When I was little I loved snails. I used to keep snail farms and draw snails and write tiny books about snails called Flora. By 'loved', I mean I still do. I named this blog after snails and I always make sure not to crush them when I am walking in the rain.
A few days ago we found a snail in our garden, which is rare (they know that my veggie patch is off limits). And Casper loved it. He was trying to feed it grape vine leaves and kept calling it 'Sauron' which I think is a pretty close interpretation.
Yesterday he was still talking about the Saurons so I decided to try out an easy snail toy construction technique that I have been thinking about. I sewed two tubes and stuffed them with polyfil, then rolled and sewed, rolled and sewed. I added some brown wool eyes and that was that!
We went outside right away to give the snails some basil from the garden and last night was the first time he has ever gone to sleep cuddling a soft toy (let alone two), I was so happy.
I think I might have to try making some more, we could have a snail army! What was your favourite creature when you were little?