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We are wrapping up my fun summer series 30 days of fun crafts to keep kids active and entertained this summer! You won’t want to miss a day of these fun crafts for kids from some amazing bloggers! Please be sure to pay them a visit!
Hi, I’m Vivienne from The V Spot and it’s my turn here at Craft Camp.
I have to be honest, I don’t do a lot of kids’ crafts? Want to know why? Because I am mother to 4 boys, all of whom have the attention span of a gnat and rarely interested in crafting the first place. The secret? A craft that takes all of 5 minutes and incorporates some of their personal treasures.
My little guy and I made this Sandy Beach frame using sand from our local beach and sea shells he had collected.
You will need:
- A picture frame (we used an old one)
- Sand (we live near the beach and just brought a little bit home in a plastic bag, but you can get at any home & garden store)
- Plain white crafting glue (or Mod Podge)
- A paint brush
- Sea Shells (collected or store bought)
- Hot glue gun
Remove the glass and backing from the frame and brush onto the frame, covering the top and sides completely.
Once the frame is covered with a nice coat of glue, sprinkle sand all over it. Make sure you are working over a plate or newspaper to catch the sand. (Note: this is an excellent “outside” craft…) We wanted our Sandy Frame to look like wet sand when it was done, so we used a black frame. If you want it to look like dry sand, make sure you start with a white frame.
While the glue dried, my son to a Lego break and I fired up my hot glue gun. Grant chose which shells to use and directed me where to put them. (We discussed only putting them in one corner, but it would have been fun to put them all around the frame as well.)
You could either put a fun photo from your summer vacation or a treasure like this starfish.
That’s it. Quick, easy, and even kids who have ants in their pants can do this one!
Thanks for having me, Cindy!