Sam really enjoyed getting involved in making these dino Rice Krispie treats. He especially liked making the "coloured whipped cream" as he called it.owl party last year.
dino eggs didn't work at all, as you can tell from the non-streaked egg (and my unimpressed face) I'm holding above. Also, after spending way too much money, and going through five different kinds of glue (and craft wire and pipe cleaners), we finally settled on "Plan G for Give Up" when it came to these "easy and inexpensive" dinosaur mugs. This pin failed me so badly I was inspired to create a new Pinterest board, "#nailedit -- Major Pinterest Failures."
dinosaur eggs. They were fairly easy to make and the kids LOVED them. You just hide a plastic dinosaur in baking soda and food colouring, let them dry, and spray them with vinegar to hatch them. The only downside was that Sam started spraying our car with vinegar, and we discovered later that it had rusted out a few spots. Moral of the story: NEVER SPRAY YOUR CAR WITH VINEGAR. You know, in case you were tempted.
Dave created a treasure hunt with dino footprints and some dinosaurs. The kids all had a blast, and because it was absolutely gorgeous outside, we unearthed our outdoor table and benches and moved all the food outside.
After everyone left, the kids wanted to keep playing outside. Rachel is wearing her wings because I asked her if she wanted to dress up for the party, meaning did she want to wear a dress. She said, "Yes, I want to be the Fairy Godmother!" so she wore her wings almost the whole time. So if you ever need a birthday party fairy godmother, you now know who to call!
Hopefully tomorrow things will be back to normal and we can get back to enjoying the gorgeous weather we currently have. Yes, our snow has finally all melted and we're into the beautiful days of spring. Green things are popping up everywhere and we just want to be outside All. The. Time.
After all, there are more shows to be experienced :)
*Thanks to Janice for providing some of the pictures for this post and to Tim for taking some of the pictures with our camera.