Hatchers is one of the great toys/learning tools that Uncle Milton's came up with to show how Dinosaurs came into being. Originally, I had hoped to send these to my grandson and let him and his mom take the pictures as they developed, but his mom is seriously ill, and I did not feel it was appropriate to send a set of toys to them so that they could document how these grew. They do not live in the same state as I do so it's not like I can go there and do it or I would. So, I asked permission from Uncle Milton's to let me use their images that they had on site.
I am so sorry you won't be able to see the "real" progression but I hope you understand.
What you do carefully take the egg out the plastic container and put the egg in a large glass of water that is room temperature. Don't do cold water or hot water, please. In about 24-48 hours, Tiny will crack through the egg and grow larger. You can remove Tiny from the glass when she has stopped growing. Go ahead and throw the egg shells in the trash.
Tiny will return to her original size if left out of the water. She grows again when you place her back into the water! She can grow up to 4 times her size! I would have loved to have seen this experiment.
Oh, this is not recommended for children under 3 years old as there are small parts. There are a total of 4 different Dinosaur characters and besides Tiny there is Buddy, who is the other one we got and is the orange one to the left at the top picture, then Shiny is after Tiny (blueish color) and lastly there is Don. It all sounds like alot of fun for your child and I hope you and your family enjoy watching them grow.
Besides the Dinosaur Train, there are way to many other series to tell you about so please visit Uncle Milton and discover what else that they have in store for you and your children to enjoy and learn about.
I found this under About Us:
Founded in 1946, Uncle Milton creates, produces and markets proprietary and licensed toys that have outstanding play value and maximum kid-appeal. Since its introduction in 1956, the Ant Farm® brand ant habitat has grown to become a universally recognized icon of American pop culture.
Building on the quality and innovation of their flagship brand, Uncle Milton today leads the science category with popular brands including Star Wars™ Science, Jim Henson’s DINOSAUR TRAIN™, In My Room, and Explore It!, composed of award-winning toys that inspire wonder, learning and fun.
In the spring of 2012, the company will launch a new line of National Geographic branded Outdoor Explorer toys. Uncle Milton, a Transom Capital Group company, distributes its lines of toys at fine specialty toy, hobby, gift, mass merchant and department stores nationwide, as well as through popular online retailers.You can connect with Uncle Milton several ways:
Uncle Milton's has been kind enough to offer one winner a Two Pack of Dinosaur Hatcher's for you and your family. Open to U.S. only.