DIY Dinosaur Birthday Number Made Of Plywood

Outdoor Dinosaur Birthday Party

DIY Dinosaur Birthday Number Made Of Plywood

My oldest child turned five this weekend. So naturally we celebrated by gathering together one hundred of our closest friends and throwing a wild and crazy party.

Kidding. Sort of.

It was only fifty people and the wild and crazy of it only included a few water guns, breaking apart ice blocks with hammers, and two dozen kids running around the yard.

Every year, this is the party where we go big. Not so much with the perfect decorations and elaborate activities, but we open the party up to a lot of our friends and family in hopes of filling our yard with the people we love and celebrating our boy whose first days of life were so uncertain.

It just so happens that his birthday falls in the season where we can be a little crazy with our invites, planning a party that is solely held doors in our shaded backyard.

The food was set up in the carport on tables borrowed from church.  Alongside the long food table were two more tables for seated eating. A few fans blowing towards the table helped to curb some of the ninety-degree heat.

Later this week, I will share more about feeding such a large crowd without breaking the bank (too much) while keeping things (somewhat) healthy and (mostly) no fuss. The food was delicious and more than enough. Praise God for leftovers after such a busy few days!

For now, party details and plenty of pictures.

There were three main activities related to the party theme: ice excavation, T-rex bean bag toss, and digging for fossils in the sandbox.

I had face painting materials on hand, but the weather was too hot and another activity just wasn’t necessary. In addition to the activities, the kids also just enjoyed the simple fun of backyard toys and our new mud kitchen.

I will also note that even though the party was for my five-year-old, there were kids from 9 months to 12 years at the party. Between the activities and free play in the yard, everyone stayed busy!

Dinosaur Ice Excavation

A few days before the party, I froze little dinosaur skulls in balloons filled with water. The day of the party, we removed the ice blocks from the freezer, peeled off the balloon, and kept them in a cooler until we were ready to excavate.

The kids used small kid hammers, metal spoons, and salt shakers to chip away the ice and free the skulls. Once freed, the dinosaur skulls were theirs to keep.

(Original idea and more on how to make the eggs can be found on Frugal Fun for Boys)

T-Rex Bean Bag Toss {Feed The T-Rex!} 

We cut out a square from a scrap piece of plywood and painted on the t-rex face. The bean bags were simple to make with scrap fabric and dollar-store black beans.

Bonus, the wood can be repainted as often as I want for different parties and games and the beanbags were purposefully made in a versatile fabric.

(Original idea from Not Your Normal Steam)

Digging for Fossils in the Sandbox

Making the fossils salt dough was almost as last minute as possible, but after neglecting to make them the year before and hearing about it whenever birthdays were mentioned, I didn’t want to leave them this year’s party.

The process of making the bones is really simple. Make a batch of salt dough. Form it into “dinosaur bones” and bake in a warm oven (about 250°) for a few hours until hardened.

The morning of the party I delegated the task of burying them to my father-in-law and middle son. Easy. During the party, I just reminded kids that the option of digging for bones in the sandbox was available if they were interested.

(Salt dough fossil inspiration from Kitchen Floor Crafts)

(Salt Dough Recipe: 4 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 1/2 cup cold water)

More Dino Party Fun

see more of the dino party menu here

my new favorite way to decorate a cake

playing in our new mud kitchen

Who knows what kind of party next year will bring, but I hope that regardless of whatever my boys are interested in, we will still be surrounded by so many friends and family!

Check out these other birthday party ideas: 

Source: https://www.thispilgrimlife.com/outdoor-dinosaur-birthday-party/

25 Best Dinosaur Birthday Party Ideas – How to Throw a Dinosaur Themed Birthday Party

DIY Dinosaur Birthday Number Made Of Plywood

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Kids of all ages love dinosaurs—it's practically a scientific fact. Whether the dinos are cute, scary, or somewhere in the middle, little ones can't get enough of them. They also really love excellent birthday party ideas.

