Playdough Seashell Fossils Activity

If you can't head off to the beach this summer, there's no need to worry! With this fabulous Playdough Seashell Fossils activity, your kids can explore and enjoy an ocean-themed playtime and have just as much fun at home!

playdough seashell fossils

It's an awesome sensory activity, especially if your kids are starting to fine-tune their motor skills. Young children will love pressing the seashells onto playdough and it's an amazing way to allow your little one to start improving their skills in a fun way!

You'll only need to grab playdough and a few seashells for this activity and your little ones will be on their way to have a field day making these cute seashell fossils!

You could buy playdough or use one of our homemade playdough recipes

Playdough Seashell Fossils

Seashell Fossils Supplies:

  • Playdough
  • Seashells
  • Rolling Pin

Seashell Fossils Playdough Activity:

STEP 1: Grab your playdough and seashells.

Start by getting all your supplies in order! I loved doing this activity with my kids outside, but it's totally mess-free so feel free to make these seashells fossils on any table in your home!

Invite your little one to take out the playdough and roll it with a rolling pins until the playdough is flat on the surface. Alternatively you could squash the playdough with your hand.

seashell fossils

STEP 2: Make shell imprints.

Now, encourage your child to place and press the seashells to the playdough and even roll the rolling pin over it to press the seashells even more deep onto the playdough.

playdough fossils

fossil playdough activity

STEP 3: Uncover the fossils!

Carefully remove the seashells from the playdough or teach your child how to do it. You'll be left with a fossil shape with the same texture as the seashell! I loved letting my kids compare these playdough fossils to the real thing!

playdough fossils summer activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

seashell fossils summer activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

shell playdough activity

Aren't these playdough seashell fossils adorable?! I love playing with playdough with my kids! It's such an easy and entertaining playtime activity, and let's not mention budget-friendly! We hope you enjoyed this playdough activity as much as we did! Making seashell fossils is a perfect summer activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

Seashell fossils. Making playdough fossils is a fun summer activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

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