Earlier in the week, I saw salt dough creations at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns and it reminded me that salt dough has been on my to do list for a long time. Then, I happened to see salt dough dinosaur fossils at Miller Moments and knew we had to make some of our own since South Dakota has been a hot spot for dinosaur fossils and we are currently studying South Dakota.
This is the recipe we used (from Miller Moments):
1 cup of salt
2 cups of flour
1 cup of warm water
Mix thoroughly until dough consistency. Roll out and create dinosaur footprints by stomping toy dinosaurs in the dough!
To dry, place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees until dry. Or just leave out for several days until dry.
While C and R worked on making their fossils, we listened to various artists singing original songs about the T. rex named Sue on a CD we borrowed from the library.
Overall, the CD was pretty good in that it told the whole story of how Sue was found and how she eventually made it to the Field Museum in Chicago. I don't really care for most of the music, but the lyrics are very educational. My favorite song from the collection is How Do You Get to South Dakota? C and R like all of the songs.