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How to Make a Sandwichosaurus and Other Fun Dinosaur Foods for Kids

Updated on August 28, 2013

Food Fun with Dinosaurs!

Want to know how to make a Sandwichosaurus, or a Diplodocake? Making dinosaur food for kids is fun and easy - there are lots of cool tools available and this lens highlights the best!

I know lots of little boys (and girls) who love dinosaurs, and creating dinosaur snacks is a great way to get kids eating healthy food or enjoying their meals even more.

You can make dinosaur cookies, dinosaur cakes, dinosaur sandwiches, dinosaur cupcakes... the possibilities are endless!

Whether you want to bake some treats for a party, liven up a lunchbox or simply surprise your kids with fun food, take a look at some of these ideas and go prehistoric with your cooking!

How to Make a Sandwichosaurus - Making Dinosaur Sandwiches

This Dino Cutter is awesome - use it to cut sandwiches and toast into dinosaur shapes! It can of course be used as a cookie cutter too.

Here are some top ideas for Sandwichosauruses:

* Cut out dinosaur-shaped bread slices and make sandwiches filled with lots of green leafy salad to represent the dinosaur surroundings (and food for many of the vegetarian dinos!)

Add ham, cheese, pickle, peanut butter, cream cheese and any other multitude of yummy fillings!

* Toast the dinosaur-shaped slices, then use the cutter to cut out dinosaur-shaped cheese. Add this to the almost-toasted bread and melt under a grill. Either serve as dinosaur cheese on toast or sandwich two together for a yummy toastie! Put a slice of ham in the middle for extra yumminess.

* Get creative! Add raisins for eyes, put in seeds for spines, or decorate with sticky fillings to create open sandwiches!

* Experiment with different breads for different textures and thickness of dinosaur!

Buy the Dino Cutter!

EvriHolder DynoBytes Sandwich Crust Cutter (assorted colors)
EvriHolder DynoBytes Sandwich Crust Cutter (assorted colors)

Cut perfect dino shaped sandwiches every time! Cuts two exact dinosaur shapes at a time to allow you to get creative with your sandwichosaurus.

 

Baking Puzzleosaurus - Making Dinosaur Cookies

Little ones will love helping in the kitchen when they get to make this cool dinosaur! The 2-part set contains a large puzzle piece cookie cutter, which creates nine shapes that make up a large dinosaur. There is also a smaller biscuit cutter that allows you to bake a brood of baby dinos, and it conveniently stores away neatly inside the large cutter.

You can decorate with all kinds of toppings, from Chocolate Buttons or raisins for eyes, to chocolate chips for spines, and sweets and candy for markings. You could pipe icing onto the cookies to create a really cool dino, or take inspiration from a cookie recipe book.

Buy the Dinosaur Puzzle Cookie Cutter!

Dinosaur Cookie Cutter Set

More Dino Cookie Ideas

Fred DIG-INS Dinosaur Fossil Cookie Cutter/Stampers, Set of 3
Fred DIG-INS Dinosaur Fossil Cookie Cutter/Stampers, Set of 3

Make cool dinosaur fossil cookies - great for budding archaeologists!

 
Fox Run 3641 Dinosaur Cookie Cutter Set, Stainless Steel, 5-Piece
Fox Run 3641 Dinosaur Cookie Cutter Set, Stainless Steel, 5-Piece

An array of dinosaur shapes to make a plateful of tasty yet terrifying cookies - perfect for dinosaur parties and get togethers!

 
SUCK UK 3D Dinosaur Cookie Cutters
SUCK UK 3D Dinosaur Cookie Cutters

Yummy dinosaurs in thrilling 3D!

 

A Chocolasaurus Parade - Making Dinosaur Chocolates

Mmmm, fancy one of these? Homemade chocolates are pure delights and I guarantee you'll be trying to steal these from the kids!

This flexible silicone mould makes 12 chocolates in 4 different designs - Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Diplodocus and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Use a mixture of dark, white and milk chocolates to create a range of colours, or go fancy with some soft centre fillings!

Buy the Dinosaur Chocolate Mould!

Silikomart Silicone Easy Choc Dinosaur Chocolate Mould

Diplodocake and Friends - Baking Dinosaur Cakes

There are so many great cake pans out there, it is easy peasy to make a fantastic dinosaur cake!

This mini cakes or muffin pan takes a 2-egg sponge mix and bakes eight really cool mini dinosaur cakes. Or if you want one big whole cake, there are lots to choose from!

Make a fabulous birthday cake or just a really great treat cake for fun!

BUY THE 8 CAKE MUFFIN PAN! (Now in Lime Green Silicone)

Premier Housewares 8 Dinosaur Cake Mould Tray

Creating a Cupcakeidus - Making Dinosaur Cupcakes

From Martha Stewart's Cupcakes
From Martha Stewart's Cupcakes

This superb gingerbread cupcake is from the book Martha Stewart's Cupcakes (you can read my review of this book here).

You can get creative with dinosaur cupcake toppers, rice papers, cake cases and even sprinkles!

60 Dinosaur Design Fairy Cake Cases

Dan The Dinosaur Cupcake Wrappers 12 pk

Dinosaur Sprinkles (2oz/57g)


More Cool Dinosaur Cupcake Ideas

Delicious Dinosaur Recipes

Do the Munch-o-saurus!

Did these ideas get you thinking about cooking up some dinosaur dinners for your kids? Want MORE?

Here are some terrific dinosaur recipe ideas to give you even more inspiration!

Dinosaur Mash

This is a fun dish to make with your children.

