DIY Project: Potsherds for an Archaeological Dig

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Making your own mock archaeological dig for a party, school, or scout project? Potsherds are a fabulous thing to include. Easy to make, incredibly inexpensive (about $1 for a whole bunch of pottery bits), and authentic enough to make your young diggers feel like real archaeologists!


All you need is a Sharpie, a terracotta pot, and a hammer.


Draw whatever symbols you want on the pot, and then--you guessed it--smash.

I bought the pot from thedollarstore, so the entire project cost me only $1 plus tax. It was the perfect addition to our dig at the Egyptology party.


Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido

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