Mr Turtle made a Walking Stick for his hiking trips through the forest, when he went to NatureWeavers (Forest) School, through the summer holidays.
He didn't completely finish it, he had said.
Yesterday I was in town and thought to buy some sandpaper for all of the woodworking, my boys have been busy with of late.
They were ecstatic to find it was 'their own'!
So while Mr Turtle sanded with his 3 grades of sandpaper this morning before school, Little Pipkin found a piece of wood and worked alongside his brother.
He then raided my craft room to find His Handle, which we added together.
Mr Turtle's walking stick has a lot of character. A very strong and beautiful, gnarled branch.
Which is now extremely smooth and beeswaxed against the elements.
On these rainy mornings, it is wonderful to help keep these little hands busy, and with their own real purpose.