Thursday, May 8, 2014

Church Camping Trip & Hot Stuff

Our 4th annual camping trip (2013) (2012) (2011)was a weekend of gorgeous - simply, positively, radiantly gorgeous weather, not too cold and not a single drop of rain.  This, in and of itself, was a near-miracle (see archives, above).  We shared laughter, a few tears, and created some really beautiful memories....

The coolest thing we did on this trip, though, was the craft I stumbled upon one day and thought, huh. That would be kinda cool to do at a campsite using the campfire.....

And oh, was it cool.  Er... hot.  Really hot.  Smokin' hot.

The original idea for these wax crayon rocks was easily adapted into a camping craft by washing the rocks we gathered, letting them dry, then wrapping them (in several batches) in aluminium foil and putting them directly in the smoldering fire (think hobo dinner fires here) for a minimum of 20 minutes. Then, being careful to avoid touching the rocks, simply use the crayons to create waxed stone masterpieces.  The possibilities for this are endless; I can't wait to get my crayons on my own set of hot rocks.

My loves:
Almost ten years old and suddenly so big...
Working so hard to *be* a big kid
Leo is in his element whenever he is left alone to create something out of rocks, sand, or dirt.  
Beginning to master the slack line...!

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