I wanted to do more dinosaur related activities with the kids and I was inspired by this page out of J’s book to make some dinosaur bones
I decided to make the bones out of modeling clay.
You can make these bones out of salt dough which is:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1/2 cup water
You will have to bake it for 3 hours at 325 degrees F.
Since I’d rather save on gas / electricity, I opted for air dry modeling clay instead 🙂
I let the bones dry for at least 48 hours so they are rock hard. As you can guess, the skull took a bit longer as it was pretty thick (thick skull ha ha ha) 🙂
I made some rib bones, spine segments, a hip bone, and humerus or femur bones…
Once they dry, I decided to add this to my homemade sand to do a little excavation and sensory play!
I also added some colorful beans to add to the texture. The kids loved seeing the extra colors in the sand.
Every discovered bone was met with excitement and wonder.
Then we asked our miniature dinosaur friends to join the fun!
Mr giraffe decided to join in as well
Then we buried some gold coins like pirates…