Magnifying glass + sun + wood = A learning experience

The final result

The final result

With no friends around for the afternoon and me busy with weeds, I sent Bekah back in the house to grab a magnifying glass and try her hand at wood burning. When we were at the Mansfield’s last night we’d seen some of the work Matthew had done and it was quite impressive – he didn’t even hurt himself!

Well, I had to finish my weeding and come alongside her to do the ‘creating’ together, but we got pretty good results. I’d never actually done this before and had to figure it out a little by trial and error, i.e. we practiced on an ant to figure out if we were actually generating heat. We were! 😉 She asked for her name – I wrote “Bekah”, then she wanted the “Re” added. Then she started on the “M” for “Mom”. I think it turned out really cute. She then wanted to put it up somewhere and we decided that the aging play structure was a great place for it. So now, we’ve officially tagged the structure!

Getting the angle right was challenging.

Getting the angle right was challenging.

The structure with crazy Benny on the left and our board on the top cross beam.

The structure with crazy Benny on the left and our board on the top cross beam.

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