8 April 2012

Paper-mache dinosaur egg and Easter celebrations

A few weeks ago I was able to rescue sixty National Geographic magazines that a neighbour had put in a skip and among them we found this issue with a feature on Dinosaur Eggs.

Then last weekend Sunnyboy and Nozy finished making a paper-mache egg (using a balloon to make the shape) and they decided it should be a dinosaur egg. When the paper-mache was dry they cut a hole in the side of the egg and we all helped paint it brown.

We used the leftover paint from our Van Gogh painting.

When the paint was dry we filled the egg with shredded paper and put a baby dinosaur inside.

I haven't really celebrated Easter with Sunnyboy before, other than buying the reduced price chocolate eggs in the supermarkets after Easter, but this year we thought it would be nice to do some Easter activities. Yesterday we did an Easter puzzle book together and made our own Easter chocolates.

I'll be posting more pictures of our Easter celebrations in this week's Corner View post when the theme will be 'eggs'.

If you have a post about eggs, Easter or any post with a spring theme, we'd love you to link up at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Spring, which is open for new links until May.


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  1. I love your paper mache dinosaur egg! Thank you for sharing it at Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

  2. What a lovely Easter you've had!

  3. Great idea! My son is crazy about dinosaurs and dragons right now...we will be making one!

  4. Love the dinosaur egg! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having an amazing week!

  5. Looks like you had a really fun time making the dinosaur egg. Thanks for linking to Kids Get Crafty! Alissa and Maggy

  6. Okay this is amazing! I love this super creative idea! It is now on my lesson plan to do with my kids!!! I am featuring this at TGIF - - Thanks for linking up & sharing your creativity with all of us! Feel free to grab an I was featured button & I look forward to seeing what you link up this week!
    Beth =-)

  7. Great idea :) Thanks for sharing with Look What We Did.