So if you've got a birthday party for boys or girls to plan, why not combine the two for an amazing dinosaur birthday party? It's a no-fail theme that'll work for both so many different kids' temperaments, and can be executed at your home or an event space any time of year.

It also naturally lends itself to a lot of fun activities ( digging for dinosaur bones!) and cute decor, so that's another win.

Find tons of creative inspiration here for your child’s dinosaur-themed birthday party with ideas for everything you'll need, from DIY projects to decorations you can have delivered to your doorstep.

There's an awesome dinosaur birthday cake you can make and decorate yourself, plus “fossil” sugar cookies that'll have everyone (especially your little T-Rex!) smiling.

You'll also find the cutest Etsy invitation you can customize and print at home (because who wants to run an errand if they don't have to?), plus party favors and games that won't break the bank. Oh, and make sure to check out the centerpiece ideas and outdoor party ideas too.

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DIY Dinosaur Headbands

No birthday party is complete without a few party hats! These ones, which look just the head of a dinosaur, are perfectly on-theme.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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Adopt a Dinosaur Bin

Talk about a genius favor idea: This “Adopt a Dinosaur” bin allows your guests to select a toy for the road—or two!

Get the tutorial at 100 Layer Cake.

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Dinosaur Candy Huggers

As if the name of these “dino huggers” wasn't enough to have you smitten, just look at how cute they are! They'd be such a sweet favor to give out at any dino-themed birthday party.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

SHOP DINOSAUR CANDY

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DIY Dino Dig

Let your kids have at this sand-filled bucket—and just wait till you see their faces when they come across a “fossil.” It's an easy way to keep them occupied throughout the party.

Get the tutorial at Just Add Confetti.

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Dinosaur Cupcake Toppers

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Dinosaur Birthday Invitation

Prepare guests for a roaring good time with these cute custom dinosaur birthday party invitations! The best part? You can download and print them from the comfort of your own home. 

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Roar Balloon

Show off your dino-mite party decorating skills with this playful balloon banner. Each foil balloon measures 16 inches tall.

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Dinosaur Dig Triple Chocolate Sheet Cake

Busy parents, rejoice! This chocolate sheet cake is pretty much the easiest cake you'll ever decorate. The “dirt” topping is made from crushed Oreo cookies and the dinosaur bones are made using white almond bark and a food-safe mold.

Get the recipe at Sprinkle Bakes.

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Dinosaur Paper Party Plates

These green foil dinosaur plates will bring a smile to guests' faces! (We especially love the spiked edges.) They come in a package of eight. 

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Dinosaur Party Favor Labels

No bones about it—these personalized stickers make party favors a total breeze.

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Dinosaur Ice Cream Bar

What kid doesn't love ice cream? This dino-themed DIY ice cream bar includes alllll the toppings. (Dinosaur “eggs,” sprinkles, and gummies, oh my!)

Get the tutorial at Cutefetti.

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Dinosaur Party Favors

Party favors don't have to be complicated. Here, a simple “adopt a dinosaur” sign transforms a basket of toys into the cutest parting gift.

See more at Rhiannon Bosse.

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Party Dino Decoration

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Dinosaur Straws

These paper dinosaur straws will have party guests sipping in style. Each order comes in a pack of 12. 

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Dino Table Decorations

A bouquet of greenery and a sprinkling of dinosaur toys makes for a lovely table decoration. Sometimes, keeping it simple is the way to go.

See more at Rhiannon Bosse.

SHOP SILK PALM LEAVES

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Bean Bag Toss Game

Why settle for a regular old bean bag toss when you can feed the T-rex? This game was made using a piece of scrap plywood and some paint.

Get the tutorial at Family Chatter.

SHOP BEAN BAGS

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Dinosaur Dessert Bars

Made with a simple cake mix base and topped with dinosaur-shaped sprinkles, these easy-to-make blondies will be a hit with partygoers of all ages. (The kiddos will especially appreciate the color!)

