Dippy at Home - Dinosaur Bone Treasure Hunt


A fossilised dinosaur skeleton.


Suitable for: children aged 5-11.

To make your dino bones, you'll need to make a batch of salt dough.

Recipe for salt dough - you will need:

• Bowl
• Spoon for mixing
• 200g plain flour
• 100g salt
• 200ml water


1. Mix the flour and salt together in the bowl.

2. Add the water slowly and mix until you get a smooth mixture.

3. Tip the mixture out on to a floured surface and knead until smooth.

4. Then you're ready to make your dino bones.

You can scale the ingredients up if you want more bones - but maybe don’t try to make a life size Dippy.

Choose your favourite dinosaur from the images available or look online.

See a picture showing examples of dinosaur skeletons


How fossils are formed

Find out how dinosaur fossils were formed with this fabulous animation from the Natural History Museum (NHM).

Watch the animation on the NHM website (external link)

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Season (19 June 2020 - 12 Dec 2020)