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'FOSSILS' YOU DON'T HAVE TO FIND.

WHY NOT CREATE YOUR OWN 'FOSSIL'? WHAT YOU NEED: 1 cup of wet, used coffee grounds 1/2 cup cold coffee 1/2 cup salt 1 cup flour Parchment or waxed paper WHAT TO DO: Mix the ingredients together with your hands, and add more flour if the dough is too sticky. Divide the dough into even pieces and place on waxed or parchment paper. Collect specimens to 'fossilise'.

You can try a variety of things, from plant leaves, flower petals, and tree bark to seashells and pine cones.

Press the items in the dough using fingers or the back of a spoon and carefully lift out each item after the desired impression is made.

Set 'fossils' out to dry overnight. You may need to turn them over halfway through time for even drying.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 28, 2014
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