Get the recipe at Cutefetti.

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Dinosaur Party Favor Bags

Made of sturdy cardstock, these cute boxes are a great alternative to single-use plastic party favor bags. They can be reused as storage containers and recycled when you're done with them. 

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Fossil Cookies

These “fossils” are made using a simple sugar cookie recipe. Just stamp a foot into each ball of cookie dough using a toy dinosaur before baking.

Get the recipe at Delish.

SHOP TOY DINOSAURS

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Dinosaur Pinata

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Is a party really a party without a piñata? This awesome find is almost too cute to whack.  

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Dino Inflatable Sprinkler

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$119.00

How epic is this giant dinosaur sprinkler? It would be the perfect addition to a backyard summer birthday party. 

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Dinosaur Dig Activity

Need an activity for your dinosaur-themed birthday party? Make salt dough “fossils” and bury them in your yard or sandbox. Then, hand the kids a paintbrush to dig 'em up!

Get the tutorial at Family Chatter.

SHOP PAINT BRUSHES

Source: https://www.countryliving.com/entertaining/g28108056/dinosaur-birthday-party-ideas/

Dinosaur Birthday Inspiration for a Dinosaur Party

DIY Dinosaur Birthday Number Made Of Plywood

Each party I plan begins with a trip across the internet to find inspiration for food, decorations and activities. This year was extra fun because the birthday boy got involved in the planning process with me. We had a great time scanning Pinterest for other dinosaur party ideas and pulling out our favorite ideas.

While I didn’t use every idea I collected, the parties other people threw gave me a great deal of inspiration as I designed our party this year. Scroll threw these photos to get some inspiration for your own dinosaur party!

These fossil footprint cookies from Christilina’s Modern Dinosaur Party on Catch My Party are adorable! In fact, I used them in the treat bags I sent home with the guests at our dinosaur party.

 In addition to these therapod footprint cookies, Christilina says guests ate “candy that looked boulders, rocks and stones. Chocolate pudding cups layered to look the earth.

Dinosaur gummies and a cake with mud oozing down the sides.”

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Supplies Needed:

Sugar Cookie Dough

Jumbo Dinosaurs (also great for decorating!)

Taking a common party food candy and giving a new, creative name is an essential element of party planning.

Take these “dinosaur eggs” at this dinosaur dig birthday from Pocket Full of Parties for example — just jellybeans! Also check out the creative food naming at these parties: chocolate covered pretzels as dinosaur bones from Barbara Greene Events Bugles as dinosaur toe nails from Place of my Taste, and potato chips as dinosaur scales from Love Always, Mommy.

Supplies Needed:

Speckled Jelly Jelly Beans

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Mason Jar

This dinosaur snack mix from The Skinny Fork would be a great addition to any dinosaur party spread.

While the base of the mix is popcorn, it also includes dino-shaped graham crackers and fruit snacks, dino claws (Bugles), dino bones (yogurt covered pretzels), green coated chocolates (Sixlets), dried fruit and nuts (for the herbivores).

You can find most of these ingredients at Target, Wal-Mart or your local grocery store. Check out my dinosaur snack mix recipe here.

Supplies Needed:

Plum Organics Cheddar Dino Crackers

Haribo Dinosaurs Candy

Cadbury Mini Dinosaur Cookies

White Fudge Pretzels

Green Sixlets

Printable Dinosaur Birthday Invitation

 

No dinosaur party is complete without cupcakes, and these adorable cupcakes with stegosaurus spikes from Two Sisters Crafting will make the perfect finishing touch for your dinosaur-themed party.

These cupcakes can be adapted to any color theme! But if stegosauruses aren’t your thing, check out these other cupcake ideas: rock cupcakes from Catch My Party, dinosaur birthday cake from Emma’s Lunch, and volcano cakes from Be Different Act Normal.

