Salt dough ammonites

Following on from our trip, we were very interested in ammonites and we decided to create some of our own using salt dough.

As a team we followed a set of instructions to make the dough.

To make the salt dough we used flour, salt and water. We mixed them altogether in a large bowl and gradually added water to the mixture until it was the right consistency. It got really tricky to mix once the water was added so Miss Collins and Miss Nevin had to get their hands in it!

Once the dough was ready we each were given an amount to roll into a cylinder ready to create our ammonite shape. After that, we then had to create fossil markings on the dough. This process was a challenge because you had to make sure the markings were deep enough in the dough without breaking through the bottom of the fossil.

Finally, the ammonites were placed in the oven to bake on a low heat.

They turned out great! What did you think of them when we brought them home?

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