Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Not what I had in mind

when I purchased some sidewalk chalk for my little girls.

They were brighter and cheerier than your usual snail, and their slimy paths were outlined with the corresponding color.

I didn't pre-approve this activity - I walked out to check up on them and found some neighbors walking by making weird faces, then saw why.


Ewww. Just ewwww.

I was mean and wouldn't let the kids use any of my cookie sheets as a lid for these slimy things. They had to think of other materials, so Kilian cut part of a cardboard box, then put a heavy phone book on top of that. The next day we found that snails can "eat" through thick cardboard, the cover and 13 pages of a phone book. Who knew?

3 comments:

Colleen said...

I think that is so cool! Those are some awesome snails!

Kristin said...

That is awesome! Ty always digs in my flower beds outside looking for his "friends"... He loves earthworms! :) Then he gets angry when I make him wash his hands after he comes back inside! :) Gotta love 3 year olds!

Amy said...

Neat looking snails, but I still wouldn't touch them! I think Michelle might, but Ashleigh's a little more wary of critters.