- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1/2 Cup Used Coffee Grounds
- 1/4 Cup Salt
- 1/4 Cup Sand
- Fossil Objects (sea shells, plastic dinosaurs, or other small objects)
Start out by mixing together all of the dry ingredients. Add the water a little at a time until you have a thick dough. You do not want it to crumble, but you also so not want it too wet and sticky.
Flatten your dough on your work surface so it is about an inch thick. Carefully press and remove your fossil objects into your clay until you get nice impressions. Let your clay fossil dry completely before you move it. This can take a few days depending on the thickness of your project and the humidity.