Seth from year 3 Koalas was challenged to look at fossils last week and younger brother Louis (RH) wanted to join in. They learnt about different types of fossils and how they were formed and then decided to make some fossils of their own; they also had the idea to use these to make stepping stones for the garden!
They worked together with their Mum to put a thin layer of clay in a plastic bucket and then pressed the shapes of shells, stones, twigs and leaves into this to make a mould.
They then mixed super fast drying cement and poured it into the buckets to set.
After that they had the exciting part of turning the buckets upside down and getting the moulds out. After removing the clay they could see the cast of the object; like revealing a fossil in the ground.
They have now left the stones to dry out properly and when they are ready they will be used to make a stepping stone pathway in the garden.
Well done both of you. What a great idea!