Making fossils • Summer Holiday Project 2016 #31
Today we spent a couple of VERY warm hours on Hastings pier, enjoying the sunshine and having a catch up with my Mum and Dad.
We started off with lunch at the chippy on there, we had chips and curry sauce again, the curry sauce is amazing and you get so many chips too.
Afterwards Lil's had her first ride on a merry go round, I had to go on as weel as she was tok small, not that I am conplaining. It was lovely to hear and see the elation on her face.
Afterwards we needed to find some shade as the sun was incredibly hot, we found that inside there was some family crafts activities to do. We ended up making a fossil out of a coffee dough. I didn't copy the recipe down but have found the same sort of thing online
- 1 cup of used coffee grounds
- 1/2 cup of cold coffee
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 1 cup of flour
- waxed paper.
You mix all the dry ingredients together to make a dough, slowly add the cold coffee so not to make it too runny. Once the dough is complete place on the waxed paper in balls.
To make the fossil you can use shells, toy dinosaur skeletons or draw things into the dough. Once complete just leave to dry.
We also ended up having a drink, I had a fresh mango smoothie whilst Lil's had a fruit shoot ice lolly to cool her down. Whilst heading back we stopped to watch some canoeing when a plane came over with a proposal message, it was very romantic.
We have had a lovely day but I am glad the sun is setting so it can call down a bit.