|Did you know that mythical creatures like the abominable snowman and the yeti are thought to exist because someone has found a strange footprint in the snow or in the mud? Now you can make your own!|
You will need:
|Select a cereal box - the bigger, the better!|
|Draw on a footprint design.|
You can always research these in books from your local library or school. It's also a good idea to test the designs out on paper first.
|When you have a design you want, copy it to your cereal box, but don't make it too complicated.|
It doesn't need to be too neat either - it all adds to the prehistoric effect!
|Cut out your design like this.|
|Carefully pad out your box with some scrunched up newspaper to fatten it out.|
Tape the ends closed to make it nice and rigid.
|Break up all the sharp corners of the box and the straight edges, by scrunching them and pushing the sides in. This reduces the rigidity.|
|It's also a good idea to make sure that your imprint is a decent depth.|
Use your hand to press or mould the newspaper, to create a good depth.
|To strengthen your footprint and make it look more realistic, mix some PVA glue in equal parts with water. Slop it all over your footprint, laying on strips of tissue paper, kitchen roll or loo roll. Cover the whole of the top of the box in one layer of glue and tissue - but make sure you go down into the footprint to the newspaper.|
|When you've done the whole thing, you'll have something that looks like this.|
|While it's still wet, turn it into stone by sprinkling sand all over the box. Try not to leave any white exposed.|
Once the whole thing is covered, leave it a few minutes for the sand to settle.
|Once it's covered in sand, shake the excess off and you'll have something that looks like this.|
Try it yourself!