I came across the coolest Web blog a couple of weeks ago that has the most FANTASTIC crafty ideas for kids. I actually gasped when I scrolled through all the ingenius ideas before my eyes. Check out her blog: That Artist Woman.
Making dinosaur fossils was our first project. The kids love to go on scavenger hunts outside and I thought this was a great way to peak their imaginations. So, I picked a Saturday and invited Logan, their best friend from across the street, to come help us out.
I have to warn you, this project takes all day until it is completed, so luckily I had other activities planned out to keep them entertained until the fossils were finished.
We started off by making the salt dough. SUPER FUN!
such a great moosher
Drew and I even got into the fun!
Then it was time to cut out our circles in the dough. You could probably make these any shape you want, but we followed the instructions from That Artist Woman. You have to roll the dough out, keeping it about an inch thick. We used a coffee mug to cut our circle size.
Then they pressed leaves, flowers, and plastic dinosaur toys into the dought to make the fossile shapes.
Then it was time to bake them. My advice…let them burn if you want. You aren’t going to eat them and if they are not hard enough after baking, they will get soggy when you paint them and add the modge podge. So, after twe hours of bake time, the kids finally painted them.
after the paint dried, we coated them with modge podge. Then let that dry.
After it is dry, the kids can hide them, toss them, or whatever they want. It was a great way to keep them busy and they play with them almost every day. Check out That Artist Woman’s blog for more fun and crafty activities. We will be doing more soon!