DIY By The Numbers: Jurassic Easter Egg Countdown


jurassic-egg-main-1024x692Here’s an easy way to use some of those plastic eggs that accumulate each Easter, as well as have a unique way count down to the holiday the final week before Easter:

1. Take a sturdy piece of tree limb or a wooden dowel and tie seven pieces of rope, hemp cord or raffia on it at varying lengths.

2. Paint some plastic eggs to look like prehistoric dinosaur eggs, rocks or in other “prehistoric” shades.


Dino steps (from top left): Attach twine to the supporting stick, tie the eggs on, add the Jurassic era scene and add greenery and other adornments to the final mobile.

3. Run the through the top half of a plastic egg. Tie the a knot to hold the top half up, while leaving a piece long enough to run through bottom half. Tie a second knot on the outside of the bottom half to hold it up. Do this with all seven pieces of rope.

4. Fill the bottom half with floral moss or dried flowers or other “landscape,” and add a small  dinosaur charm or figure. Now when the egg opens, it will reveal a little prehistoric scene.

5. Hang ribbons, cord, leaves, feathers, or other items to from the limb to give is more filled-out look.

6. Add dried flowers, leaves or artificial vines to the limb, and tie one end of a piece of the limb.

Once finished. Hang in an easily accessible space and open one egg each day until Easter.

Note: If dinosaurs aren’t your thing, try a different theme: aliens, flowers, tikis, etc.

— Lisa Kay Tate

originally ran April 4, 2015

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