Salt Dough Fossil Craft for Kids to Make When learning about dinosaurs

Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

Easy to make with kids salt dough Dinosaur Fossil Craft.
Keyword Dinosaur Activities, Dinosaur Crafts, Fossils, Salt Dough
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Drying Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 8 small dinosaur fossils
Author Cerys Parker




  • When you have made your salt dough split it into 8 similar sized clumps give out to the children.

    Making Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils
  • Roll the salt dough to approximately 2cm (3/4 inch thick.
  • Into the flat surface carefully press a small toy dinosaur.
    Creating Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils
  • To dry the salt dough before painting place on a baking tray and into an oven on the lowest setting for approximately 2hours.
  • Once dry - then paint your salt dough fossils to make them look like rocks.
    Creating Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils
  • Leave to dry and if you wish to seal them then apply a coat of mod podge to the dry painted fossil.
    Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils