Destructive Dinosaurs Bonus Activities!

Monday 19th February 2018

The dinosaurs have arrived! This week we've got a cool craft for all the dinosaur-loving little ones out there. So get your toy dinos at the ready, because it's time to get crafting.

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Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

For this cool craft, you will need some small toy dinosaurs, salt, plain flour and water - it's as simple as that! First things first, we're going to make the dough.

In a mixing bowl, mix 1/2 a cup of salt with 1 cup of flour and stir together. Then slowly stir in 1/2 a cup of water. The dough shouldn’t be too sticky, so add a bit more flour if it's too wet. Knead the dough and divide it into equal-sized balls.

Flatten out each ball and make imprints into the dough with your toy dinosaurs! Are you going to make some footprints with your T-Rex? Or maybe use your Stegosaurus' spines or Teradactyl's wings? Try printing with a variety of parts of your dinosaurs.

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Place your dough pieces on some baking paper on a baking tray, and bake in the oven for about 1.5 hours on a very low heat. This low and slow method helps harden the dough so that your fossils set.

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Take them carefully out of the oven and let them cool down. You could decorate your dinosaur fossils with paint or glitter, or leave them plain! You're all done.

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How cool are they?! We hope you enjoy your week and have a fab, dino-tastic time making these salt dough dinosaurs. Rawr!


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