Making Fossils

Today you get to make your own glop of earth that holds an embedded fossil. If you close the dough over the top of the fossil, you can hammer it apart after itโ€™s had two days to dry.

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10 Responses to “Making Fossils”
  1. Aurora says:

    I’ve sent you a private email answering your question.

  2. wendy0gors says:

    Do you have a good video or reference to show the kids how fossils are formed in the natural world? Like how a tree seems to turn to rock?

  3. Michelle Stevens says:


  4. Aurora says:

    You can add more flour if you think it’s too wet, or more water if it feels too crumbly and dry. It’s ok if it sits for a few hours to harden up.

  5. Michelle Stevens says:

    I think I did something wrong. The dough took a few hours to dry enough for me to put my fossil in. And It’s still not dry yet today. Did I use too much?

  6. Aurora says:

    Try it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Michelle Stevens says:

    Could you use colored sand in place of dirt so that your fossil is colored?

  8. says:

    Worked great! So fun.

  9. Aurora says:

    Add more flour – that should fix it!

  10. Leah Thompson says:

    Mine is to watery how do I fix that ?

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