Tiffany Doerr Guerzon
DIY dinosaur fossils
- Air dry clay
- Brown or black ink pad
- Small plastic dinosaurs or plastic dinosaur skeletons
- Optional: makeup sponge
Roll a ball of clay slightly larger than the dinosaur. Flatten the clay with your hand to about a half-inch thickness. Leave the edges and surface uneven, this adds to the look of old rock.
Next, press the dino into the clay to make an impression. Remove the dino and allow the clay to dry. When the clay is dry, use your fingers or a makeup sponge to rub ink lightly over the surface (not inside the imprint) of the “fossil.” This makes the imprint stand out as well as giving it an aged look.
Try this technique with other toys as well. You can make footprint fossils with a larger dino toy, or make fossils from other animals, shells and plants.