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Looking for a cheap, easy, and super fun way to entertain the kiddos? Make some Dino Fossils! This interactive activity will not only entertain and spark creativity but is a great way to educate.


  • 2 cups flour (I used wheat flour to make a darker dough that looked more natural)
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • Plastic dinosaurs
  • Plastic dinosaur skeletons


  1.  Mix the flour, salt, and warm water together to make the salt dough.  I use my Kitchen Aid to mix, but you could also do it with a wooden spoon.
  2. Make a small ball of dough, then press it flat with the palm of your hand.
  3. Gently press a dinosaur skeleton toy into the dough.  Gently lift the toy up to reveal a cool impression! Dinosaur feet, leaves, and twigs work really well too.
  4. Repeat with the plastic dinosaur toys for another cool look!
  5. Line up all your “fossils” on a baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees for 1-2 hours.  Remove once they are hard.

Shoutout to the blog Make Life Lovely for this fun and interactive activity! If you are looking for more activities head over to: www.makelifelovely.com

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