Supplies Needed:

Wilton Star Candy Mold

Wilton Candy Melts

Print out these free directions from Play Party Plan and scatter them throughout the party. Each card has a different clue, making it a fun dinosaur party activity for any age group.

Supplies Needed:

Free Printable Cards

Here’s another use for those little plastic Easter eggs we hang on to each year. Fill them with tiny dinosaurs, then hide them around their yard Life With the Depews did. A fun activity for the little ones and great photo ops for the adults!

Supplies Needed:

Easter Eggs

Tiny Dinosaurs

Take a piece of old plywood, cut out a hole and paint a T-Rex head on it — BAM, you have a great dinosaur party game. Make bean bags they did at This Pilgrim Life or just toss balls through the hole. Either way, your little party guests will have a blast competing against each other to feed the T-Rex.

Fill up some big balloons with tiny dinosaurs and confetti, then watch  the magic happen! Tell the kids to pop the balloons and collect the dinosaurs inside for a chance to win a prize (and keep the dinos they find). Party Delights suggests making the game more challenging for older kids by filling some balloons with only confetti.

Supplies Needed:

Balloons

Tiny Dinosaurs

Confetti

Lead the way to the party and make an impact before your guests hit the door with these dinosaur footprints leading up to the party location, these prints from Smart Party Planning. Just print out this dinosaur footprint pattern from Pattern Universe, then trace each step with some sidewalk chalk. So simple, so affordable, so cute!

Supplies needed:

Pattern

Sidewalk Chalk

Turn your birthday table into a jungle with this palm frond balloon centerpiece from Bird’s Party. This is a simple, cost effective way to fill your tables, using your party’s color themes.

Supplies Needed:

Decorative Palm Leaves

Balloons

Take the jungle theme a step further by adding fake plants and other nature-inspired elements into your decor this Jurassic World-themed party from Catch My Party.

Ferns, ivy, and palm leaves are great plant options, while twine and bamboo make great natural additions.

Looking for a more modern approach? Check out these paper jungle leaves from Ice Cream Off Paper Plates.

Supplies Needed:

Decorative Palm Leaves

Ferns

Ivy

Bamboo

If you’re having a dinosaur party, chances are you have tons of dinosaur toys in your house. Incorporating those dinos into your decor only makes sense! Take a cue from Bringing the Happy and add cute mini party hats on your toy dinos.

(Check out my tutorial to find out how to make these adorable party hats!) Or tie balloons to their hands Lindsay Stephenson did.

Give them tiny presents this dino on Hubpages or dress them up in fancy tutus the dinos at Painted Parade.

Supplies Needed:

Jumbo Dinosaurs

Balloons

Wrapping Paper

DIY Dinosaur Shelf

DIY Dinosaur Birthday Number Made Of Plywood

I’ve been working hard on my son’s dinosaur’s bedroom. He’s obsessed with Dinos and so I am doing my best to feed that love. A few days ago I hung the cutest dinosaur wallpaper and painted the bed. That wallpaper really transformed the space and I got excited to finish everything up! For today, I wanted to share how to make a DIY dinosaur shelf.

how to make diy dinosaur shelf

A few years ago, Pottery Barn kids came out with the cutest rainbow bookshelves. I filed that idea away in my head and figured that one day I could find a place to make my own.

I haven’t seen this picture in years, but mine ended up super similar! Their’s are each 24″ wide and $59 each.

That display is over $1200 in ledges (each row has 3 ledges)! Isn’t that crazy?! I promise, my version is MUCH cheaper!

tassel drapes / quilt / t-rex art / long neck dino art / stuffed triceratops / wallpaper

Before I could hang the ledges, I painted the whole room white. I wanted to share this cute corner where I hung some art! We don’t have much art up in this house yet, so this feels nice.

I grabbed the frames at the thrift shop for $2 each and love the texture they add. I linked to the prints above. They’re both printable available online.

