I heated up the glue gun and told her that we needed stuff to make it with. And this is what she brought me:
Logan came in with a handful of ground bark and a bunch more bigger rocks, and we had all of the fixings for a great toad house.
Fixings of a great toad house:
1 garden pot or dairy container with a 'door' cut in it
1 glue gun and glue sticks
lots of rocks
a bunch of nature stuff
The project was fun. The kids yelling out where they wanted me to put stuff and me doing it as fast as I could (often getting rocks dropped in my lap because I wasn't doing it fast enough for Logan) trying not to burn myself with the glue gun.
We had one hiccup. Cyan reached over Logan to put something neat they found on the Nature Table, and she stepped RIGHT on the glue gun. She totally burnt her foot and to add insult to injury, she got hot glue between two of her toes and that burnt her too. Poor baby. She has to be the most accident prone child on the planet.
This simple craft was re-brought to my attention via 5 Orange Potatoes... which is a wonderful website for all kinds of nature crafts. I have loved looking around there whenever my inspiration is lacking. She always has something fun to do with nature!