Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

Salt dough dinosaur fossils are easy to make and will get any little dinosaur fan excited. This dinosaur activity uses just 3 simple ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy.  The best bit is that once complete the fossils will last forever. 

Salt dough dinosaur fossils recipe.  A simple dinosaur activity idea for toddlers and preschoolers.

Little dinosaur fans will also love our dinosaur swamp, dinosaur small world with cloud dough, or camouflaged dinosaurs

How to make dinosaur fossils

Mix up a batch of salt dough using our simple salt dough recipe

Let your little one enjoy squashing, squeezing and playing with the salt dough and then roll it into little balls. Squash each of the balls of salt dough and then press a little dinosaur figure into it. When you remove the dinosaur toy you will be left with a dinosaur imprint. 

Salt dough dinosaur fossils recipe.  A dinosaur activity idea for kids. Simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers.

Leave the salt dough fossils to dry in a warm room for a couple of days or put them in the oven at a low temperature for a couple of hours. Turn the fossils over to make sure both sides have dried out. 

Dinosaur fossil craft for kids made from salt dough

Harry loved making and playing with these fossils and a year later we still have them! We made fossils using lots of different types and sizes of dinosaurs.  Harry also made the dinosaurs walk through the salt dough to create footprints. 

Harry: Age 2 

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