Dinosaur Fossil Activity
Do you love dinos? We sure do! This fun activity will turn ever child into a paleontologist! Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils Materials 2 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour or Gluten Free Flour 1 Cup Salt 1 Cup Warm Water Deep pan or box Dirt, sand, beads, or another material to “bury” the bones Paint…
Published on April 10, 2020
Do you love dinos? We sure do! This fun activity will turn ever child into a paleontologist!
Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils
- 2 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour or Gluten Free Flour
- 1 Cup Salt
- 1 Cup Warm Water
- Deep pan or box
- Dirt, sand, beads, or another material to “bury” the bones
- Paint brushes (old tooth brushes work too!)
- Have an adult preheat the oven to 200° Fahrenheit
- In a large bowl combine 2 cups flour, salt, and warm water. Mix ingredients with a large spoon (or your hands!). If the mixture is sticky, slowly add the remaining 1/2 cup flour.
- After mixing, arrange your dough into desired shapes directly on a cookie sheet or make imprints of dinosaur toys in the dough. (Hint: What other shapes can you make? Repeat this activity for other interests as well!)
- Bake “fossils” or imprints for 1 hour or until hard. Have your adult remove the salt dough fossils and let cool completely before touching.
- Play with your fossils outside in the dirt or have an adult hide them around the house or bury them in a box or pan for you to search for- just like a real dino-discovery excavation!
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