Want a fun activity for the kids this summer?
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!