My two boys love playing with dinosaurs, and they love making dinosaur lands with volcanoes, and hidden dinosaur bones. They have fantastic imaginations, so I thought I’d make their dinosaur adventures even more exciting today by making their very own dinosaur fossils. This dinosaur activity was a huge hit with them!
We made our fossils by using a basic salt dough recipe that we always use; 1 cup of salt, 1 cup of plain flour, and 3 quarters of a cup of cold water mixed in gradually.
We divided the dough into golf ball size pieces and flattened them out to around 0.5cms in thickness.
My boys then used their plastic dinosaurs to imprint onto the flattened pieces of salt dough. They used the dinosaur tails, feet, bodies, and heads. They also used plastic forks to give the fossils a bone texture too.
We popped the salt dough into the microwave for 4 minutes, and then checked them, they were still a little bit wet so we popped them back in for 30 second bursts until they hardened. We let them cool and then we dabbed a little white and brown paint on them to give them an authentic look.
My boys were so excited to bury the fossils and rediscover them in their self-made dinosaur land in my lounge.
This dinosaur activity is so easy, and very cheap, give it a go!