A Neon Dinosaur Birthday Party

Splashes of fluorescent color make this prehistoric bash totally modern.

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Jurassic Jump

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Jurassic Jump

Paw prints cut from neon poster board make hopscotch bright as can be. Flying paper pterodactyls add some neon to the mix.

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Dinosaur Decor

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Dinosaur Decor

Some rocks plus grass and a lagoon cut from neon paper become a Mesozoic watering hole for spray-painted dinosaur models. Cut spiky spines from neon paper; kids can attach them to their hat using a piece of tape along the seam.

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Egg-cellent Craft

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Egg-cellent Craft

Paint egg-shaped papier-mache boxes a neon hue. Kids can decorate them with pom-poms, stickers, and markers. You can stash sweets and little toys inside for a dino-surprise.

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Cake Creature

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Cake Creature

Candy talons make this egg-shaped creation look like a T-Rex is clawing its way out.

Originally published in the May 2013 issue of Parents magazine.

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How to Make a Dinosaur-Egg Cake

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