Activities | Fossil making

How about mixing a craft activity with a bit of geography and history knowledge too. Perfect for a miserable day to create a collection of fossils.

You need:

  • Our white dough
  • Collection objects you want to fossilise
  • Rolling pin


  • Roll out dough thickly to just under 1cm
  • Print objects you want make fossils of
  • Bake for two hours (longer than original method says to get the darker look for fossils)

The result….


How fossils are made

This is a great activity to do with all ages but perhaps you can do this activity with older children to help explain how fossils are made. Kiddle is a great online resource for children-here is their explanation.

© pocketnannies 2016

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