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One of our little lads loves dinosaurs and because we've been gardening this week I thought we could dig for dinosaur bones next week, keep everyone away from the freshly planted seeds!

Can I use real bones, bleached and washed or does anyone know where i can buy affordable large plastic ones? :)

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I've used real bones before, my staff were a bit "eee yuk" but the children enjoyed it, I just saved them up for a couple of weeks or so from Sunday lunch etc., all cleaned up as mentioned above.

 

Have you got a local kind butcher who could sort you out?

 

As you are in a hurry - I would suggest the bonio biscuit type bones this time. Have you seen Sun Hats and Wellies site, she is making dinosaur eggs from plaster of paris.

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We used bonio dog biscuits, dry sand, paint brushes ( to brush sand off the bones) magnifying glasses,rulers and tape measures to measure them and some dino books and printed dinosaur skeletons - my children really enjoyed this activity.

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They are great but quite small don't you think

Yes I was really disappointed with them. The children played with them briefly, but soon got fed up. They actually had much more prolonged play and learning with some plaster of Paris ones that a member of staff made.

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No, I haven't, doesn't look difficult though, in the past I have been satisfied with making 'fossils' or impressions in salt dough with the children, but I'm sure mine would love to smash open some plaster of Paris eggs with a hammer

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No, I haven't, doesn't look difficult though, in the past I have been satisfied with making 'fossils' or impressions in salt dough with the children, but I'm sure mine would love to smash open some plaster of Paris eggs with a hammer

abc does ones with coffee ground they're fab

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