Friday, November 7, 2008

Hidden treasure

T1 has in the past received as gifts some cool little excavation kits where you scrape and chip away at a piece of 'rock' ultimately revealing dinosaur bones or similar. I stumbled upon a recipe for 'treasure stones' in one of my Kid Concoction books so I decided to give them a go. I wanted to make these myself initially so the contents would be a surprise for the kids.

1c flour

1c used coffee grounds

1/2c salt

1/4c sand
3/4c water

Mix it all together (dry first, then add the water) until it forms a dough. Break off pieces and form a ball, press a 'treasure' into the middle and seal with some extra dough. You can either bake them for about 15-20 mins at 150 degrees or air dry for 2-3 days until hard.

Arm your kids with some little 'tools' and let them chip away until they find their treasure. We'll be trying ours out in the next few days.


Ryan and Katey Magill said...

I really like this idea! I would love to link to it at my blog It would be especially great if I could include a picture along with the link to give my readers a taste of what it's all about. If that's something you wouldn't mind would you please email me at kmagill1212 at gmail dot com? Thanks! and Thanks for the great idea!

Jen R. said...

Cute idea!

Sarah said...

What a cute idea for a birthday party activity!