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We are learning all about dinosaurs this week and so we made some dinosaur fossils.
First we put some playdough into a plastic container and pressed a dinosaur into the playdough. Take the dinosaur out and see the indentation that it leaves in the playdough.
Hunter had great time making footprints with his dinosaur.
This picture didn’t come out, but it’s the only one I have of this step. Next mix up some Plaster of Paris (use a 2:1 ratio with water). Pour the plaster over your playdough so that it fills in the indentation left from the dinosaur.
We let ours dry for a couple of hours.
After the plaster was dry, I popped Hunter’s out of his styrofoam bowl.
Then, peel off the playdough. This part ended up being kind of difficult. I would recommend using older playdough if you have it. Ours was new and still pretty sticky. I ended up scrubbing it off with water and a toothbrush. Or use white playdough if you have it, that is what Hailey used for half of hers and we couldn’t see what was left behind like we could with the red.
The completed fossils.
Then Hailey decided they should paint their fossils:
Hailey working on her painting.
The painted fossils.
(Any containers you use for this activity should be ones that can be thrown away if necessary.)
We have started learning all about dinosaurs and I have several fun activities and crafts planned! First up we did a dinosaur bones craft.
This is super easy- all you need is glue, craft sticks, toothpicks, a dinosaur shaped head and some construction paper.
For Hunter I put the glue on his paper and then he lined his sticks up with the glue. He did a really good job putting his sticks on the glue.
After you put the neck, legs and tail on, add the toothpicks for the smaller bones.
Our completed dinosaur bones.
Hunter is 16 1/2 months old.
Our focus for Tot School was space and the color orange.
Hunter made an orange tissue paper flower to add to our collection of sun catchers.
Hunter finding the orange flower.
We made some simple rocket ships that practiced shapes.
Our rocket ships. (Full post here.)
We made some fun aliens.
They turned out cute. (See the full post here.)
My favorite project of all of our space activities was this one. I love how it turned out!! See the full post here and see how great these turned out.
And of course, we made a Mother’s Day craft
Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.
I think this is my favorite of all of our space themed crafts that we did. I love how these turned out!!
You’ll need: black construction paper, coffee filter, markers, scissors, white paint, glitter glue, regular glue, star stickers, 2 spray bottles
We did the first step outside so it wouldn’t make a big mess inside. Put a small amount of white paint in one of the spray bottles and mix it with water. Then spray it on your black construction paper. This gives that galaxy look.
While that is drying, color the coffee filters with washable markers.
Then spray the coffee filters with water so that the marker spreads. When the coffee filters are dry (and it doesn’t take very long), cut out some circles to make planets. We also used the Earth we made for Earth Day as one of our planets.
Glue the planets onto the construction paper.
Add some stars. (Hunter used stickers, Hailey glued on sequence stars.)
Use the glitter glue to turn your stars into shooting stars.
Our completed projects. I love these!!
inspiration credit: Pinterest