We gathered together at the very far end of the Halswell Quarry to celebrate the end of the school year together. The kids were expecting a water slide, picnic food and secret Santa gifts. Each child was to bring a < $5 gift for a class mate, and making a gift was encouraged. The kids drew names out of the hat who they were to gift to. Mac drew Tessa.
As we were planning what to make Mac said “Mama, Tessa really really loves snails” So we researched snail crafts on pinterest and believe it or not, there are quite a few options! but with limited time and resources we were a little stumped. We kind of settled on him making a simple bag with a snail motif on it, decorated with buttons. But after a very successful workshop the day before making heat packs that were overwhelmingly well received we opted for a heat pack that we would roll up to look like a snail. We brainstormed on ways to make it more snail-ish and came up with the following design to simply add some loops to look like eye stalks, and to tie it with ribbon so it stayed in shape when opened. It turned out well.
Mac did all the sewing for it, I only helped him to go over spots he was a little wonky. He was very careful to do his best, hoping his gift would be well received.
We filled it with rice and scented it with lavender. It smelled amazing when they unwrapped it. Turns out Tessa loved it and her mum wanted Mac to make one for her too!
Well done son, you did good!