My friend Cynthia made the cutest dinosaur theme party favors a few years ago. And now she is sharing it with all of us (Thanks Cynthia!) for a great idea for your dinosaur party.
What she did was create dinosaur eggs to hold the favors. The eggs held things such as stickers/activity pages and a large dinosaur figure. The kids LOVED their favor, and it was something they got to sort of unwrap, which made it very special for them.
First, she created the eggs by covering a balloon with paper mache. To do this - blow up a round balloon to the size you would like the egg to be, and then cover it in strips of newspaper held together with glue. The glue is something that you will make out of flour mixed with water. Just put some flour in a bowl and add water a little bit at a time until you get a paste that you can spread. You'll need to allow a couple of days for the glue to dry well, depending on how many layers you use.
After the flour and water "glue" dries, you are ready to paint your egg. Cynthia used textured spray paint in a brownish greyish color. It was perfect. Here is a photo of what they looked like after being painted:
Next, a hole was cut in each egg and the goodies were put inside. The hole was covered with colorful, crinkly, shredded paper.
Here is a photo of the eggs ready to go:
You could also fill the egg and then carefully cover the hole back up so it is closed, just like you do with a pinata. Then the kids would have to figure out how to "crack" their egg.
Dinosaurs are such a popular party theme, tell us about your dinosaur party favor! Enjoy!