After a recent trip to Drumheller, THE Dinosaur capital of Canada, my future paleontologist got his craft on with some Salt dough to make these DIY fossils.
What you'll need:
Chopping Board (easier to clean up)
Brown Chalk (optional)
1. Make the dough, tear into smallish balls, and press down making a rough circle shape.
2. Press Dinosaur parts into the dough.
3. Poke a drinking straw into the top if you want to hang it up.
4. Bake as per recipe (3 hours as long as the dough piece isn't too thick)
5. Crush up some brown chalk and rub that over the baked 'fossil' to age it.
6. Thread a piece of string through the hole at the top and hang on kiddos wall.
Spooky faces appearing as if by magic
It's all fun and games til Dad takes over!
A Parasaurolophus so my 3 yr old informs me!
The baked article, I liked the look of the cracking and irregular shape.
After aging with Brown chalk.
And because Salt Dough isn't just for kids, a sneak peek at some Christmas in July projects I've been working on.