Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

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Ok, this is our last dinosaur project for a while, I promise! But I’ve become a big fan of salt dough lately, and Travis never tires of mixing flour and water, so we gave this project a quick go!

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!

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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.

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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.

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We let our fossils air-dry this time around, although you can speed up the process in the oven.

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Now your budding archaeologist can dig up dino fossils any time he or she likes!

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