(My three youngest and two neighborhood friends.)
And just when I thought they had exhausted all uses for them. This happened:
(Note the squirrel to the left of the stick.)
They made a squirrel trap! The other four kids were upstairs waiting patiently, holding the end of the yarn, for the squirrel to go after the treat they left for it. Carson, however, was just wanting to shoot it.
They did "catch" (I use that term loosely:) one but by the time they came down the steps and plowed over Carson to get out the door, the squirrel had popped the box over and was high tailing it out of our yard. I'm not sure what the plan was if they actually did catch it but I am sure it would have been a "catch and release".
Moral of the story: When considering your next toy purchase, consider hunting down a few big boxes. I think they encourage imagination, team building, cooperation and a whole lot more. (Not to mention that they are easy on the summer budget.)