Create your own magical prehistoric terrariums and dioramas while teaching kids about dinosaurs and their habitats.
Tiny Dino Worlds shows dinosaur lovers of all ages how to create prehistoric habitats with real plants. From active volcanoes and dino poop to handmade fossils and interactive terrariums, kids and adults alike will have fun building living habitats for all of their favorite dinos.
Design a Jurassic world with plants that actually look just like prehistoric ones – or stage an epic battle between the vicious T-rex and the stubborn Triceratops. Tiny Dino Worlds includes 26 simple projects (appropriate for kids ages 4-10), ranging from making sticky mud traps from homemade slime to cracking open "ice eggs" to reveal the dino hidden inside. Written by a crafty mom and vetted by two palaeontologists, this book is jam-packed with fun, educational projects, weird but true facts about dinosaurs, and gorgeous step-by-step photography.
Christine Bayles Kortsch is an author, teacher, professor of English, photographer, and hands-on mother of two boys, ages 11 and 9. She has over a decade of teaching experience, including Pre-K-10th grade children. Christine also teaches her Ink & Stem workshops (which combine creative writing with succulent and terrarium craft) at venues such as the Makerie, Two Hands Paperie, the Living Arts School, and the Denver Botanic Gardens.
"Tiny Dino Worlds brings dinosaurs back down to Earth, providing powerful hands-on learning experiences that embed these ancient animals within familiar-looking habitats. Imagine if children had the tools to recreate their very own dinosaur worlds. Well, now they do!"
– Scott Sampson, PhD, Executive Director of California Academy of Sciences; Host & Science Advisor of PBS Kids' Dinosaur Train