Monday, July 14, 2008

Treasure Stones

This weeks theme over at Unplug Your Kids was stone. We made these Treasure Stones that I found in my Family Fun magazine a few months ago. The boys used a teeny screwdriver and little hammer to excavate their treasures. Here we have a marble...other treasures included a quarter, and extra board game pieces from Monopoly.

12 comments:

Gottfredsen said...

Very cool project. I think that I need to try these with the boys. We tried it with some plaster of paris, it was really difficult to get things out.

So Smrt said...

These look really neat. Can you break them by hand? My little treasure hunter would be fascinated! :)

princessofsomething said...

How cool! :)

Bobbie said...

These are awesome... I have never heard of such a thing...I wonder if you can make them without the coffee, since I dont drink it, i rarely have any around?

Ad said...

Cool idea!

Michie said...

Those look great! I remember seeing the project, but haven't tried it.

BChsMamaof3 said...

Oh, super cool!!! Do they dry really hard? You mentioned a hammer. I'm going to have to bookmark this so that I don't forget where I found it *grin* I'm so glad you shared!
Nature Mama
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Kate in NJ said...

Very neat!

BChsMamaof3 said...

Still neat even if you don't really need the hammer *grin* My oldest would love it if you really had to hammer away at them to get the treasure out :) We do the handprints in cement to and used some of the leftover cement yesterday to print my youngest sons hands :) It makes such fun memories later.
Nature Mama

Mia's Mama said...

Super Cool! I did something similar with ice..but not being able to see the center will be even better...I bookmarked the idea. thanks! :)

juliekintaiwan said...

I saw that article too and wondered if it would work, thanks for trying it out, yours look lovely ;)

School for Us said...

I LOVE this idea!!!