DIY: Dinosaur dig kit

Let’s face it, kids are just fascinated by dinosaurs! So to celebrate my ‘lil one’s birthday in Kindergarten, I prepared a dinosaur dig kit that was interactive and unique.

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What you’ll need:

– non-toxic pottery plaster

– soap mould

– dinosaur figurines or fossils. If you prefer, you can even swap for rocks or jewellery.

– gloves

– jug or bucket


  1. Gather all your items to make the mould.
  2. Add one part of water to a jug and stir in two part of plaster and mix until the mixture thickens. You can also add a part of sand to give you a more rustic look.
  3. The next step needs to be done as quick as possible to avoid the mixture from hardening. Pour the mix into the moulds, leave it to set for 5 minutes and press in the dinosaur fossils.
  4. Pour the remainder of the mixture to cover the fossils and leave it to dry overnight.
  5. Once the plaster has set, you can remove from the mould and it’s ready to play with – you will need a blunt tip of some sort and an old toothbrush to help your little one dig!
  6. Once I made the moulds, I transferred them to a small favour bag with a sharpened bamboo stick and a kids paint brush, as well as a print out of the list of the dinosaur fossils I used.

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