You may have seen on the blog recently that Skye did a couple of dig kits and thoroughly enjoyed doing them. We were asked if we would like to review a Gods and Heroes Digging Kit and of course we accepted as it is something she enjoyed so much last time.
This came from Greece so it was even more exciting for Skye as she hasn’t had anything from Greece before.
What’s in the box?
A plaster brick which has ceramic puzzle pieces encased inside it, digging tools, mask, magnetic board, cardboard mount and instructions.
There is also a note on the box; Does not contain allergenic materials; care should be taken in case of asthma or allergy to earth dust. Not suitable for children under 5 yrs of age.
The first thing we did was lay newspaper down, we knew it would get very dusty while digging. Then Skye got to work digging.
She started off very gently scraping the block with the wooden tool, she was doing it quite a while before she found her first piece, however it did not come out easily. It took about an hour just to get the first piece out, with lots of gentle scraping and brushing the fragment. Finally it did come away and then she cleaned it up with more brushing until all of the plaster was off of the piece.
The brick broke into 3 pieces after a while of digging which made it easier for Skye to see where to dig to get some more pieces out. She spent a good 4 hours the first day digging and had managed to retrieve 4 pieces to her puzzle.
The following day she was determined to get as much as possible out and spent almost the entire day digging, and to be honest it worked out well, she managed to retrieve a lot more and had dug about three quarters of the brick. She was absolutely covered in dust, her hair was almost white and my table was also covered. Nothing a shower and a bit of dusting and vacuuming wouldn’t fix.
I have to give Skye credit she was so eager to get the last pieces out and so she spent a lot of the next day retrieving the rest of them.
The smile on her face when she had got them all out was priceless.
She brushed them all off and then washed each piece so they were not dusty and had no residue left on them. Then once she was satisfied that they were perfect she placed them all together and made up the puzzle which took her a little while to fix them all in place. She did this by laying them all on a kitchen towel then she transferred them onto the sticky magnet sticking them in place and then putting the magnet on the display card.
She was so pleased that she had not only finished it but got a souvenir of what she had done. She even took it to school to show her teacher and friends. She now displays it in her bedroom.
The Gods and Heroes Digging Kit is just over €67 but the amount of time it takes to do and what you have left at the end of it, is totally worth it. Skye could have spent a lot longer digging but she knew it was a review so had to get at it quickly, otherwise she would have taken her time.
The paintings on the puzzles are recreated from original paintings found in ceramic jars dating back 3,000 years ago. All of the paintings on the puzzles are made by hand using colour as ancient Greeks made them so are completely natural.
This would make a fantastic gift for kids and adults who love archaeology and digs for historic treasures. I would definitely recommend it.
For more information or to purchase the kit visit Greecs website.
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Disclaimer: We received this product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own and not influenced in any way.