Then I sent them to Walmart for 1 hour photo and the quality is great! Let’s move on to the dinosaur ledge tutorial.

SUPPLIES

Cost- $50 in wood to make 8 dinosaur ledges (or book or art ledges). Each ledge is 4′ wide.

If you bought chalk paint for each shelf, that’d add $10 per shelf. Or you could grab craft paint for $1 each for a small bottle. That’d make each 48″ shelf cost about $14 in supplies. 

step 1

Start by cutting the wood. We made 8 shelves 48″ wide each. You could make them shorter if you have a smaller wall. 

step 2

Next, screw the pieces together. Below is a diagram of what piece went where. If you’re using this for books, you can do a 1×3 on the bottom too to make it more narrow. I wanted it wider so that the dinosaurs would have plenty of space. After the screws are in, cover the screws on the front with wood putty and sand once dry.

step 3

And now, it’s time to paint! I used chalk paint because I had some on hand. Since I to do super thin coats, it took 3 coats of paint for each shelf. Here’s the colors I ended up using. Aren’t they cute?! I tried to use colors from the wallpaper while making them rainbow colors.

Chalk paint- I used Soft Pink, Flamingo, Colonel Mustard, Lemonade, Kudzu, Farmhouse Green, and Sea Glass

step 4

Finally, finish the project by hanging the shelves. The height depends on what you put on the shelves. Our bottom shelf is 12″ off the ground and then each shelf is 6″ from each other.

My husband is genius and cut scrap wood 6″ high to act as spacers as he hung up the ledges.

He used 2 screws to hang them- each one hit a stud so these are super secure! Once they were up, I filled all holes with wood putty and sanded them then painted the holes.

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Ta da! Here’s all the shelves installed with my son’s toy dinosaurs on them! Don and I tried to colorize the Dinos and put them on the coordinating shelves. I know they’re just small shelves, but dang, I love them! It’s so nice to have some rainbow in this house ❤️.

I’ve been trying to find beautiful ways to store toys. I know they won’t always look this. Anything is better than a million figurines all over the floor- right?! Next, I hope to put a small table and chairs in the corner for play time. Guess I better go thrifting!

Source: https://athomewithashley.com/diy-dinosaur-shelf/

20 Best Dinosaur Birthday Party Ideas

DIY Dinosaur Birthday Number Made Of Plywood

Is your little one ready to party prehistorically?

Kids of all ages love dinosaurs—it's practically a scientific fact. Whether the dinos are cute, scary, or somewhere in the middle, little ones can't get enough of them. They also really love birthday parties.

So if you've got a celebration to plan, why not combine the two for an amazing dinosaur birthday party? It's a no-fail theme that'll work for both boys and girls a and can be executed at your home or an event space any time of year.

It also naturally lends itself to a lot of fun activities ( digging for dinosaur bones!) and cute decor, so that's another win.

Find tons of creative inspiration here for your child’s dinosaur-themed birthday party with ideas for everything you'll need, from DIY projects to decorations you can have delivered to your doorstep.

There's an awesome dinosaur birthday cake you can make and decorate yourself, plus “fossil” sugar cookies that'll have everyone (especially your little T-Rex!) smiling.

You'll also find the cutest Etsy invitation you can customize and print at home (because who wants to run an errand if they don't have to?), plus party favors and games that won't break the bank. Oh, and make sure to check out the centerpiece ideas too. Happy planning!

1 – Dinosaur Birthday Invitation

Prepare guests for a roaring good time with these cute custom dinosaur birthday party invitations! The best part? You can download and print them from the comfort of your own home. 

2 – Roar Balloon

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Show off your dino-mite party decorating skills with this playful balloon banner. Each foil balloon measures 16 inches tall.

3 – Dinosaur Dig Triple Chocolate Sheet Cake

Busy parents, rejoice! This chocolate sheet cake is pretty much the easiest cake you'll ever decorate. The “dirt” topping is made from crushed Oreo cookies and the dinosaur bones are made using white almond bark and a food-safe mold.

