Playdough Insect Fossils Idea

Playdough is always so much fun, and if your little one is stuck indoors on a rainy day and all bored and cranky, crafts and activities are almost always your best bet. 
Playdough is the perfect independent play idea for your little one! This playdough insect fossil idea is a great way to get your little one to understand all about insects and fossils. Here’s what you need to get started.

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Supplies

You would be surprised if we told you that the supplies list for this activity is just three items! Yes.

playdough insect fossils supplies

 

Making Your Playdough Insect Fossils

Playdough Insect Fossils Idea

Playdough Insect Fossils Idea

Playdough is always so much fun, and if your little one is stuck indoors on a rainy day and all bored and cranky, crafts and activities are almost always your first bet. 

Materials

  • Fake bugs
  • A play food rolling pin
  • Playdough

Instructions

  1. Have your child roll a can of play dough out.
  2. Invite your child to press an assortment of fake insects into the play dough.
  3. Encourage your child to carefully remove the insects from the dough and observe the faux fossils that you have created.
  4. If you’re ready to take this up a notch, we have another cool idea to try! You could swap the regular playdough for clay that can be baked, and get your little one to use that to create these fossils. Once done, you could bake it and use individual playdough insect fossils as fridge magnets or just as a keepsake of your little one’s creations.

Step by Step Photos

step 1 playdough insect fossils

step 2 playdough insect fossils
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playdough insect fossils
playdough insect fossils

playdough insect fossils
playdough insect fossils

Encourage your child to carefully remove the insects from the dough and observe the faux fossils that you have created.

If you’re ready to take this up a notch, we have another cool idea to try! You could swap the regular playdough for clay that can be baked, and get your little one to use that to create these fossils. Once done, you could bake it and use individual playdough insect fossils as fridge magnets or just as a keepsake of your little one’s creations.

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