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Salt Dough Fossils

My 10 year old has been helping me teach her little sisters about dinosaurs this year, since it's one of her favorite topics. She asked me to buy some extra salt and flour this week so she could teach the little girls how to make salt dough dinosaur fossils. My preschoolers had a blast playing with the dough and making dinosaur prints and my older daughter had fun teaching them all about fossils. It was the perfect way for big sister to review everything she's learned about fossils while doing a fun hands on activity with the younger girls. How to Make Salt Dough: Before you can make fossils, you need to make your salt dough. It's a very simple recipe- just flour, salt, and water. We used 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, and a little over a cup of water.  Start by mixing the flour and salt in a large bowl. Then slowly add cool water until a thick dough forms. Knead it a few times with your hands, and that's it. Salt Dough Fossils: To make dinosaur fossils with your salt
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