Practical & Creative
Create your own decorative fossils
Create impressions of all the local plant life around your home!
Backyard Fossils (Ages 3+)
Click below to see a list of supplies you'll need and steps to take to make your own:
Collect your supplies (supplies listed below). Create a clean workspace with a smooth surface.
Trim clay edges with cookie cutter or open glass. (this step is optional)
Place collected foliage on clay slabs.
Roll glass or roller on top of plants firmly into the clay to create impressions.
Gently peel foliage off of clay and allow to dry overnight (12-24 hours)
After Clay is full dry decorate with craft paints, or markers.
Allow paint to dry and find a perfect home for your new fossils!
- Smooth Surface
- Foliage or Flowers
- Rolling pin or smooth glass
- Craft Paint (Optional)