Gourds - ready to be craft items

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Last year’s ornamental gourds have now completely dried and some of them rattle when they are shaken as the seeds roll around. We took advantage of a few wet days to paint them with emulsion from left over sample pots. The next stage is for the grandchildren to add detail by painting (faces?) or sticking (hair on?). They are amazingly light when dried:

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This is one of the largest and weighs in at just over one ounce.

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