One afternoon this last week we pulled the gourds out of a box the boys had received for Christmas from G'pa Tucker and Peggy. I had been waiting for the perfect summer afternoon to give the boys a chance to work on the gourds. They were delighted to again unwrap the box, it was like it was Christmas again. The box was equipped with paint too! They set up the table to stat their projects. This project will take revisiting for a finished birdhouse. We saved some seeds. The round one here in front contained a loofah like sponge inside.