Wiry, Crafty, Industrious Creativity At The Campfire.

Hello! Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here! Arts and crafts abound here as Christmas approaches. Here are some festive things we have been working on!

We have been crafty with all the resources at our disposal. It beats watching the television in mindlessness.

Sometimes, our idle time is not mindless, but mischievous. A twelve year veteran of life and I used our collective creative to make transform arts and crafts into darts and traps.

Dollar Store Skewers, and a bit of paper

The darts were a lot of fun, and I am not too shabby in manufacturing them, but we had other concerns.

You see, lawn gnomes have been planning a hostile takover of Willow Manor Urban Garden for a long time so we relocate them as we find appropriate.

A lawn gnome spy from earlier this year.

From locally available products, we devised a humane method of capture.

A Weighted Lawn Gnome Trap

Sometimes, getting outside is the best place to go after being Covid cooped in the cramped confines of your cabin, and darkness was not to far away as the winter days are short.

Traps set and cramped as we were, the twelve year veteran of life and I formally decided to try our hand against the wild outdoor expanses and we had an excellent experience.

We struck out into the wild unknown and found our own Utah Monolith. It was slightly smaller, and we left it where it lay.

After finding a pace that I could keep up with, we jogged far afield and found turkey feathers and lots of tracks.

During our forest forays, sometimes we find some really neat things. For instance, this wire. I actually did not know what to do with it, but the 12 year veteran did.

The little man set out to make a gnome deterrent with the wire.

The warrior possessed a fully functional sword, bow staff , and q-tip projectiles.

The Making Of A Wire Warrior

Hopefully, with this fellow on patrol, we can turn the tide of the backyard conflict.

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

69 thoughts on “Wiry, Crafty, Industrious Creativity At The Campfire.”

  1. Very cleaver way of doing constructive activities and having fun with your children. Have a blessed holiday and be safe. Love and blessings 🤗💕❤️Joni

      1. You can check out my boyfriend’s shop if you google Zurbag Approved, he has some stuff there. Otherwise there are some of our photos on the LARP Slovenija page, but mostly on Facebook. There’s also lots of DIY foam prop tutorials on YouTube, from basic to super advanced. You can make a lot for cheap and it’s fun

  2. It’s great, there is a cocktail of DIY, creativity and family sharing
    It forges good memories, it is the best gift we can give our children, give them beautiful memories.
    Kisses

      1. Not as normal as pasts ones thanks covid lol but making the best of it..things have definitely changed in my life over the past year and I am learning to roll with the punches lol but it feels good to be independent on my own and living how I want to live…Christmas season is my favorite.. got my pink tree have my kids so I guess its a season of gratefulness 💜 have a great Christmas and let’s pray 2021 is a better year for the world 🌎 🙏 ❤

      1. Awwwwww, thank you nephew! I (we) always have an amazing time with the family. I am looking forward to the next gathering! Next time I will not be so hyped up on Jolly Ranchers or will I? 😂🤣😂😎

      1. Was it a turkey? There is no custom to eat in Japan, but it looks delicious. I hope you will have the opportunity to join us. First of all, the coronavirus is over!

        1. A turkey is like a very large chicken and they are quite tasty.

          I would love to join you in Japan when I get the opportunity! The coronavirus is still here where I live.

          Have a beautiful day!

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