Off to the beach to look for Sea Treasures.
Inspired by Pinkandgreenmama 's seashell mobile
we collected a big bag of seashells.
When we got home, Big Seed cleaned each one with a toothbrush
and was fully engrossed for 30 minutes!
He naturally sorted them as he went along.
Oh yes, and washed the pine cones he found too!
We only found 5 shells with holes in...
so I had to get out the power drill and make holes in the rest.
You wouldn't believe how tough some shells are..I needed a masonry bit!
Tied them up with rainbow wool to a sturdy piece of branch which was going to be firewood.
This is the one made for the garden. Looks prettier in real life.
I wanted to tie it to our tree but our branches were not co-operating...
So I tied it to our greenhouse to keep the birds away from our blueberries.
Mobile/windchime/scarecrow all in one.