Friday, March 7, 2008

Rockhounding, Part II

In addition to green rock and blue rock, we picked up a box of:

Because what's more fun than collecting rocks? Why...smashing them with a hammer. And no one does this in more style than GirlChild. Hey GirlChild...pull those weeds out of my patio while you're down there!
We mostly found some white and pale brown crystals, but our most interesting geode looked like this:

Don't worry, all the geode pieces from the other 9 are currently under GirlChild's curator-ship and are being considered for a collection transfer to Chicago.


Anonymous said...

Not as cool as real geodes, but...
Recipe for treasure stones:

1 cup flour
1 cup used coffee grinds
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup sand
3/4 cup water
1 T powdered tempera paint (optional, to tint stones)

Mix all dry ingred. Slowly add water and knead until it's like bread dough. Break off a hunk, roll it into a ball, poke a hole in it, and fill it with treasure (small toy, shark teeth, etc.) Patch hole with more dough.

Air dry for 2-3 days, or bake at 150 degrees for 15-20 min.

*from Kid Concoctions Book by Thomas and Pagel)

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