Dinosaur Egg Inspired by Mikeasaurus




About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.

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


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



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


Avocados, greenery, paint mixer, and dinosaurs.

Dry with a lint free towel.

Step 3: Make Jello Filling


Follow the instructions for making Jell-0.

Set aside while you cut the avocados.

Step 4: Cutting Avacado for Jello Eggs


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


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

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

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

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!!





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    15 Discussions


    4 years ago

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

    1 reply

    Reply 4 years ago

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


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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!


    5 years ago on Step 6

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

    1 reply

    Reply 5 years ago on Step 6

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


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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



    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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

    2 replies

    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.



    5 years ago on Introduction

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