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Dinosaur Food Recipes for Kids - Bento, Sandwiches, Snacks, Cookies and More

Updated on April 16, 2013

Dinosaur Food for lunch boxes, parties and just for fun

Looking for dinosaur food for kids? Dinosaur recipes for a lunch box or dinosaur party, or for everyday feeding of carnivores and herbivores? Includes our own Stegosaurus Sandwich, Baryonyx Bento and Triceratops Rice Cakes Snack recipes. This collection has lots of simple ideas to keep dino fans happy. Healthy everyday dinosaur recipes and dino treats for special occasions.

I'm Mom to two boys who are mad about dinosaurs. I've discovered that making them dinosaur-themed food makes them very happy and encourages them to try new foods. I'll be updating this page every time we try a new dinosaur food idea, or find a recipe that we want to try.

Our Easy Dinosaur Food Recipes to Make List - for toddlers, preschoolers and kids

These are the dinosaur foods I'd like to have a go at making.

Dinosaur Cookie Cutters

Dino, T-Rex

A set of dinosaur cookie cutters is well worth having if you're a Dino-Mom or Dad. Of course you can make cookies with them. But we also use them them make bread-and-butter dinosaurs, to shape rice for bento, for making dino pie crusts and dinosaur pancakes. We have the first set listed here, they are multi-colored, beautifully made and nice to handle and look at as well as doing the job of cutting out T-Rex and friends. The other sets we've included here get great reviews.

R&M 6-Piece Multicolor Dinosaur Cookie Cutter Set

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Dinosaur Cookie Cutters - Dino, T-Rex

A set of dinosaur cookie cutters is well worth having if you're a Dino-Mom or Dad. Of course you can make cookies with them. But we also use them them make bread-and-butter dinosaurs, to shape rice for bento, for making dino pie crusts and dinosaur pancakes. We have the first set listed here, they are multi-colored, beautifully made and nice to handle and look at as well as doing the job of cutting out T-Rex and friends. The other sets we've included here get great reviews.

R & M 1874 Dinosaur Polyresin Colored 6-Piece Cookie Cutter Set
R & M 1874 Dinosaur Polyresin Colored 6-Piece Cookie Cutter Set

We have these cookie cutters and they are gorgeous. Each one is a different color.

 
Fox Run Dinosaur Cookie Cutter Set
Fox Run Dinosaur Cookie Cutter Set

We also have this set (which were a gift) and they're nice too, just not as pretty.

 

Baryonyx Bento

Baryonyx Bento
Baryonyx Bento
baryonyx bento dinosaur recipe
baryonyx bento dinosaur recipe

As I write this, my boys age 2 and 4 have been being Baryonyx all afternoon. They watched Ice Age 3 and decided that Rudy is a baryonyx. So when it came to tea-time I made Baryonyx Bento. Baryonyx is a fish-eating dinosaur. Both kids ate all the fish, not unusual for my 4 year old, but the two year old usually makes a fuss.

I haven't included amounts as it very much depends on how big your kids are and what their appetites are like. (Mum and Dad had the same meal, but not dino shaped! And with a different sauce.)

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • Yields: 2

Ingredients

  • Rice - however much your kids would normally eat - you can give them the extra
  • Sweetcorn
  • Fish (any will do)
  • Tomato Ketchup
  • Dinosaur Cookie Cutter (I used a T-Rex
  • close enough!)

Instructions

  1. 1. Cook rice as normal
  2. 2. Cook fish as normal (I just microwaved it)
  3. 3. Cook sweetcorn as normal (I used frozen and microwaved it)
  4. 4. Pack rice tightly into dinosaur cookie cutters. Keep pressure on the delicate parts as you push it out.
  5. 5. Assemble on the plate with a squirt of tomato ketchup blood
  6. Perfect for you carnivores. (Obviously you could easily make a veggie option with a Stegosaurus cookie cutter and some mushrooms or tofu).
Cast your vote for Baryonyx Bento - Meal for Dinosaur Fans

Dinosaur Chocolate Molds - Make chocolate dinos

We use our dinosaur chocolate molds regularly, they're a fun treat that the kids help prepare. We leave a little bit of chocolate in the bowl at the end and the kids dip apple it. We have got the first dinosaur mold featured here. Works very well, the dinosaurs just pop out once they're set. We've used chocolate dinosaurs as cupcake toppers too.

CK Products 3-D Dinosaurs Chocolate Mold
CK Products 3-D Dinosaurs Chocolate Mold

We have these. They make a fun treat when friends are coming round to play.

