How to Make Easy Fossils With Glue & Play-Doh


Teaching children how nature forms fossils is sometimes easier when you can show them. Create fossil imprints with Play-Doh and make the fossil itself out of glue. This is a simple project that young kids can do and understand. Fossils from dinosaur days are a source of interest for many children, as are fossilized objects such as bones, leaves or shells. Show kids pictures on the Internet of real fossils, or go on a field trip to the science museum for more in-depth fossil learning.

Things You'll Need

  • Shells, leaves, twigs
  • White school glue
  • Lay some Play-Doh out on a hard surface and flatten it out a bit with the palm of your hand.

  • Press a shell, small tree branch or leaf into the Play-Doh to make an impression of the object.

  • Pull the object out of the Play-Doh very gently so you won't alter the impression at all.

  • Squeeze white school glue into the impression of the object, filling it up.

  • Allow the glue to dry in the Play-Doh overnight.

  • Pull the glue fossil out of the Play-Doh.

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