You will need:

800g potatoes, peeled and halved

4 tbsp grated Cheddar cheese

12 asparagus spears

6 tbsp peas (frozen or fresh)

1. Bring the potatoes to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes until soft

2. Five minutes before the potatoes are due to finish simmering, cook the peas and asparagus. The asparagus can be cooked in a vegetable steamer or a sieve over the pan of peas.

3. Take everything off the heat. Drain the potatoes and return to the pan.

4. Mash the potatoes along with the cheese, adding a little milk if necessary. Spoon the potato onto a plate and shape into a dinosaur.

5. Chop the asparagus into tips and stalks.

6. Place the tips along the dinosaur's back to look like spikes.

7. Cut some slices into the stalks and place them around the edge of the plate to look like trees.

8. Spoon the peas under the Dinosaur's feet to represent stones.

Find this and other great free kids recipes in Big Cook Little Cook's Recipes Book on the CBeebies Website:

Big Cook's Cook Book

MORE GREAT RECIPES

Fun Dinosaur Recipes

Lots of recipe ideas from cookies to soup to dinosaur eggs!

Dinosaur Food

Lots of cookie and egg ideas plus carnivore stew!

Dinosaur Party Cakes

Birthday cakes, biscuits and chocolate nests!

Betty Crocker Dinosaur Cake

Awesome green and yellow dinosaur cake by Betty Crocker!

Will you Make your Little Dinos Roar for More with Dinosaur Food for Kids? - Leave your Comments and Feedback Here!

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      AntLangston 4 years ago

      something to try with the little ones on a rainy day

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Funny_Beekeeper 5 years ago

      Now these are some great sandwich ideas for kids. Thanks to you I will now be able to make a nice surprise for my nephew - I'm sure he will like it as much as I enjoyed reading your lens.

      Keep up the good work!

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      cut ideas

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      WebWriteGirl LM 6 years ago

      awesome lens for dino lovers! gonna try the dino sandwich :)

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      What a lot of fabulous ideas for the dinosaur lover. Those chocolates look so cute!

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      RecipePublishing 6 years ago

      Great lens for dinosaur lover.

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      NoYouAreNot 6 years ago

      Dinosaur sprinkles - what will they think about next!

      The Puzzleosaurus was awesome, made me nearly fall from the chair with laughter.

      I'm sure the kids will love all the recipes.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      We have the dinosaur cutter :) It's great! The kids love it!

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      Those chocolasauruses (?) were awesome!

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      Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I know what I am going to make for my son's birthday. I am not very good at handmade stuff so I am going to settle for the mini-cakes (that way I'm sure the end result will look like dinosaurs!). Love the sandwiches too, need to see if I can get the cutter. Wonderful dino ideas on this page!

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      i was hooked from your intro picture onwards! and the dinosaur puzzle is mindblowing! cheers

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      MagpieNest 6 years ago

      When I made my kids 'bread and butter dinosaurs' they grinned all through the meal and told me I was the best Mum ever :-) Lensrolled to Dinosaur Cakes.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is so much fun just to look at! Nice lens! Blessed by a squidoo angel on 1/6/2011. Have a great day!

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      These are great! My son will love them! Thanks!

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      @Kiwisoutback: Just came back to bless Sandwichosaurus. Squid Angel blessed!

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      If I only had dinosuar sandwiches when I was a kid I would've eaten more of my sandwich! These are really cool, thanks for the gift idea.

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      These are so cute! I want to make a puzzleosaurus! I've made dino shaped cookies and sandwiches for my kids when we've studied dinosaurs; the kids always had fun with them. After all, we can learn more about dinos when we eat like dinos!

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      Ellen Brundige 7 years ago from California

      @eridqua: You bet your booties! I loved dinosaurs as a kid!

      The only drawback is that when I was 4, I had a nightmare that a stegosaurus was eating me. Mom told me in befuddlement, "But, dear, stegosaurus is vegetarian," and I said,"Oh! I forgot!" and went right back to bed.

      True story!

      Never assume what girls or boys will like, or are capable of. They so often pick up cues from us about what we think they're supposed to like. ;)

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      Ellen Brundige 7 years ago from California

      These are adorable, and I'm usually not much of a Mom/foodie lens person! I wish my Mom had made these for me.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Found a lot more here than I expected. I love the dinosaur sandwich cutter.

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      eridqua 7 years ago

      Cute!!! If my next baby is a boy, I know I'll be using these ideas! Heck, maybe my little girl will even enjoy it!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      You have several "most excellent" ideas in this lens! Awesome! Would you believe when my children were in elementary school I used cookie cutters to shape their sandwiches everyday. My son used to come home from school and tell me how the other children always wanted his sandwiches. They were just peanut butter and jelly, but they all loved the shapes.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Love this! Wonderful idea.

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      OMG! My boys were crazy for dinosaurs when they were growing up. Nice ideas here about making Sandwichosaurus' and more!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      What a lot of great ideas and effort you've put into this lens- love it!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What a great idea, lots of fun for the little ones!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Oh my, so many adorable edible dinosaurs! Great job.

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      SnoopyGirl1 7 years ago

      This lens is simply adorable. I love all the cute dinosaur cake pans and cookie cutters. I once saw a recipe for dinosaur bones cake that was so fun too. You make bone shaped cookies and lay them on top of a frosted cake and add crushed chocolate grahams for dirt. Thanks for sharing! 5*

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Kids will love these 'dino-rific' treats!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      A fun lens, kids will love these sandwiches. So much for not playing with your food.