Friday, July 25

Basket Making

Making Baskets

Edmund came home from camp with what could very well be a new hobby for him. Since he is a "first year" scout, his merit badge classes at camp were chosen for him (he gets to pick his own next year). He was signed up for leatherwork, basketry, art and swimming. He was a little unsure about the basket making but in the end, he really enjoyed it.

He made a small stool, a square based basket and brought home the kit for a round based basket. This week he made his little basket and explained the process to me. He did a great job and he's already asking if we can look for more kits. I asked him he'd like to make me a laundry basket but he's still thinking smaller baskets are better - for now.

Basketry Merit Badge

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