that's interesting, Rhiannon. for some years now, I've noticed - travelling down the Bristol Road thinking of anything but the drive to work, as you do - that at conker time of year, there are always bubbles in the puddles at the side of the road.
I was coming to the conclusion that it was something to do with the smashed conkers. your comment seems to confirm that!
(not someone with fairy liquid then, which was the other alternative)
make an mobile with conkers and nutmegs and holly leaves make inuit snow goggels by cutting in half, hollowing out and attaching string and making eye holes Use as golf balls/marbles/catapult ammo/part of a throwing/ball game Hollow and carve to make a Mini pumpkin style thing make a very small crash helmet for a budgie Glue to the bottom of your shoes to make you taller Try stringing them together to make a clunky necklace/bracelet/shirt/bra(as a gift?) Food/bait on a squirrel table (as opposed to bird table) Use bits of the shell stuck on card to make a picture See if you can make a pipe end from it Learn Juggling These are all theoretical ideas, i haven't tried any, so some might not be practical
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small sugar pot Fake eye replacement for people with glass eyes seat or play thing for a small creature Paint as people and make a family of strange round characters Yule tree decorations, could be hollowed and filled with something Grate it to make confetti Hollow out, fill with wax and a wick, to make extremely cool candles. (This one might be dangerous as they might not stand up and the shell might burn. Make something like these acorn craft animals
As far as I can find out, you need to peel them, dry them and mash them up, and then mix with water. The only internet recipes I can find suggest using it for cloth, but I know that some expensive bath toiletries have horse chestnut extract in them.
They are poisonous - I did find one website that suggested the reason for this was they basically turn your blood into detergent - eurgghh!!
if they are still in the outer casing you can turn it into a mini mace threading on string & then declare war on cats. ;D
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