Coffee Craft for Kids
Fine Artist and Crafty Mom, Rebecca Shapiro, came up wtih this fun craft to keep kids entertained on lazy summer days.
Coffee Fossils are a fun twist to home-made doughs. Kids love the dark color and smelly dough. Once the dough is formed, they can press sticks, shells and beads to leave a "fossil" imprint. The fossils take several days to dry and lighten as they dry looking like old fossils when they're done.
Depending on the temperature outside and the thickness of the fossil, it may take several days for the fossil to dry. You can speed up drying by placing in an oven at a very low temperature, like 170 degrees, for several hours or overnight.