While it isn’t the normal recipe post you’re used to on here, it’s something that’s almost as fun…
Actually probably more fun..
For the kids that is!
Not that I’d judge if you sat down and started making fossils too!
The reason I’m sharing this craft is because I did it this afternoon with a bunch of little people and they had a blast! Rolling out their play-dough, finding a bug, poking it down in the dough – They loved it!
So you’ll need for this craft…
Play-Dough (This is a really good buy through Amazon – A 24 pack for $14.99!) (Play-Doh 24-Pack of Colors (Frustration Free Packaging))
Some plastic bugs (Darice 1029-03 16-Piece Plastic Insects, 2-Inch)
Or some plastic butterflies! (US Toy Detailed Toy Butterflies Assorted Breeds Novelty (1 Dozen)
To get started, roll some play-dough into a ball and pick out your buggie. (This is the part where learning about sharing comes in nicely! Actually, all the kids did really good sharing bugs and such – I’m thinking Mrs. Ladybug was the most popular though!)
Now lay poor Mr. Bug on his back and gently (but firmly) press him into the dough.. You’ll want to make sure you get all of the legs and wings pressed in too!
Peel Mr. Bug off and look at the beautiful fossil you have of him!
The kids did this over and over and over and over an- I think you get the point!
You could dry these fossils (if they finally find one they really like!) by just setting them on a plate for a few days or just pop the play-dough back in the container and make again another day!
Hope you have lots of fun with your new fossils!