Get the recipe at Sprinkle Bakes.

SHOP DINOSAUR BONES CAKE MOLDS

4 – Dinosaur Paper Party Plates

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These green foil dinosaur plates will bring a smile to guests' faces! (We especially love the spiked edges.) They come in a package of eight. 

5 – Dinosaur Party Favor Labels

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No bones about it—these personalized stickers make party favors a total breeze.

6 – Dinosaur Ice Cream Bar

What kid doesn't love ice cream? This dino-themed DIY ice cream bar includes alllll the toppings. (Dinosaur “eggs,” sprinkles, and gummies, oh my!)

Get the tutorial at Cutefetti.

SHOP CADBURY CHOCOLATE EGGS

7 – Dinosaur Party Favors

Party favors don't have to be complicated. Here, a simple “adopt a dinosaur” sign transforms a basket of toys into the cutest parting gift.

SHOP SMALL TOY DINOSAURS

8 – Party Dino Decoration

9 – Dinosaur Dig Party

Excavate a party as cute as this one by Anders Ruff Design Co. A green-and-orange color palette and “Landon's Dinosaur Dig” sign set the perfect tone.

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10 – Dinosaur Cake Topper

11 – Dinosaur Straws

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These paper dinosaur straws will have party guests sipping in style. Each order comes in a pack of 12.

12 – Dino Table Decorations

A bouquet of greenery and a sprinkling of dinosaur toys makes for a lovely table decoration. Sometimes, keeping it simple is the way to go.

SHOP SILK PALM LEAVES

13 – Bean Bag Toss Game

Why settle for a regular old bean bag toss when you can feed the T-rex? This game was made using a piece of scrap plywood and some paint.

Get the tutorial at Family Chatter.

SHOP BEAN BAGS

14 – Dinosaur Dessert Bars

Made with a simple cake mix base and topped with dinosaur-shaped sprinkles, these easy-to-make blondies will be a hit with partygoers of all ages. (The kiddos will especially appreciate the color!)

Get the recipe at Cutefetti.

SHOP DINOSAUR SPRINKLES

15 – Dinosaur Party Favor Bags

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16 – Fossil Cookies

These “fossils” are made using a simple sugar cookie recipe. Just stamp a foot into each ball of cookie dough using a toy dinosaur before baking.

Get the recipe at Delish.

SHOP TOY DINOSAURS

17 – Dinosaur Pinata

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Is a party really a party without a piñata? This awesome find is almost too cute to whack.  

18 – Dinosaur Toenails

This is a slightly gross but very clever way to turn Bugles corn chips into a party-worthy snack—and trust us, the kids will love it. This idea comes from Place Of My Taste.

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19 – Dino Inflatable Sprinkler

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20 – Dinosaur Dig Activity

Need an activity for your dinosaur-themed birthday party? Make salt dough “fossils” and bury them in your yard or sandbox. Then, hand the kids a paintbrush to dig 'em up!

Get the tutorial at Family Chatter.

SHOP PAINT BRUSHES

Source: www.countryliving.com

Source: https://paleontologyworld.com/entertainment/20-best-dinosaur-birthday-party-ideas

30 Best DIY Gifts for Dads in 2020

DIY Dinosaur Birthday Number Made Of Plywood

The Crafted Life

1 Lego Key Organizer

If he's always losing his keys, this fun organize is the perfect gift.

Get the tutorial at ManMade.

SHOP LEGOS Lego Baseplate, $5

2 Wood Grain Flask

5 Tiny Toolbox

These tiny toolboxes are made altoid tins, and we are DYING over the cuteness.

Get the tutorial at AlphaMom.

SHOP ALTOIDS Altoids Classic Mints, $2

6 Leather Keychain

7 Painted Wood Coasters

These are actually seriously fun to make, and the end result is totally cool.

