Every garden needs “dig-it things”, right? Or as you may know them, garden tools. So the latest addition to our garden fort…a tool shed equipped with a few of the basics: a shovel, rake and watering can.
A package we recently received was stuffed with a lot of kraft paper as filler. So we decided to reuse it as siding for part of our garden fort. We cut it into strips, folded a crease in them (stacks at a time), then Eli added the glue and I stuck them on the fort. This made for a fun game, complete with counting and speed gluing! The kraft paper was also used to make the shapes for matching the tools to their correct spots. We made the labels out of the used gift box.
Using more of the fort package, we cut out a shovel and rake (the “dig-it things”) and a watering can. Eli painted them, we outlined them with tape, and attached them to the fort with velcro. The watering can seems to be his current favorite. In fact we made two, one to water his garden, the other to take with us to the grocery store, post office, library...:) Lindsey