May 17, 2010
Messy Monday – Play Archeologist/Paleontologist (Find)
Today marks the 13th Messy Monday post and for that, I need a button. So here’s the Messy Monday button (the code is on the sidebar) – feel free to add it to your blog (or a Messy Monday-esque post) if you like Messy Monday. As a former art teacher, I LOVE Messy Mondays, but I thought I’d ask you if there are any projects that you’d like a little direction on. For instance, you’ve always wanted to do potato prints, but can’t remember how. Leave a note in the comments section and I’ll add it to the line up. As of right now, I’m not going to make it a linky party, but if you do a Messy Monday project (it doesn’t have to be done on a Monday), leave the link in the comments section or email me the link and I’ll link it into the following week’s post. A little exposure for you and fun for the rest of us to see – sound good? In honor of the 13th Messy Monday post, I’m going to ask you for a favor – would you mind clicking on that little brown “vote for me button”on the sidebar – thanks! (If you want to of course – no arm twisting here.) Also, I am trying Twitter and Facebook so feel free to add/like me in your “free time” and I’ll add/like you back. There will be a freebie giveaway announced later this week via Twitter/Facebook, so it might pay off. And now, on to the show….
Today’s post is for all of the moms of kids that like to dig and search for “treasures”. This is a great idea for a rainy day when you can’t get outside to do the digging. Let’s make play clay look like dirt and hide plastic dinosaurs and animals in it and “search/find” them just like archeologists and paleontologists. Sound like fun? Maybe not for you, but your little diggers will love it!
Here are a couple fun web sites for researching purposes (with your kids) if you are interested:
Paleo Explorer Kids!
I am linking this up to some of my favorite linky parties, check them out!
Oh way too funny that is what I shared too!! I didn’t do dinosaurs though – but I did mention my next plan which is to make dinosaur eggs – I want to paint these things and put them in a next!!
I like how you made it more like a real excavation…
Loved this idea! I had to blog about it, please check out your feature here:
I host a link party, Mad Skills Monday! Feel free to visit and link up your ideas and snag my Featured button! See ya! Great work!
Jill and Michelle Says
What a fabulous idea!! Perfect for my daughter who has just decided she wants to be an archeologist!!
Laura Ingalls Gunn Says
What a great Do It Yourself project. You are a clever and creative gal.
I just completed a project that took 23 years. Come take a peek.