In a bowl or basin, have your child combine the following:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
Mix with your hands, and add more flour if it seems too sticky. Show your child how to knead the dough – a neat little lesson if you ever intend to bake bread with them later on!
Then it was time to roll our dough out. We rolled ours a bit too thin – aim for 1/2-inch thick for the best dinosaur imprints.
Cut circles from the dough with a cookie cutter, and then press toy plastic dinosaurs into the dough to leave an imprint. Travis loved using the cookie cutter to make circles within circles, while I set aside our finished “fossil” imprints.
We let our fossils air-dry this time around, although you can speed up the process in the oven.
Now your budding archaeologist can dig up dino fossils any time he or she likes!