You will need:
- Mini dinosaur figurines
- Freezer space
We used 30cm balloons with mini dinosaurs.
- Blow up a balloon and hold it for 30 seconds to stretch it out
- Stretch open the entrance to the balloon and manoeuvre the dinosaur into the balloon
- Fill the balloon with water and tie it up. Make it as big or as small as you like.
- Put the balloons in the freezer until they are frozen solid
- When frozen, cut off the knot and peel off the balloon You are left with a dinosaur, frozen in time!
Hatching your egg
You can wait for the ice blocks to melt on their own to reveal the dinosaur or speed things up a bit for those who are a little impatient.
- Use droppers with warm water and drip onto the ice egg; or you could use a squeezy bottle filled with warm water.
- You could sprinkle some salt to help melt the ice (and it also makes amazing patterns while melting).
- If the weather is warm, you can also leave the egg outside to melt in the sun.
- For older kids, you could give them a small hammer to chip away at the ice. Make sure they wear eye protection such as goggles or sunglasses as the ice can be quite sharp.