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.