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Friday, August 6, 2010

{create} dinosaur rocks

Thought I'd share a great idea for a dinosaur dig party! I first made these 'dinosaur rocks' when a friend and I ran a school holiday fun club a few years ago. 

We hid them throughout the garden and let the children go on a fossil hunting adventure... they returned with the dinosaur rocks and broke them open to discover baby dinosaurs...they loved it!

Dinosaur Rocks
(makes 4)

1 cup old coffee grounds
2 cups flour
1 cup sand
1 cup salt
1 cup cold black coffee

4 mini dinosaurs (about $3 for a pack of 10 at Kmart)

1. Combine flour, coffee grounds, sand and salt.
2. Mix in a little cold coffee at a time until well combined and a firm dough is formed
3. Wrap dough around mini dinosaur, creating a 'rock' shape
4. Allow to dry - can take up to a week to air dry, or to speed up the process...pop them into the oven after it has been turned off from dinner.

And now you have gorgeous little dinosaur rocks, perfect for your own dinosaur adventure, or wrapped in hession would make a gorgeous alternative to a goodie bag!


  1. so cool! Do I use 'used' coffee grounds or unused?

  2. Thank you for your question!! I use 'used' coffee grounds from my coffee pods! Tanya x