Mar 11, 2009

Bronze Age Weaponry...well not quite

Last week we learned how weapons and tools were made during the Bronze Age and of course the boys wanted to try their hand at making weapons! First we looked up some ideas online and then they carved their design into clay.

We then mixed up some Plaster of Paris and poured it into the mold. I had never used it before but it was surprisingly easy and I can't wait to use it for something else!

I thought it would be fun for Emmy to make her hand.

It only took about 30 minutes for the plaster to dry and then we peeled away the clay and had spear and arrow heads. Pat helped the boys make handles and attach the "Bronze" shapes.

Here is Ethan and James with their "weapons" and their International Night display.

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