Grandmother Chance gave Nicholas a Rock Hunter kit for Christmas last year. As with many things around here it got misplaced and recently rediscovered. So Nicholas got to experience the excitement of his present twice :)
The Rock Hunter kit is really cool. There were three rocks and an arrowhead "hidden" in this faux rock. The kit comes with safety goggles, a hammer, chisel, velvet drawstring bag to hold your treasures, and a poster to teach you about the rocks you find.
Nicholas was very precise with the hammer and chisel, at least for a little while.
Then he threw down the hammer and just pounded on the rock with the chisel. Ahh, he has the patience of a 5 year old :)
Ooops, notice the new band-aid on his finger. Learned a lesson the hard way but he's fine. And he has an arrowhead to show for it. And what's that? Another stone is starting to be revealed in the rock!
Found a nice chunk of green Aventurine!
More chiseling reveals a cool piece of Chalcedony and Amethyst.
A fun project for learning about rock hunting, chiseling, and patience :)