out or keep it simple?

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    • says

      Thanks! I’m guilty of not dyeing eggs in past years. I’ve decided that if I want to do stuff like this with my boys I need to do it in the weeks leading up to the holidays because whenever I wait until holiday time, I always get too busy. If you try it, let me know what your boys think!

  1. dina says

    Wow! I love this idea and I liove that you adapted them to be dinosaur eggs- I don’t celebrate easter, but I always want to dye eggs, but can never think of what to dye them for- and I have a 2 year old son- so I’m sure this will be in my future as well!

  2. Yvonne says

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU! My four year old is obsessed beyond belief with dinosaurs and dinosaur eggs. You can’t imagine how excited he is going to be over this……so many thank yous!

  3. says

    This is a great idea! My son is really fascinated by dinosaurs. I am pinning this for future reference!

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