Real Minerals Excavation Kit (I Dig It! Rocks)
Learn how geologists dig up minerals and gemstones and where you can find them in nature. Dig five different minerals out of the plaster block. Learn about the mineral specimens in the manual, including their names and properties, where they came from, and how to preserve and display them. The kit includes specimens of quartz, aventurine, rose quartz, red jasper, and amethyst, and the tools to excavate them from the plaster block.
Ah, the classic dig kit. Inspired by the work of paleontologists, dig kits have been a tried-and-true rainy day activity for hundreds - or at least dozens - of years. This line of kits has a variety of buried finds, from dinosaur babies to minerals. What sets these kits apart from some other lines are the plaster dig blocks (much nicer feeling than blocks made of loose pebbles that fly everywhere), a booklet with information about the uncovered discoveries and step-by-step instructions for how to excavate and clean your finds without frustration, and, my favorite, high-quality dig tools with some weight to them! - Janine
Make personalized gifts for all of your relatives! Each kit includes paper templates and markers so kids can draw and color pictures to show off their artwork, commemorate special events, or even try their hand at portraits of relatives (always a hit!). When the templates are colored, simply send them to the manufacturer, where they will transform them into a plate or snack tray. The items are dishwasher-safe, and the quality of the finished product will last for years to come as evidenced by several of our plates, from as far back as '88. The Individual kit includes 5 paper templates, markers, and the processing cost for one item. The Teacher Kit is of better value if you are making multiple gifts and includes 50 paper templates and markers (no items are prepaid in this kit). Processing costs per item range from $4.95-7.95 with a reasonable shipping cost. Just send in your completed artwork and your personalized items will be sent back to you in 10-12 business days (longer during the holidays). These are sure to become treasured family keepsakes!