Inspired by a new pack of green pot scourers that reminded him of grass, today Hugo pulled out the animals, fences, trucks and tree blocks to build first a paddock then an entire farm, including helipad (don't all farms have them?), driveway and homestead.
Just as I was enjoying watching all the lovely creative play, Hugo suggested we paint the toys...eep! Whilst it's easy to say no way, I had to think fast to redirect this enthusiasm into another less damaging channel. Remembering the beeswax polish I'd made sometime ago, after reading about it here, this suggestion was a winner. Phew! Potentially ugly crisis adverted.
The polish is easy to make, simply melt beeswax and olive oil together, at a ratio of 3:1, then pour into a jar to cool. You can add a few drops of essential oil if you like, but I love the subtle creamy honey scent of the beeswax. Rub the polish in with a soft cloth (old cloth nappies are ideal.)
After a job well done, with all the toys clean and the wood nourished, it was, um, straight back to the lego. Oh well.