It was my birthday, and I got lots of lovely fossil presents, but I'll tell you about them another time. Today, I want to tell you about my mammoth what I'm making. It is a model, because we want to make a bigger one, and this is a test to see if it'll work. We first made the body - we crunched some newspaper into a ball, and then we wrapped it in wire mesh, then we did papier mache all around it and left it to dry.
Today, we made the head and the legs. The legs are made of toilet rolls, and the head it more scrunched up paper. First we used sellotape to fix it, and then we covered everything in more papier mache. And now it is drying. Next, we're going to do the ears and the trunk, and we'll show you when it's finished. And if it works, we'll make a big, big, big one.
Hello, my name is Toby. I am five years old, and I want to be a palaeontologist. I really like fossils, so I'm writing down everything I do with fossils! My Mummy is doing the typing until I'm a bit older, but she writes everything I say.