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Friday, November 08, 2013

Fun With a Dead Tent

Well, I made a big mistake and left Liam's tent set up a couple of weeks ago.  I was going out of town for a couple of days and it was raining the day we were playing in the tent (the day before we left).  So I didn't want to put the tent away while it was wet.  When I got back home, I found that Ginger had ripped the tent apart and broken one of the staves.  There was no way to repair it, so I salvaged what I could.

The floor of the tent was one big piece of this heavy tarp-like material, so I cut away the rest of the tent, keeping only the floor.

Liam thinks that climbing and playing on the truck and trailer is "coo", so I laid the tent floor on the trailer and in between his truck and trailer climbing, Liam help me spread it out.

These handy tabs at each corner will be perfect for hanging the tarp up.

Then I cut these shapes.

And Liam helped me outline them with Tom's colored electrical tapes.

I threaded baling twine through the tabs to hang our tarp and used the tent stakes to stake it to the ground.

 Liam and I rounded up some balls to toss through the holes.  It would have been great to have a football.  Unfortunately, Ginger had already torn up Liam's new nerf-like football.  We couldn't even find a soccer ball with air in it, so we had to settle for a tennis ball and a hacky sac.

Here's Liam winding up for a toss.

There it goes through a lower hole.

And, zing...through the red square.

He wanted to take a picture of me and I want to encourage his creative side.  I think he's inherited Tom's photographic talents.  heh.


Beth Hudson said...

Cute idea! Recycle, reuse! Love Liam's photo.

Meagan Claire said...

Liam is too little to think things are coo.