This Week's Big Fish.
This week's Monday Mélange was learning about loofahs. Victoria, one of our parents, came to talk about how loofahs are made and where they come from.
A loofah begins as a black seed, which turn into plants with yellow flowers like squash. When the plant turns brown it is peeled and washed. Then it is dried in the sun.
The final result is a loofah (as above), which can be used in a variety of ways. They can be used to wash things such as dishes or even people. The texture of the loofah makes it an ideal skin exfoliant. People even make them into sandals, which are excellent for massaging feet as you walk. Each River child received a piece of loofah to take home.