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dinosaur fossils

10 dinosaur activities for kids

If you pop by Happy Whimsical Hearts occasionally you probably know…
…Dino Boy loves dinosaurs!
So here is our very own round up of dinosaur activities *smile*

#1 dinosaur mud cakes

#2 making dinosaur fossils

#3 hunting for dinosaurs

#4 baking dinosaur imprint biscuits

#5 dinosaur hands

#6 dinosaur land {small world play}

#7 dinosaur egg hunt

#8 making dinosaur candles

#9 dinosaur birthday cake

#10 dinosaur t-shirt painting
And here are some on our to-do list


Dinosaur ‘fossils’

My mum and I went to a community course many many moons ago to make salt dough creations and I remember having great fun. So when I was trying to work out a way to do dinosaur ‘fossil’ imprints I thought – salt dough!

It’s super easy to make and fun to play with. All you need is 300 g flour, 200 ml water and 300 g salt. Mix it all up, roll it out and go for it!

Master D got a slab of the dough and using his mini dinosaur toys made ‘fossil’ imprints. Next we used a dinosaur cookie cutter to make larger t-rex outlines (we tried using it properly but the hands and tail kept breaking).

Since we had extra salt dough I couldn’t resist doing Little Miss Q’s foot and hand print 🙂 And she was a very obliging model. Then we popped our creations in the oven at 180° for around 30 minutes.

The next day we got painting – using pva paint (1 part pva glue and 2 parts poster paint). Here are our results:

We might keep this in mind for Christmas decorations too! And here is one of Master D’s paintings using his mini dinos as paint brushes:

After this he painted his arms green to ‘go dino’!

Thanks for reading, Kelly