"What ever could it be? What does it involve?? I must know!!!"
I see your curiosity has peaked your interest! So let me put your mind at ease!
The activity was to make our very own Wizard/walking sticks!
And then something you didn't think of pops up.
Haha, but the good news here is, although there were some snags here and there, they didn't actually deter us at all. Everyone stayed pretty excited about it! And through the weekend!
Excitedly, we started out and spent about 15 to 20 minutes searching the trails for the best stick. One would be chosen! Then set aside for another! Other kids would find sticks and offer them to anyone. I think they all enjoyed getting off trail and scavenging for sticks. ;D
Although we had gotten lucky for a day without rain, our sticks were actually sill pretty damp from previous rains. Some were straight up muddy! If they had been dry, the dirt would not have matter as it would just dust off as we sanded. However, wet dirt is not going to come off. Only smear. So after talking with my wizards, we decided to leave our sticks near our heater to dry over the weekend. It was super cool it was Friday and that worked out so conveniently!
Snag number two: The sand paper I bought was not the best apparently, haha. However! It still worked, just not well enough to make them as smooth as one would like for a staff. Still determined, the kids worked hard at sanding, and to help them out, I brought in my electric sanding tool the next day!
I had bought leather strips to wrap around; feathers and wooden beads for dangling cool bits they personally got to design; they could use the wood burning tools to add cool designs onto their staff, and even the internet if they were having a creative-block!
Wizard Staffs/Walking Sticks! ^_^