Put ’em together and what have you got? Bottles aren’t the only objects broken and worn down by rivers and oceans. Bricks are just waiting to be recycled and lined up or piled up in a million ways. They are great for holding pens and paint brushes too. This brick train is always improved by a visit from my 2 and 4 year-old grandsons. It also provides a way to discover which of my friends are still kids at heart.


No bricks? Maybe you have a few shells lying around from last summer.


Or are you a rock collector? Building blocks come in all shapes and sizes and materials. Recover your inner child.  Explore the great outdoors! #OptOutside! Nature is way better than a big box!

I’d love to see where your eyes take you.


Published by

Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

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