Wanna Make some DIY Alphabet Fossils with us?
With school being out we needed to find some fun things for the kids to do this summer. One of our first craft projects we decided to do was DIY Alphabet Fossils. Not only are these super easy but they are something that the kids can help out with and they can use them all summer long to help them learn to spell.
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First we were going to make DIY blocks but then my son kept bringing over an old DIY fossil that he made when we went to visit an interactive dinosaur museum on vacation once. So I figured that since he always carried that around with him he would enjoy our DIY alphabet fossils as well. My daughter loves everything about school and is always interested in learning activities so she was excited and on-board with the idea too.
DIY Alphabet Fossils For Kids
What you will need:
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of salt
1 cup of water
Large Mixing Bowl
Small Glass, Bowl or Circle Container (for making the circle shaped fossils but you can use square or any other shape you’d like)
Fun Tip for your DIY Alphabet Fossils: to make colored alphabet fossils add some food coloring to the mixture.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Combine flour, salt and water in the mixing bowl until well blended. We kneaded the dough for about 5 min to make sure it was well mixed.
Step 2: Roll out the dough until it’s about 1/4″ thick. You can use a rolling pin if you want or you can use a drinking glass.
Step 3: Using a small drinking glass, cookie cutter or container of your choice cut your shape out of the dough. We used a small drinking glass that had an octagon shape to it.
Step 4: Using a toothpick or butter knife, write a letter of the alphabet onto each of the dough pieces to create the “alphabet fossils”. If you have all 26 letters and some extra dough left over you can create more letters so they have plenty of letters to work with when spelling their words.
Step 5: Transfer the dough pieces to a baking sheet (you can line it with parchment paper if you’d like) and bake for about 1 hour. Allow to cool completely.
Once the DIY alphabet fossils are cooled down let your child create words and practice their spelling skills!
Fun Tip for your DIY Alphabet Fossils: You can even have kids paint the finished fossils for more fun. Have them mix colors to practice learning their colors (ie. red and blue makes green, red and yellow makes orange, etc.)
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