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Barbie has come a long way since the pink evening gown clad lady I just HAD to have for Christmas as a little girl. A great example of how Barbie has shifted to reflect our changing ideals is the Barbie Crystal Geology set.
The highlight of this set is a block of plaster with three crystals hiding inside. My daughter loves science and has had a number of different excavation kits but this was one of the best. What sets this kit apart from the others is the quality of the tools. The hammer has some weight to it, the chisel has a metal tip and the brush has sturdy bristles. After my daughter was done digging out gems we saved the tools for other kits because they are better than anything that comes with other kits.
To add to the experience and increase your child’s interest in earth science the Barbie Crystal Geology Set comes with a terrific activity book that details the excavation process and includes directions for other simple crystal related experiments that you and your child can do with items that you have around your home.
Finally, to bring it all together the Barbie Crystal Geology set comes with three ring bases and adhesives so that your child can turn the crystals they uncover into wearable jewelry! My daughter LOVED the Barbie Crystal Geology set. Once she dug in I didn’t hear a peep out of her until the first excited squeal of delight when she unearthed her first crystal.