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salt dough fossils

 

Dinosaur week would not be complete without making salt dough fossils! This is an easy and fun way for children to learn about fossils, paleontology, and dinosaurs.

Salt dough dinosaur fossils

Supplies:  Salt dough, large dinosaur figurines, paint and paintbrushes.

Salt Dough Fossils

Step 1:  Make salt dough using this recipe.

Salt Dough Fossils

Salt Dough Fossils

Step 2:  Press each dinosaur figurine firmly into the dough.

Step 3:  Bake each “fossil” at 350 degrees until it is hardened.

Salt Dough Fossils

Step 4:  After they cool, paint the fossil (dinosaur part) so it stands out from the rest of the dough.

Salt Dough Fossils

Salt Dough Fossils

For more fun, you can break apart your fossil and then use the pieces to have a dinosaur dig!

Salt Dough Fossils

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