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|FUN|rock excavation

I saw these awesome excavation rocks over on familyandcraft Instagram feed and just knew we had to have a go!  Well my first idea was to create 'eggs' which is why they contain crocodiles and turtles but I realised they were far too dark and hard so in the end I just added them to our ocean small world as rocks, then after a while showed T how to reveal the surprise within!

ingredients for 'stone dough' - I used 1/2 these quantities and made 5 rocks
1 cup dried coffee grinds
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup sand or cornmeal
3/4 cup water

Mix all dry ingredients together.

Add water, then shape around 'treasure' or figures.

Bake on low for up to 2 hours.

I gave T a small hammer to help him break open the rocks, ours weren't actually 'baked' all the way through but this was quite good for T ask it meant he could get into them relatively easily.

We have a pinterest board dedicated to all things 'ocean themed' for small children, have a look for some ideas, or better still follow us, all of this months ocean blog posts will be added throughout the month. We will be tagging all of our activities with #booboxocean if you'd like to follow or join in over on Instagram or twitter. All of our ocean themed blog posts can be found here if you'd like to catch-up.

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