We created dinosaur fossils and will be using them for a variety of activities! These are made with using just 3 ingredients and we are having so much fun with them this week. They are taste safe, durable and look so rustic and real! The best part is, the kids can create them with you, which is a separate activity on its own!
Some activity options are:
- Match the Dino: Use the fossils to match them to the correct toy dinosaur
- Counting Fossils: Tally how many heads, arms, bones, teeth, etc you have
- Sensory Bin: Use some kinetic sand and brushes to create a “dinosaur dig”
Here is the recipe with ingredients that you most likely already have in your pantry:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 3/4 cup warm water
- brown food colour (This is optional. Without this, they are a beautiful cream colour)
Use some elbow grease to knead everything together (or if you are lazy like me, use a KitchenAid mixer). Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter or a small knife to cut out shapes of your choice (we chose circles). Use toy dinosaurs to imprint feet, arms, heads, spines, etc onto each cutout and place on the baking tray. Place the cutouts about 1cm apart (they do not spread). Bake at 300F for 90 minutes (they should feel hard once done). Turn the oven off and leave the trays in the oven until cooled.
Use your hands to create any other dinosaur bones you like. Some dinosaur fossil options are:
- tusks / horns
- spikes / spines
- leg/arm bones
- dinosaur eggs
- nest for the eggs
The options are quite endless, involve your kids and let their imaginations go wild! If you try this activity, share it on Instagram and tag me!