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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

DIY Faux Fossils!

Here's an activity that's fun for kids of all ages!
Faux Fossils!
Perfect for a little science lesson!
First we bought a bucket of Air Dry clay.

 It's smooth and easy to work with.
 It's sort of tan/gray when it's wet...but dries white!

Give each child a ball about the size of a golf ball

 They can roll it out smooth...
 And then press it flat...about 1/2 inch thick.

 Then take little things like seashells, rocks, leaves or even a trilobite
 and gently press them into the clay...

 leaving behind subtle fossil-like imprints!
 We used a straw to poke a hole in them...and
set them in the sun to dry.
 They could be painted...
 And worn like a necklace...or hung on the Christmas tree!
 Fingerprints are adorable too!

Linking up to THESE parties this week!


1 comment:

Dawn Garlick said...

Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing :0)

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