Get the tutorial at Unoriginal Mom.

SHOP WOOD DISCS Wood Circles, $12

8 Hand-Stamped Handkerchief

If your dad carries a handkerchief around, you absolutely need to make this for him.

Get the tutorial at Paper & Stitch.

SHOP HANKERCHIEFS Plain Handkerchief, $10

9 Slippers

Stuff slippers with all his fave snacks and treats for the ultimate cozy gift.

Get the tutorial at Pretty Providence.

SHOP SLIPPERS Tuck & Von Slippers, $20

10 Dinosaur Planter

11 Wood Slice Magnets

These will definitely style up the outside of his beloved fridge.

Get the tutorial at Suburble.

SHOP WOOD CIRCLES Wood Circles, $13

12 Fire Starter Kit

You don't have to understand why he'll think this is so cool, you just have to understand that he will.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

SHOP JARS Clear Jar With Lid, $4

13 Bourbon Bacon Brittle

Combine two of his favorite ingredients, and you'll be his favorite child forever.

Get the recipe from Delish.

SHOP BAKING SHEETS Baking Sheet, $20

14 Leather and Wood-Covered Notebooks

Fact: If it's made of leather and wood, he's going to use it.

Get the tutorial at Paper & Stitch.

SHOP YARN Wool Yarn, $9

15 Mini Pool Table

16 Leather Blanket Carrier

17 Cookie Gift Boxes

18 Canvas Wine Bag

A bottle of wine can feel too impersonal for your dad, so DIY a canvas bag to give it a little something extra.

Get the tutorial at Paper & Stitch.

SHOP FABRIC DYE Blue Fabric Dye, $10

19 Custom Matchboxes

Whenever he grabs a match, the custom box will add a touch of sentimentality to it.

Get the tutorial at The Crafted Life.

SHOP MATCHBOXES White Matchbox, $13

20 Infused Olive Oils

21 Birch Bark Candle

22 Beer Bouquet

23 Infused Vodkas

When in doubt, go with vodka.

Get the recipe from Delish.

SHOP BOTTLES Glass Bottles With Stoppers, $26

24 Baseball Hat Iron-On

Now he can stop wearing that generic baseball hat (probably from a car dealership or your brother's little league team) that you hate.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

SHOP BASEBALL CAPS Black Baseball Cap, $6

25 Etched Beer Glass

26 S'mores Kit

Make him this s'mores kit, then spend time by the fire making them together. Who doesn't love quality dad time that involves making treats?

Get the tutorial at Thirty Handmade Days.

SHOP MARSHMALLOWS Campfire Giant Roasters Marshmallows, $2

27 Waxed Canvas Travel Bag

28 Tie Rack

29 Fish Coasters

30 Hanging Grill Tool Display

Of course, the grill master deserves a special place for all of his grilling tools. You can easily help him out with that.

Get the tutorial from The Rustic Willow.

SHOP WOODEN BOARDS Knotty Pine Board, $16

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Dinosaur Party + Dinosaur Dig That Will Make You Roar!

DIY Dinosaur Birthday Number Made Of Plywood

My son just can’t get enough of dinosaurs, so of course I threw him a dinosaur party for his birthday.  This dinosaur dig party is one of my all-time favorites and has a lot of fun dinosaur party ideas I can’t wait to share with you!

From a dinosaur dig to DIY dinosaur fossils and dinosaur eggs you can open for  fun surprise to dinosaur droppings cookies to a dinosaur fossil cake, this party is a ROAR-ing good time for any dino-loving kid!

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Dinosaur Party Table

I set up three big tables for the party- the main party table with all of the food, the eating table where I had a dinosaur place setting for each child, and the dinosaur dig table.

Food Table

I wanted the dinosaur party to be green and khaki colored and feel a jungle with a natural element.  The food table was set up underneath a hut with palm trees and big tropical leaves behind it, which was just the look I was going for.

