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Dinosaur Excavation Egg

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Dig for dinosaur skeletons! Become an archaeologist using our CleverPatch™ Calcium Carbonate and Plastic Dinosaur Skeletons. The egg canister will allow you to keep your findings safe and return to digging whenever you please! 

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  • Step 1Using a pencil, draw a design onto your egg canister. Use a marker to colour in your design.These can be decorated in a number of ways. Use the steps above as a decorative guide and mix up the techniques to create a unique combination of your own!
  • Step 2Mix 1 part calcium carbonate with 1 part water in a bowl and stir well until it forms a smooth thick consistency
  • Step 3Pour the mixture into one half of the egg canister until it is around ¾ full. Then place in your dinosaur skeleton.
  • Step 4Pour the remainder of your mixture over the top of the dinosaur until it is completely covered. Allow to dry.
  • Step 5Allow to dry for 24 to 48 hours before placing the lid on top. Once the mixture is set you can start digging to find your dinosaur skeleton!

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Triangular Maxi Coloured Markers - Pack of 10
Product Code: 16523
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Product Code: 18098
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Calcium Carbonate - 1.5kg Pack
Product Code: 18228
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Plastic Dinosaur Skeletons - Pack of 12
Product Code: 18229
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