Dinosaur Crafts

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Fossil Imprint Craft

Fun Fossil Imprints
Fun Fossil Imprints

Mix up a batch of dough and create a fossil imprint in your own kitchen.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Objects for fossil making (leaves, shells, twigs, or boiled and washed chicken leg bones)
  • Rack

How to Make Fun Fossil Imprints:

Step 1: Measure and mix together the flour, salt, and water to make a salt dough. Knead the dough for five minutes, and form it into small balls. Flatten the balls to prepare them for a fossil print.


Step 2: Make impressions in the dough with the different objects.

Step 3: Make one print in each flattened ball. Place the fossils on a rack, and let them dry for several days.

Don't get stuck in a rut with these fossils. Keep reading to learn how to make a dinosaur out of origami.

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