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