This: New Fossil Excavation Kit Gets Kids into Rock
Dig It Up! from Spring International
Spring International owner K.C. Tong returned to New York earlier
this year, customs officials found a collection of old bones in
his possession and immediately accused him of smuggling. Fortunately,
Tong was carrying the parts of his newest educational kit, “Dig
It Up!,” a fossil excavation and assembly set that helps children
emulate real-life paleontologists as they uncover replicas of dinosaur
bones from plaster molds.
After Tong explained to the curious customs officials that the faux
bones were for his new product, all was forgiven, and Dig It Up!
has gone on to garner rave reviews from educators and dinosaur enthusiasts
alike since its premiere this past summer. Dig It Up! even earned
the plaudits of professionals after exhibiting at last October's
Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists.
The museum-quality bones are embedded in a block of plaster, similar
to the find of a real-life scientist. Each kit includes a series
of tools that help children carefully unearth the smaller-scale
bones from the plaster. Once the bones are removed and cleaned,
a lacquer can be applied, allowing the resin bones to be arranged
upright as a model, just like the awe-inspiring dinosaur skeletons
found in museums.
Dig-It-Up! features eight different types of dinosaur kits, including
timeless classics like the T-Rex, Pteranodon, and Mammoth. Each
of the different kits is aimed at a different age group, so kids
of all sizes can discover the work of a real-life dinosaur hunter.
For more information visit Spring
International's ToyFair Preview Page.
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