Having seen this craft a few years ago in Family Fun magazine, all those memories came back to me and I was determined to one day fit this craft into Camp Gramp. As usual, things don't always go as smoothly as I hope, and this year I was particularly busy during the week before Camp Gramp started. As a result, on the day of this craft, my father was busy cutting the wood while I was still searching his garage for appropriate nails. We weren't so well prepared.
But children have a way of surprising everyone.
Even with my extreme lack of preparation --I had given very little thought to how I'd explain the directions; I had no example to show them; I just kind of threw some string, a baby food jar full of nails, and some hammers on the grass and gave a quick speech about making a clock shape with the hammered nails-- the kids took easily to this project. Even the youngest, age 5, made two of these!