When I found this idea, I thought I was really really onto something. The idea was to make some tools to be able to "comb" the beach sand...you can see them above. They're the wooden things that nobody is using, but I am photographing!!!
Daddy lovingly drew the templates and cut them out with a jigsaw! They are 4x8 inches...in case you're brave enough, (or hopeful enough like me), to try this craft!
He did a pretty good job!
Ruby sanded them, (which I thought would mean she would LOVE to play with them). After the sanding, I put some beeswax polish on them.
She did give them a try...to humour me! While she was doing this another little girl came over and looked at me suspiciously..."what are those things?" she asks. I tell her she can use them to make roads, or patterns in the sand...little girl, still eyeing me suspiciously says, "can I use one". Excitedly I say "YES!", with high hopes that some serious pattern making or road construction will ensue...instead she starts using it as a shovel...for 5 seconds, before tossing it aside for a more glamorous hot pink, plastic, dollar store shovel! What is with these kids nowadays!!!???
Ha!!!! Oh well...we'll chalk this one up to a flop for now...but, I'll be damned if I don't drag these toys with me to the beach until they catch on!!!