Homemade Fossils

Suggested age:7+
Time: 40 minutes

Stuff needed to make it

Plaster of paris
Variety of solid items like sea shells, bones, rocks, ect

How to make the craft item

Mix the plaster of paris according to directions on back of box
Flaten the clay on a hard surface so that it's about 3/4" in thickness
Press the solid objects that you've chosen into the clay so that it leaves an impression
After you have pressed all of your objects into the clay, remove it carefully
Pour plastic of paris into the indentations in the clay
Fill as close to the top as possible
After several hours it will dry and become very hard, of which you can remove the clay
Glue each replica into the botom of the shoebox to display