Saturday, July 2, 2011

MTH Study - Dinosaurs Before Dark - Dinosaur Egg Paleontology

Excavating our fossilized dinosaur eggs #1

Okay, the next craft for our Magic Tree House study of Dinosaurs at Dawn was making and excavating a dinosaur egg fossil. We used the Treasure Stone recipe at Family Fun to make our "eggs".

Excavating our fossilized dinosaur eggs #2

We followed the recipe, putting in one of our dinosaur figurines into the middle of the egg. They took several days to dry outside.

Excavating our fossilized dinosaur eggs #8

Then we started our excavation, using only authentic paleontologist tools.

IMExcavating our fossilized dinosaur eggs #7
Excavating our fossilized dinosaur eggs #10

Okay, maybe we were not so authentic. But we did discuss the paleontology information in our Magic Tree House Research Guide!

Excavating our fossilized dinosaur eggs #5

Our painstaking efforts were soon rewarded...

Ahhhh, a baby dinosaur!
Excavating our fossilized dinosaur eggs #9
Excavating our fossilized dinosaur eggs #6

Another very fun and educational dinosaur craft! The girls also chose to make their baby dinos into necklaces.

Their excavated dinos
Okay, not a totally original idea since we already made dino necklaces for R's valentines, but still, pretty cute, eh?

Peelu's Dino necklace

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