Iceland – making horseshoes

We were reading about the children from Spain making horseshoes and than we wondered how horseshoes are actually made. We found information on Youtube were iron was heated in a fire and than transformed into horseshoes.

Now since we had some coal which was once used to make the fire hot enough we decided to look at the coal we made. We did not enjoy the smell but nevertheless we wanted to see wether we could draw using this coal. It worked out fine!

Back to making horseshoes. All we needed now was some iron. We went to see what we could find in our ReMida but all we could find were some nails. Trying to bent them we understood why the fire was needed and the coal. But what could we use instead? Some of our homemade play-dough. Yes that worked out fine and we  used the nails to make the holes in the shoes!

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