A large garland above the table was easily made with my Cricut Explore Air 2 and some large tropical palm leaves.  I’m in love with how the banner turned out, especially with the cool dinosaur skull at the front!

Covering the table with some burlap and adding tropical leaves and large palm leavessmall logs, and large rocks all made the table feel natural, it were set out in the middle of the jungle when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

At the center of the table towered a large hungry t-rex and his dino dig treat stand, guarding dinosaur cones filled with tasty dinosaur snack mix.  Get the dinosaur snack mix recipe.

I stacked the snacks on a big wood crate with dino dig streamer wrapped around it.  Love that orange pop of color!

At the base of the crate was the cake.  I made a tasty homemade chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, then added OREO “dirt” and some chocolate dinosaur fossils.  You can catch the whole dinosaur dig cake recipe and tutorial here.

Bright red lava punch was guarded by these two carnivores, who decided to help themselves to some of the chocolate dinosaur bones I made!

Dinosaur fossil cookies were LOVED by the kiddos.  One little boy at the party told me he was going to eat every single cookie on that plate- and he practically did, ha!

I used store-bought sugar cookies, baked them, then pressed small plastic dinosaurs into the warm cookies to make dinosaur footprints.  A little cinnamon sprinkled on top makes them look a bit dirty, which is perfect for dinosaur fossil cookies!

Behind the dinosaur fossil cookies lies a dinosaur nest, which is the DIY nest I made to house our beautiful gold leaf Easter eggs in the spring.

Inside the nest are some incredible dinosaur eggs I made with a surprise inside!  Each child was given a dinosaur egg to break open.  Inside each egg was a toy dinosaur they got to keep.  The kids LOVED these so much!

They were SO simple to make too.

You can also learn how to make the simple dinosaur favor bags with a Cricut Explore Air 2 machine, plus get access to the cut file to make your own!

On the other side of the table I stacked another wood crate to match the other side, then added more tropical leaves.  A metal lantern on top looks it could have been used by paleontologists, while two dinosaurs are on the prowl for more party food.

Each of the boys were given a pith hat so they looked official for the dinosaur dig hunt.

Dinosaur poop cookies might sound horrible, but trust me, they’re delicious!

Even these carnivores will break their meat-eating habits for a few chocolate no bake cookies.  They are made with cocoa, peanut butter, and a few more ingredients, and can be made from start to finish in under 20 minutes with NO BAKING!

Chocolate no bake cookies are actually one of my most popular posts too, so they’re definitely worth making!

Eating Table

Once the kids got their food, they went and sat at their dino table, all decked out with dinosaur everything.

Stand-up dinosaurs roamed down the center of the table, hungry for their next meal.

Dino dig plates and white plastic plates were layered on top of dinosaur and tropical leaf “place mats .”

I used the same vinyl dinosaurs I made with my Cricut Explore Air 2 for the dinosaur egg treat bags and placed one on each cup.  I love how cool the cups look now and how well they match the theme!

I made some cute dinosaur dig kits for the kids for the big dino dig activity.

Dinosaur Party Activities

The main party activity was the DIY dinosaur dig I put together for the kids.  This was hands down their favorite part of the party!

I go over all the details of creating a dino dig including the supplies I used, and share some DIY dinosaur fossils I made for the kids.

Be sure to check it out for all the fun details!

After eating pizza and treats, the kids all swam in the pool since it was a hot summer evening.

I’m so grateful for my sweet little dino-loving boy, and I’m so glad I could throw him the dinosaur party he had hoped for!

For more dinosaur party ideas, recipes, and crafts, you’ll love these…

How to Make a Dinosaur Dig Cake (and amazing chocolate cake recipe!)

How to Make Breakable DIY Dinosaur Eggs (with a surprise inside!)

How to Make Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

DIY Dinosaur Dig Activity

Dinosaur Snack Mix Recipe

Source: https://www.makelifelovely.com/dinosaur-party-dinosaur-dig/