A look back on some of our summer fun...
One week during the summer months, we took a bit of time to learn about seashells and to create with them, as well. We had just gotten back from the beach shortly before we started these activities, so the visual representation of the ocean was fresh in your mind. This art project was what started it all.
Invitation to Create a Beach Scene
shells, stickers, sand, blue tissue paper, brown construction paper, glue,
a piece of cardboard, and a glue gun for mama
One evening after you went to bed, I gathered a few books and several different crafting items that I arranged on these shelves for to you find the next day. We revisited several of them throughout the week, but the look on your face when you discover them upon waking up.
The first thing you did was dive into the art supplies. We used watercolors and dipped chalk pastels into water when to add a bit of color to the black and white pictures I printed out.
One morning we pulled out the ingredients that were placed on the shelf to make salt dough decorations. You helped me pour and mix the ingredients, then took your time placing the shells into the mixture before we baked them up. We have them sitting in a glass jar in the center of our dining room table now. I just love looking at them when we sit down to eat.
While I washed dinner one evening, I decided to give you a few tubs to wash your seashells in. You washed, rinsed, and dried each one, making them shine.
We even took a bit of the fun outside...
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