Have you guys heard of salt dough? It’s a dream activity for large groups of kids because it only has 3 ingredients, so it’s a breeze to prep! This summer, we used it to make dinosaur fossils.

Here’s the scoop:

Mix together 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of flour and 4 cups of water.

Make into balls and store in Ziploc bags until ready to use.

On fossil day of Summer Camp, we retrieved the salt dough bags and rolled out the dough. We let the kids separate their portions into small disks (similar to the size of a drink coaster). Next we offered them plastic dinosaur toys that they could impress in the dough. Another option for some of the older ones was to actually carve out their dino shapes with toothpicks. Either way, they all had a great time creating their fossils!

Dino Fossils

Once everyone was done creating, we laid them on cookie sheets and baked in the oven at 365 for 20 minutes to harden.

After the fossils were done, we let the kids paint them and dry overnight.

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