Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fossil Day

This is the post (from I can't remember where) that I used for ideas:

Let's make sure we have everything we need:

Books to read?

Sample fossils to explore?

A dinosaur snack?

Shells and model dinosaurs to use for impressions?

Who knew learning about fossils could be so much fun!

Fossil Dough Recipe

1 cup used coffee grounds (I used brown decorative sand from the dollar store)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup cold coffee (I just added cocoa to water) 

Stir the together the coffee grounds, flour, and salt until they are well mixed. Then pour in the coffee a little at a time and mix until you have a soft dough. (You may not use all the coffee.) Work the dough on wax paper, freezer paper, etc. and then allow to dry for a day or two. We used sea shells, leaves, and model dinosaurs to create examples of impression fossils. 

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