Walnut boats

Summer this year started early. We had the most wonderful, sunny and warm spring which evolved  into a sunny, hot and rather humid summer. With weather like that, the kids have spent most of their time outside.

With the outdoors, the activities are limitless. Really, they don’t need a lot of stuff to keep themselves occupied…and if you add the neighbour’s kids to the mix, even better!

Here is one thing we did:

Benjamin wanted paper boats for the little kiddie pool, and when paper, and wax paper, didn’t work properly, my mom remembered what they used to make when she was a girl. Walnut boats!

We spent the afternoon cracking walnuts, and with toothpicks and bits of paper, we made little sails. The walnut boats floated much better than the paper boats, and the kids were delighted!


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