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Topic: Does anybody knw how to make coffee gounds "rocks"?  (Read 2006 times)
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« on: August 31, 2005 07:44:29 PM »

This sounds gross but there is a way of making these cool looking rocks out of coffee grinds and other ingredients.  These rocks can be made with treasures inside, like pirate bounty fake jewels etc.  I saw it done for a kid's birthday party.  The "rocks" are easy to tear open to get the treasure inside.  Anybody have any idea?
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2005 08:37:31 PM »

What you do is make a salt dough. 1 cup salt, 2 cups flour, 1 cup water. Mix well. add dried coffee grounds to tint the dough, the more you ad the darker it will be. Take a treasure and mold the dough around it to form a rock (or egg, good for dinosaur theme) around it. Air dry for at least 24 hours. If you are in a hurry you can bake at a low temp. for 3 hours. "Instant" rocks. Good luck, D

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2005 11:15:16 AM »

mix glue with the coffee ground shape it and let it harden

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2005 09:35:44 PM »


I have the recipe for the treasure rocks here

there is also a fragrant rock recipe but I think the top one is better suited.

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2005 09:38:40 PM »

what a cute idea!

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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2005 04:24:50 AM »

I wonder if you could shape them into balls/ornament/other shapes for Christmas ornaments?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2007 05:11:27 PM »

I know this is an OLD thread, but thanks to all who contributed.  I just bought my son one of those "archaology" things that has a dinosaur encased in some sort of sandy dirt mixture and you have to dig him out.  My husband wants to make some as gag gifts for his co-workers, he's a geologist.  I knew Craftster would have an idea for me.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2007 08:03:35 PM »

If you cut potatos into hunks and dry them, they make cool fake rocks, but weigh lighter for jewelry and other stuff.  Painting is of course needed.  The ones I had seen done were threaded on string to dry, so they had holes for stringing later.  They were placed in a ziploc bag with turquiose paint first, until they were totally coated and then dryed almost all of the way before they were put in a baggie (softer plastic that closes with a twist tie) with a small amount of black paint.  You mush them around in the paint and it gives a technique similar to what you would get doing a faux finish with plastic bags.  The result looks very close to reall turquoise.

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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2007 05:47:48 PM »

RE the potato beads -- I put mine on wooden skewers to dry.  It made a nice hole for beading.
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2007 11:51:02 AM »

My sister makes these all the time from a recipe in "The Ultimate Book of Kid Concotions"  It's a great book with lots of cool stuff.  They call them Treasure Stones.

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