Sunday, September 20, 2009

Simply Made Sunday: Fossils


The theme for ds4’s kindergarten this week was dinosaurs and I found a cute little fossil craft for the boys to make.  It makes a big batch so you may want to save this for a group event.

What you need:

1 cup sand
3 cups flour
2 cups salt
1 cup water
wax paper
small objects to make impressions in the dough…for our purposes we used small plastic dinosaurs, but little leaves and twigs would have been cute too.

Mix sand, flour, water and salt until well blended.  Add as much more water as needed to mixture, a little at a time, to form a doughy consistency.  Knead in the bowl until smooth and flatten out on the waxed paper.  Use a dull knife to cut out slabs large enough for your objects.  Press objects firmly into dough.  You can spray the objects with cooking spray to keep them from sticking to the dough (and it makes a neat outline on the fossil.)  Take the object out…there is your fossil!  Put in oven on low heat for about 3 hours to dry completely (you can also just let them sit in a sunny spot but we had no sun this week lol.)



IMG_2834 Cool, huh?  They dry nice and hard too, which is a good thing when you are dealing with little boys.  ;)  My older boy came in when we were done and asked if they were edible lol.  I know they looked good, but not that good. 

Simply Made Sunday is hosted by Susana at Our Homeschool Fun.  Hop on over to join in.  Congrats to Susana on her newest little addition to the family!  He’s a cutie. :)


  1. Your fossils look great! I've never seen any made like this before. Thank you for sharing this!!


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