 
Silikomart Silicone Chocolate Dinosaur Mold
Silikomart Silicone Chocolate Dinosaur Mold

This silicone chocolate dinosaur mold is a great idea - much easier to get the dinos out.

 

Stegosaurus Sandwich

Stegosaurus Sandwich
Stegosaurus Sandwich
Stegosaurus dinosaur sandwich
Stegosaurus dinosaur sandwich

Stegosaurus Sandwich for a hungry dinosaur - Suitable for T-Rex and other carnivores

Carnivores like T-Rex like to eat meat. Preferably other dinosaurs like Stegosaurus. My four year old likes to be like a T-Rex and eat 'meat' so we went with ham as the filling, but you can choose whatever your little carnivore or herbivore prefers.

For a party, make lots and stand them up vertically.

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Ready in: 5 min
  • Yields: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bread
  • butter or other spread
  • ham or other choice of filling
  • 1.5 inch chunk of cucumber
  • 1 raisin

Instructions

  1. 1. Make a ham sandwich as normal
  2. 2. Cut in half along the diagonal with a zig-zag cut.
  3. 3. Arrange into a Stegosaurus shape
  4. 4. Cut the cucumber into vertical quarters and put into position as legs
  5. 5. Add a raisin for the eye.

Triceratops Dinosaur Rice Cakes Snack

Triceratops Dinosaur Rice Cakes Snack
Triceratops Dinosaur Rice Cakes Snack

You'll Need: A Cheese Slicer or Cheese Plane

For thin slices of cheese

You'll need a cheese slicer or plane. I used my small cheese plane, but a big adjustable cheese slicer would have been even better for making slightly thicker and larger dino heads.

Dinosaur Rice Cakes Snack - Triceratops, T-Rex, Stegosaurus, ...

My 2.5 year old loved this snack (his older brother was at preschool and missed out this time). I made him a Triceratops and a T-Rex to start with. He ate those and then said 'can I have a Stegosaurus now'! More washing up, but I was happy to oblige. I'll have to get some orange cheese for better contrast next time.

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Ready in: 5 min
  • Yields: 1

Ingredients

  • Rice cakes
  • Cheese (Orange is better)
  • Butter
  • Yeast Extract
  • Cheese Slicer

Instructions

  1. 1. Butter the rice cake and add a smear of yeast extract (not too much!)
  2. 2. Use a cheese slicer to create a thin slice of cheese
  3. 3. Cut a dinosaur head from the cheese with a dinosaur cookie cutter and put the dino head on the rice cake.
  4. 4. (Optional) Eat the spare cheese yourself (well I did :-)

Rice Cakes for Dinosaur Rice Cake Recipe

For making rice-cake dinosaurs.

Cucumber Dinosaur Egg Snack
Cucumber Dinosaur Egg Snack

Cucumber Dinosaur Egg Snack

Very simple!

This one is really very simple. Great for parties, lunch boxes or everyday.

1. Cut a half inch slice of cucumber.

2. Zig-zag cut it in half across the middle.

Note that many dinosaur eggs were round so it's fine to use a round cucumber. Dinosaur eggs weren't the same shape as chicken eggs.

Click for Dinosaur Cupcakes

Click for Dinosaur Cupcakes
Click for Dinosaur Cupcakes

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These are lovely and a creative way to make food interesting, especially new food, for kids. Blessed! :)

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      mimthemom 5 years ago

      Love it! Super cute ideas!

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      StrongMay 5 years ago

      I'd better let my friend know about this one - she has THREE Dino Loving kids.

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      RavenRunner 5 years ago

      I had to come check this out since you mentioned it! I love it!

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      WebWriteGirl LM 5 years ago

      omg is sooo need these ideas! Thank you!! Going to try the sandwich idea soon! Love the lens!!

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      Ok, convinced! You're hired. Can you prepare MY meals in the same way as your bento dinosaurs? That is certainly the only way to make me eat all kinds of food! Great ideas here, very original too.

      BTW; time shift is a bit different in our countries but I'm sure that you can manage :D

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      First of all I must say i am amazed by this term "Dinosaur Food" I didn't know what it was until i read an article here. meat slicer

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      TapIn2U 6 years ago

      Oh my - The kids will go crazy over this! What a fun idea! Wonderful lens. Hey, I would love to hear what you think about my 3-step plan to achieve your Goals and New Years Resolutions lens. If you have a suggestion- please let me know. Iâm learning as I go and so appreciate your help. Sundae ;-)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a fun idea for kids parties or just for your kids lunches. Blessed by your neighborhood Squid Angel.