Luminous "Fossil" Prints

luminous fossil prints

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, K, Special Education

To illustrate how these fossils are formed, leaves and other natural materials can be pressed into soft clay. While the clay is moist and the leaf is held in place, a layer of “sediment” in the form of lustrous powdered pigment can be finger-applied to create a detailed outline. When dry, these shimmering, colorful “fossils” can be made into pendants, ornaments, charms, and more.

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