#Dino Week- Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur Kid Friendly Holiday Crafts
#DinoWeek continues as the suspense builds in our home as next week we will be joining families across the country to head to the theater to see Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. Each trip to our local store is filled with exciting exclamations regarding this movie. Even Disneyland is prepared with Bugs Land sporting a large wall and a sneak peak at the film. Good Dinosaur plush animals and apparel are everywhere! With all the excitement with our family we wanted to do a fun but easy craft to bring a little bit of Dinosaur love at home! So we made Baking Soda and Corn Starch Dinosaur ornaments! My son gets his own mini tree to move his special ornaments around on each year, this helps keep the family tree from getting broken ornaments, so we thought how fun it would be to let him make his own Good Dinosaur themed tree this year.
I started by making the dough while he napped! It was perfect. This takes about 15mins to prepare then 30 minutes for the cooling period. Here is the recipe I used:
After letting the dough cool we began the rolling and cutting. We also made bones. Simply make a log or “snake” and then press flat the ends and cut with a butter knife and separate.
This is what ours look like! You will see I placed our finished shapes on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
But before baking I decided that we would make these ornaments so we needed a loop to hand them from. I used copper wire I already had a home. You can buy several varieties from any craft store or hardware store. If ornaments are not your thing you could add a magnet to the finish product and make them refrigerator magnets! Magnets can be purchased at any home improvement or hardware store.
Now to cut the wire and insert it into the dinosaurs then off to the oven!
These will need to bake for 45 minutes at 175 degrees. If not hard bake for an additional 15 minutes.
After cooling and the kids snacks we painted them. I added camouflage ribbon to hang them from! But you can use whatever you have handy!
Remember to be creative and let me know how yours came out! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy this craft project with family!
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