I went to visit a friend the other day and when we went for a walk I discovered a beautiful gum tree. I'd seen a few blog posts a while ago about making kid's toys from gum nuts so decided to see what I could come up with. This is the end result:
I also decided to make some toadstools while I was at it - another easy thing to do! All they need is a polystyrene ball cut in half and then a clothes peg pushed into the base. Paint it with red paint, add some white spots and you have your very own toadstool.
The kids quite enjoyed playing with the gnomes and toadstools when they were all finished. Although now they are fighting over which toadstool and gnome belong to each other ;)