|Mining sifter created by my talented husband|
|Kyle building 6 sifting boxes|
The following items needed to build the sifting box can probably be found in your leftover wood scraps.
- 1x4's for the walls of the box
- 1x2's for the bottom edge to protect fingers from the wire
- 1/4" wire mesh for the bottom
- extra 1x2's for the handles
When you put it all together, you have a mining party! Fill the pools with water and let them rest the sifting boxes on top of the water. It's not running water to take away the dirt, but the dirt falls right to the bottom of the pool revealing the gems anyway!
Although there were many fun cakes on the web for a gemstone party, my son also has a love of Minecraft. Being that the game is based on building and mining, it seemed a fun way to compliment the gemstone mining. So ta da....Minecraft cupcakes!