Friday, September 2, 2011

Dinosaur Themed Preschool Craft Idea: Dinosaur Fossils

In August, we learned about dinosaurs. We did so many fun things that I still haven't written about them all. For this project we used a simple salt dough recipe and some plastic dinosaurs to make our own "dinosaur fossils."

Preschool (or Tot-school) Craft Idea: Dinosaur Fossils

  • 1 batch of salt dough
  • plastic dinosaurs
  • cookie sheets or other baking pans
  • oven (optional)
  • paints (optional)

  1. Mix up a batch of salt dough, and let it rest for 20 minutes. Use this time to hunt for all of the plastic dinosaurs that have suddenly gone missing in your house. No, I didn't plan this part of the activity, but it worked out to be fun though.
  2. Divide the dough into balls. We have big plastic dinosaurs so we just made 6, but if you had smaller dinosaurs you could make a lot more.
  3. Flatten into a roughly oval shape and press a different type of dinosaur into each piece of salt dough.
  4. Bake, or let dry.
  5. Have fun with the dinosaur fossils by painting them, naming the different dinosaurs found in each one, putting them in a sensory bin, or going on an archeological dig for dinosaur fossils.

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