We started out by making out paper mache volcanos. I had preformed them ahead of time for time sake. It was just balled up newspaper and tape. The kids wrote their names on the one they chose….
Even thought they acted like they were grossed out, they all really got into it trying to make theirs “the best!”
It took us the entire first hour to get these covered. By the time we were done we had paste from one end of the kitchen to the other!
Next, we enjoyed a volcano snack! They chose Mud (chocolate pudding) or sand (vanilla pudding) and buried their volcano (ice cream cone.) Then they strategically placed their Dino’s around the bottom and then covered them in lava (icing.)
Next, we read a book about fossils and examined some real fossils. After that, we used salt dough to make our own fossils. Tomorrow we will paint them to look more rock like and put them in a fossil book.
This is salt dough which is basically flour, salt and water. I baked it at 350 degrees for about an hour to make them hard and light.