Fun Stegosaurus Potato

Stegosaurus Potato

My boys love jacket potatoes, and like me crispy skin is the go. Looking at one it does seem quite leathery a lot like I imagine a dinosaur would look and that of course lead me into the kitchen …

Here’s my fun food, jacket potato stegosaurus. The boys were really, really excited about the result!

Jacket  potato Stegosaurus fun food

Cute food for kids dinosaur


– Jacket potato (I used one and a bit ….)

– Raw sweet potato (kumara). It tastes great, if you haven’t tried you must! Can always be substituted for carrot

– Carrot

– Vegetables for the ground. I used broccoli, peas, corn


1. Bake potato. A long-ish, thin-ish one works for shape!

Jacket Stegosaurus - 1 potato (1 of 1)

2. Cut spikes from sweet potato and insert into slots sliced into the top of the potato. A double row creates a great visual.

Jacket Stegosaurus - 2 spines (1 of 1)

3. And then ensure they go all down the back.

Jacket Stegosaurus - 3 more spines (1 of 1)

4. I used the ends of a second potato to make a head and tail.

Jacket Stegosaurus - 4 head & tail (1 of 1)

5. Before putting some longer sweet potato spikes into the tail.

Jacket Stegosaurus - 5 tail spikes (1 of 1)

6. Next I added some legs from more potato.

Jacket Stegosaurus - 6 legs (1 of 1)

7. And gave her a carrot face.

Jacket Stegosaurus - 7 face (1 of 1)

8. To simulate the lush undergrowth I used broccoli, peas and corn.

Jacket potato dinosaur

9. Easy as that!

Cute food for fussy kids dinosaur

10. Or that …..

Fun food for kids dinosaur



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