Monday, October 31, 2016

Hands on History - Stonehenge

This past week Lindsey wrapped up her study of the Celtic tribes of the middle ages.  I thought this would be a great time to add a little hands on work, so we decided to create a Stonehenge replica.  We spread the process out over several days.  First we read a great deal about Stonehenge and the Druids. 
Next we made our salt dough building material, see recipe at bottom of post.
Once we had the dough mixed Lindsey cut out the shapes and we baked those until dried.

The following day, Lindsey painted all of her pieces.  We used the Kwik Stix metalix for this.  The metalix finish gave everything a sparkly, mystical look.

Lastly, we used out handy dandy hot glue gun to assemble our Stonehenge model.   Pretty nifty, eh?

It's not to scale, and our "blue stone" isn't authentic, but this was a fun project to wrap up our Celtic studies.

Salt Dough:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup salt
1/4 - 3/4 cup water (possibly a tad more)
1-2 tbs. white school glue

Mix well.   Form into desired shape(s).   Bake at 200 until completely dried.  OR you can let it sit out for several days to dry on it's own.
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