Make Your Own Fossils

Create your own fossil imprints and wonder at the clues that help us find out about animals and plants that lived long ago.

There are so many ways to play with this idea, so enjoy experimenting!

  • For a salt dough option, click here.
  • For ‘creatures preserved in amber’, click here.
  • To take it even further, using some more specialised equipment and ingredients (including edible insects), click here.

There are many online resources and videos to help you and your young ones explore how different types of fossils are made – for a video explaining different fossil types, click here, for a quick look at cast fossil, click here.

Check out some of our questions and resources about dinosaurs, evolution and Science, Religion and the Bible for more!

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Lots of people think about science as uncovering clues from God about His creation. Do you think a God who created the Universe would enjoy people exploring and learning about it all?