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Dough Dinosaur Bones and Fossils

My daughter has been learning about Dinosaurs all week in her Preschool Class.   She brought home quite a few pictures of different Dinosaurs using all different types of media such as;  paints, toothpicks, q-tips and crayons.  They have learned songs and so many fun things.  I have to say her favorite as well as mine have to be the Dinosaur Bones and Fossils that she brought home.

Becca teacher made a varied of bones and fossils that she hide in the play area for the children to find.  Each child came home with two or three bones and/or fossils.  Becca was lucky enough to get two bones and a fossil.   The kids are still finding the hidden bones weeks later.  The excitement when one of the bones or fossils is found is amazing.

I started examining the bones and fossil to see what they were made of and they look alike Christmas dough ornaments that I do this kids at Christmas. I never thought of using the dough to make other items, what a great idea!

Dinosaur bones

This recipe is only a few ingredients and easy to make:


  • 2 cup of All Purposed Flours
  • 1 cup of Salt
  • 3/4 to 1 cup of Water


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • Blend in a mixer the Flour and Salt
  • Slowly add water until the dough forms a ball
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface to create your fossil, you can use cookie cutters or small plastic dinosaurs and press into dough to make an impression.  Use your hands to sculpt bones.
  • Place on a cookie sheet.  For the best results bake bones and fossils of the same thickness together.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until dough is a white or light tan color.

Here is an example of the Dinosaur Fossil.

Dinosaur fossil

Here is an example of some Dinosaur bones.

Dinosaur bone

I just love this idea; it would be great for a little boy’s party or even decoration for Halloween.

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