Seashore ART Make your own Fossil! AIMS Illustrate the process of fossilisation Create realistic fake fossils EQUIPTMENT Empty butter tubs Sand Plaster of Paris Sea Shells Cooking Oil Kitchen Roll Paint and brushes METHOD Discuss the process of fossilisation Put 1cm of sand in the bottom of your tub Choose some shells and rub them with kitchen paper dipped in oil Arrange the shells on the sand Sprinkle a mixture of sand and Plaster of Paris (50/50) over the shells until a level surface is formed Sprinkle water on the sand to make it damp Wait until the Plaster of Paris is set Gently ‘break’ the rock to find the ‘fossils’ inside Paint your moulds to make them look more realistic! Seashore Sculpture 1. Split the group up into teams of 2 or 4 2. Using natural materials only challenge them to design and build a sculpture of something new they have discovered on their visit to the seashore 3. Remind them not to build too near a rising tide!