May I please introduce the CreepeeTeepee!
Ever been out in the woods and really wanted to creep up on your woodland friend, but they keep spoiling your fun by seeing you? Yeah, me too, all the time.
That’s why I invented the CreepeeTeepee.
It’s a Teepee that’s mobile so you can creep up on people in it.
Admittedly, the prototype I’ve made needs a bit more camouflage but you get the idea.
What, you don’t get the idea? Well, the idea is that you go out into the woods and find, come across, or make** a CreepeeTeepee with a friend, then you have a great time creeping up on each other.
I’ll level with you, this is definitely something where you have to #justplayalong. A bit like when you’re playing hide-and-seek with a little kid and they hide behind a broom handle. It could go a little something like this:
[You’re walking through the woods with your friend. You come across a CreepeeTeepee. Your friend carries on walking ahead while you clamber inside and begin to creep]
Your friend: Oh, I wonder where my lovely friend has gone? They were here a minute ago…
You: Tee hee hee
[creep, creep, creep, etc.]
Your friend: They must be around here somewhere…
You: Aha! It is I, in my CreepeeTeepee!
Swap roles and each have a go at creeping. It’s great fun!
I find that the best way to do it is to lift the CreepeeTeepee and scuttle forwards, keeping your centre of gravity low, then quickly (but softly) drop it to the ground and crouch down when your friend turns round. You might find much better tactics though. Experiment and let me know how you get on!
Do watch out for low-hanging branches though, and medium-height branches for that matter…
**I’ll be back later to tell you how to make one 🙂