|Project by BarbS||posted 12-15-2013 08:04 PM||943 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
This is a wavy-tailed snail I put wheels on for our two year old, who lives in Germany. The story behind it is, I had to clean out from under my garage bench after many many years and found this cut off I had saved from her older sister’s green dinosaur twelve years ago. The bevel-cut slats are laid in a long rectangle and glued to burlap, then cut to shape. This piece is the reverse back of that old dinosaur, which I’m wondering if the older girl will recognize after so long! I intended to spray paint it, but had to mail early and our temperatures were in the teens for many days, so I sat in front of my garage heater and applied a gel stain, resulting in a red/brown snail. I added springs for antennae with JB Weld to secure them, and store bought wheels. The thing wobbles nicely as it is pulled along. The little girl is a giggler, so I hope she likes it. My other Christmas presents are mundane: pens, make up brushes, bowls. This was the Fun one!