It’s our last few weeks before school starts, and we’ve been packing in the summer fun. Swimming, baking, gaming, you name it.
A windstorm had knocked a bunch of sticks and branches out of the trees, so I decided to try making bows and arrows.
They sort of got the idea. Without knives to whittle notches into the sticks, we had to make do with finding sticks that were broken or forked in just the right place to attach the string. They fired “arrows” about five feet, which is pretty good for a dry stick and some yarn.
Afterward, the kids untied the string and made them into fishing poles. Versatile!