Introduction: Dinosaur Egg Inspired by Mikeasaurus

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I titled this instructable the way I did because Mikasaurus has posted many dinosaur themed tutorials that are totally awesome and he has inspired me to give it a try. I did a search and did not find anything on the internet close to this idea. This tutorial will show how you can make the shell from an avocado into a food prop for dip or Jell-O.  Lets get started!


 

Step 1: Ingredients and Supplies

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Ingredients:

Jell-0 I used pineapple

Avocado choose those that have a lot of bumps and character
 and buy a couple of reduced priced ones for practice.

Favorite avocado dip recipe and chips

Greenery such as lettuce, parsley, carrot tops, or mint

Supplies:

Drill

Paint mixing tool

Dish soap

Small lids

Small dinosaurs (mine were a little too big)

Bowls, cutting board, ladle, lint free towel, cutting tool, and plate

Step 2: Prep Work

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Wash:

Avocados, greenery, paint mixer, and dinosaurs.

Dry with a lint free towel.

Step 3: Make Jello Filling

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Jell-0:

Follow the instructions for making Jell-0.

Set aside while you cut the avocados.

Step 4: Cutting Avacado for Jello Eggs

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Method:

Cut the avocados as shown but be sure to leave the stem in place or you will have a hole and the Jell-O will leak out.

Remove the inside and place in a bowl.

Completely clean the inside of the avocados making sure there is no residue and dry.

If you do not wish to use a dinosaur, you can cut the avocado like the last picture instead.

Step 5: Filling Avacado With Jello

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Fill:

Place the avocado skin in a small bowl and support it against the side of the bowl, you may need a small lid to secure it.

Ladle the Jell-0 into the egg filling it to the top.

Place it in the refrigerator to chill until it firms up a bit.

Remove the egg from the refrigerator and position the dinosaur inside as shown.

Put it in the refrigerator until it is firm.

Step 6: Making and Filling Avacado With Dip

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Avocado Dip:

Make your favorite avocado dip using the power drill with the paint ( stir ) attachment.

Mix until well incorporated.

Place the egg in a bowl and fill it 3/4 of the way.

Insert the dinosaur and position as you like.

I cut a sliver of a tomato to place inside the dinosaurs mouth.

Add more dip and level off and wipe any dip off the sides of the egg with a paper towel.

Step 7: Plating

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Decorating the plate:

Arrange the dinosaur eggs on a plate adding the greenery or chips.

You can stick the mint in the back of the dinosaur to give it a jungle appearance, we like it better that way.
You may notice that I did not use the best avocados. I used the ripest ones because I had to test the idea and I thought they turned out very nicely. The best ones  were not ripe enough.

Step 8: Sunshiine' Final Thoughts

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Penolopy suggested using ferns or frons as a background for the egg. You could make a card with a picture of a fron or fern and stick it behind the egg. Oh that would be pretty. I hope this inspires you to try and make these. They did not take that long to make if you already have the dip or Jell-0 made. I am entering these into 2 contest,  if you love it please vote top right when the vote button is available; thanks in advance.

 

I wish to thank Instructables, our sponsors, contributors, and all my visitors for making this a great place to share. Thanks for stopping by and do have a safe and happy SPRING!!

sunshine











 

Comments

jmyers1 (author)2014-06-21

I love this! As too greenery, celery tops might work as a fern substitute.

sunshiine (author)jmyers12014-06-29

Thanks so much for sharing! I will try celery tops next time! I hope your day shines!
sunshiine

wilgubeast (author)2014-05-07

I absolutely love these photos. Very cool project idea.

sunshiine (author)wilgubeast2014-05-08

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting wilgubeast! It is good to see you and I am happy you liked the pictures. Stay awesome!
sunshiine

karlpinturr (author)2014-04-26

Great idea --- now, you just need to make your own chips - in dinosaur shapes, of course..!

sunshiine (author)karlpinturr2014-04-27

Great idea! Thanks for commenting and do have a wonderful day.
sunshiine

hunter999 (author)2014-04-25

Wow, this is great, all what 'Ibles is about! Great job sunshiine, it looks so real also :-) Voted!

sunshiine (author)hunter9992014-04-25

Hunter you are so kind and thanks so much for your vote! Have a great Hunter day!

sunshiine

hunter999 (author)sunshiine2014-04-26

Haha, I will try. Thanks and to you :-)!

mikeasaurus (author)2014-04-25

I approve!!

(also added to my favourites)

sunshiine (author)mikeasaurus2014-04-25

Oh my goodness I feel so honored! Thanks! Have a supersaurus special kind of weekend!
sunshiine

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2014-04-25

Really cute! I love it with the jello! What about palm like fronds or ferns? For some reason I associate fern plants with dinos :)

Learn something new all the time here! It is funny because that is what I had imagined but was thinking I should probably use a food item but I think I have changed my mind! LOL

Thanks, I was thinking of vegetables that can be eaten. I have not heard of fronds before I will do a search on them. Thanks so much for sharing and visiting! Have a beautiful day Penolopy.

sunshiine

sunshiine (author)2014-04-25

Does anyone have any ideas as to what type of greenery I might use for the plating? Thanks in advance.

sunshiine

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