Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
SOIL, 5, 159–175, 2019
SOIL, 5, 159–175, 2019

Short communication 09 Jul 2019

Short communication | 09 Jul 2019

Soil lacquer peel do-it-yourself: simply capturing beauty

Cathelijne R. Stoof et al.

Video supplement

Soil lacquer peel DIY: simply capturing beauty C. R. Stoof, J. H. J. Candel, L. A. G. M. van der Wal, and G. Peek

Short summary
Teaching and outreach of soils is often done with real-life snapshots of soils and sediments in lacquer or glue peels. While it may seem hard, anyone can make such a peel. Illustrated with handmade drawings and an instructional video, we explain how to capture soils in peels using readily available materials. A new twist to old methods makes this safer, simpler, and more successful, and thus a true DIY (do-it-yourself) activity, highlighting the value and beauty of the ground below our feet.