Buried Treasure Part I
My girls found these craft jewels the other day. I have a whole tub of them. I had them in the house for a project I did awhile ago. I kept them around because, well, you just never know when you need craft jewels. Anyway, they have also been a good “busy activity” when the girls need one. I can just put the tub of jewels in the middle of the floor and it will entertain them for quite awhile. Sometimes they sort them, sometimes they put them in toy pots and pans and just stir them around. Well, this time they wanted to play ‘buried treasure.’
Mary looked all over for a treasure box to put them in and asked me to help her. The best thing I could find was an empty baby wipes box. It was kind of in the treasure box shape, so we decided to decorate it.
Eliza snagged the camera and took this photo of me. Not bad for a 2 year old–I mean my whole head is in the picture!
I love this picture. It’s called “When You’re Being Creative, You Have To Stick Your Tongue Out.” (It’s the sign of a true genius)
With a little craft foam, ribbon, and jewels, and only 10 minutes of time, we had a great little treasure box. (There’s no way I was going to spend oodles of time on this, I mean it was going to get buried for heaven’s sake!)
Here’s the precious loot: craft jewels, a homemade necklace, and some Chuck-E-Cheese tokens.
…and here they are burying the treasure!
Aren’t sandboxes a wonderful thing?
I especially love our sandbox, and I’ll tell you why…
Buried Treasure Part II
Yes, this is part two, but really it happened before–long before–part one.
So about 25 years or more ago, Mark’s dad built a bunkbed for Mark and his brothers–a triple bunkbed. About 2 years ago, we inherited the bunkbed. We really didn’t have a need for it, but kept it in the garage in case another family member did–because that’s just what we do. Anyway, it so happened that one of our awesome neighbors ordered a little too much sand for their sandbox and asked us if we wanted it. Hmmmmm…
Well, yes! Soon those triple bunkbeds were reconstructed to make our little sandbox. So how’s that for “reduce, reuse, recycle!” A free sandbox, and hundreds of hours of entertainment for the kids. Not bad.
And that my friends is the other buried treasure of this story.