Dippy at Home - Make your own dino poop


A brightly coloured wildflower meadow.


Suitable for: children aged 5-11.

About dino poop

We haven’t found any fossilised Diplodocus poop as scientists think Dippy poop was probably quite runny. Each poop would have made a 10 metre diameter cowpat. Nowadays, birds and animals often eat fruit and nuts and their seeds pass into in their poop. This is a way that seeds are spread to new environments. 

Find out more about how poop spreads seeds (external link)

How to make your own dino poop

You can make dino poop at home that will help to spread wildflowers to encourage the bees and other pollinators to visit your garden.

What you will need:

• 100g peat free compost
• 20g clay powder 20g
• 10g wild flower seeds 10g
• Water
• Bowl


1. Place the compost, clay powder and wild flower seeds in the bowl.

2. Mix thoroughly with your hands.

3. Add enough water to make a compost dough.

4. Shape into balls (Dino poop).

5. Let the balls dry in the sun.

6. Throw the poop onto land where you want to grow the flowers and wait.

Please use the hashtag #DippyAtHome to share any photos of your dinosaur poop.

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Season (19 June 2020 - 12 Dec 2020)