Do you know Mancala?
It is a simple, highly addictive game, more or less the African version of checkers. Played around this house often. Particularly by Daughter and her Best Friend.
But we didn’t have our own gameboard. The enterprising children were using empty egg cartons. But, the deep wells were hard to get the pebbles out of.
The local thrift store yielded two mancala boards this weekend. Oh, there was happiness. One board will stay here.
The other will go to school for rainy-day entertainment. That is where the buttons come in. They are stand-in pebbles. But, the pebbles needed a container. And that is where I come in.
Small draw-string bag. Made out of 5″ charm squares. Nothing fancy or amazing, but efficient. Now, every child has a board, and every board has pebbles, and all pebbles have containers, and all is right with the world.
I thought a tutorial for the draw-string bag, simple though it is, might come in handy. So, that is coming soon.