Then head to the beach!
Every summer our children collect countless buckets of shells which they love to paint, both at the beach and at home.
In our beach bag I always have the following in a large Ziplock bag…
*Melissa & Doug beach bucket
*Crayola glitter glue pens
*Paper napkins or folded paper towels
*Baby wipes (to clean hands or surfaces)
Whether at the beach or at home I have the kids lay a few newspaper sheets for each child, then fill cups with water. Afterwards I write each child’s name on the backs of all of their shells to prevent any issues.
Crayola makes amazing sets of paint, glitter glue pens, as well as a variety pack of paint brushes which are perfect for a number of children to share.
I usually model for the kids creating my own shell, and dip my paintbrush in a cup of water in between colors, then dabbing it in a paper towel.
Activities that are hands on and promote creativity are the most memorable ones for children I feel.
Enjoy your paint fest, and turn a simple shell into a masterpiece with your kids!
Take it from a Mom Who cant wait to stroll with the kiddies for more shells this week, and have a shell exhibit for our family!