Seashell Christmas Ornament @Elly Kohs Kids=Happy Mom: It's never too early to start planning for Christmas.  The Christmas things are already out at the craft stores too!  Save your shells and let your kids fill clear plastic balls with them. Wrap twine around the top and glue in place. Ta da!

Seashell Christmas Ornament @Elly Kohs Kids=Happy Mom: It's never too early to start planning for Christmas. The Christmas things are already out at the craft stores too! Save your shells and let your kids fill clear plastic balls with them. Wrap twine around the top and glue in place. Ta da!

Have done this on the beach. Take your bag of plaster of paris, mix with sea water. Make depression in damp sand. Put in dead critters, shells, etc. faced toward the bottom. Pour plaster. Let dry and dig around it carefull to remove. Can use irregular shape or press a pail or dish into sand. Can even make sand castles with decorations. They last a long time as garden decor.

Have done this on the beach. Take your bag of plaster of paris, mix with sea water. Make depression in damp sand. Put in dead critters, shells, etc. faced toward the bottom. Pour plaster. Let dry and dig around it carefull to remove. Can use irregular shape or press a pail or dish into sand. Can even make sand castles with decorations. They last a long time as garden decor.

Handmade Boats - cute kid's project, or make cute decor for a beach house (or a beachy feel)! Directions for origami boats to match your sailboats/rafts, too! Could jazz this up even more with candles, esp. if it's light enough for these babies to float in a whole ocean scene!

Handmade boats

Handmade Boats - cute kid's project, or make cute decor for a beach house (or a beachy feel)! Directions for origami boats to match your sailboats/rafts, too! Could jazz this up even more with candles, esp. if it's light enough for these babies to float in a whole ocean scene!

Awesome ideas for your next day at the beach!!!  Fun for all ages-- includes, activities, crafts, tips, and photo ideas!

Awesome ideas for your next day at the beach!!! Fun for all ages-- includes, activities, crafts, tips, and photo ideas!

This is a cute idea for shells found during your beach vacation! Would make nice Christmas gifts for kids to make for family.

This is a cute idea for shells found during your beach vacation! Would make nice Christmas gifts for kids to make for family.

Sand cast child's feet/hands with plaster of paris. (Blog recommends doing it on vacation, but I'm going to do it in our backyard sandbox, or maybe at my daughter's favorite playground)

Sand cast child's feet/hands with plaster of paris. (Blog recommends doing it on vacation, but I'm going to do it in our backyard sandbox, or maybe at my daughter's favorite playground)

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