Dinosaur Fossils

by Nick Pan

Fossils bear the record of the Earth's natural history. Stoke your child's interest in our planet's heritage and have some fun with handicraft at the same time.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Suitable For: 4 - 5 years old

Estimated Time: 15 - 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Dinosaur Fossils

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Throw and roll, catch

  • Intellectual - Time and events, observing, classifying, asking questions

  • Emotional - Self-directed learner, perseverance, inventiveness, comfortable and happy with themselves

  • Social - Be willing to share and take turns with others


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Step 1

Cut a slice of sawdust clay and knead it.

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Step 3

Use a dinosaur toy to create an impression in the clay.

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Step 5

Paint the fossils. Decorate them as you like.

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  • Sawdust Clay

  • Craft Cutting Board

  • Dinosaur Toys

  • Paint Brush

  • Paint (Poster Colour)

  • Palette

Step 2

Roll the clay into a ball and flatten it.

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Step 4

Repeat Steps 1 to 3 to create more fossil impressions.

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Step 6

Use the dinosaur fossils as decoration or paper weight!


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