What a great surprise I got tonight when I pulled an old book off the bookshelf that really, hasn't seen the light of day in about ten years. As I opened it, the back cover fell open and I saw a couple papers I had tucked away under the back cover. They were hand drawn pictures by my then five-year-old daughter. As a smile swept across my face and memories came flooding back, I flipped through a pile of printed craft ideas and recipes I had used with my three kids.
They are all from 2001 and 2002.
Hard to believe that little 5 year old is now 16.
1 c used coffee grounds
1/4 c sand
1/2 c salt
1 c flour
1 c water
Mix all ingredients until it forms a dough. Add more flour if you need to. Form into freestyle rocks. Air dry for about 2-3 days or place into a preheated oven and bake at 150F for about 20 minutes.
To make a 'Treasure Rock' - make a hole with your finger into the dough and place a little trinket inside, then form your freeform rock.
To make a fake fossilized dinosaur egg, place a small toy plastic dinosaur into the center of the rock and then form the rock around it.
To make the scented rocks like I did, use liquid potpourri or an oil fragrance for part of the water. Make it rather strong as the scent will wear off quickly through the drying process.
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