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A project we did recently that was a lot of fun was a dinosaur dig. It went right along with all of our ancient history studies. My sister & I both homeschool, and have been trying to get together with our kids to do hands-on projects. This is the first one that we did. It was a great success. The kids really had fun with it.
Mara (my sis) made the bones for our project. You just use jumbo popsicle sticks & cotton balls. Tape the cotton balls on with masking tape then do a layer of paper mache’ over them. When it dries, coat it with a little spray paint & you have some homemade bones!
We were thinking that at this time of year you are likely to find some cheap bones in the stores, if you want a short-cut version of this activity.
Then we buried them in my backyard. The kids had a great time finding them- we left a little of the bone exposed so they didn’t have too hard of a time finding them. After they found them, they reburied them for each other. I do think that one was never found, however…