I am still thinking and investigating pirate related ideas for the box maze. And when I came across a recipe for ‘treasure stones’ I have to tell you I was VERY excited.
Related, but not quite … maybe we can have a ‘treasure stone’ side business at the fair … or I can just keep these up my sleeve for the next birthday party?
Anyway, I decided to give them a test run. Just for fun.
Here’s my modified version of the recipe I found on a blog called http://www.makelifelovely.com. It worked well.
- 1.5 cups flour
- 1 cup coffee grounds
- 0.5 cup salt
- 0.5 cup sand/dirt
- 0.5 cup water
Sounds delicious right?
So you mix it all up like a firm dough, and then make little balls that look like stones and hide stuff in the middle. I put in plastic jewel rings and then also bouncy balls. I thought these were sort of ‘treasure’ related.
Then I baked them in the oven for 40 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius.
And voila! They really do look pretty much like stones don’t you agree? Actually they feel a bit like damper – hard on the outside and a bit spongy. Or maybe like salt dough … I imagine that if I leave them out over the next few days they will turn rock solid … don’t you think. Surely they will with all that salt?
And what’s actually inside? And my burning question … did it survive the cooking process?
I waited for the kids to come home to find out …Yes! Ball good. Ring good. It really just needs to get a bit harder all the way through now. How super.