Ruby busied herself making sandcastles
while I went in search of shells
After a quick paddle in our wellies, it was time to come home with our treasure.
The treasure was washed and dried and we learnt the names for the different types of shells (apart from the pink mouse ear ones, which I'm still not sure of!)
The onset of chickenpox and our confinement to the house was a great excuse to get crafty. With some of the tiny shells we decided to make a treasure box for all Ruby's special little things.
- A small lidded box (a recycled gift or jewellery box is perfect)
- Selection of small shells
- PVA glue and a brush
This is such a simple craft to do, just a case of painting the glue onto the lid
Arranging the shells on the top
Wait for it to dry and there you have your own little treasure box for keeping all your special bits and bobs in.
If you don't have shells at home, or fancy a wet and windy trip to the beach, you could try using buttons, beads or even dried pasta instead.