Create a Fossil

Fossils help kids to understand the world that once existed. This create a fossil guide will help kids understand how fossils are formed and its importance in studying extinct animals like dinosaurs.

Dinosaur fossils are fun and easy to make. Plus, it is a great avenue to learn Jurassic period and this can also be used in games and role plays.

What you will need:

  • Salt
  • Plain Flour
  • Water
  • Food dye (Brown) or you can use brown paint if food dye isn’t available
  • Dinosaur Figurines


  • Mix salt, flour and colored water to form a dough mixture. Make sure to bench and knead so that all ingredients will be mixed and will form a ball of dough.
  • Divide the dough into smaller ones. The size will depend on your preference.
  • Press the dinosaur figurines into the dough gently.
  • Place the dough into the baking tray with baking paper under.
  • Place it in a sunny dry space for hours or days and wait until it dries completely. The fossils can be placed in the oven with low heat or air dried for faster drying.
  • Once the dough hardens and dries out, the color will be of light brown.
  • Paint the imprints of dinosaur with brown paint to details on the dinosaur’s imprints.

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