Collect sand and shells for a magical craft that memorializes a trip to the beach.
sand and shells
Cut a starfish shape from corrugated cardboard (download our free template).
Coat the star with an even layer of tacky glue, then sprinkle it with a layer of sand. Adhere shells with more glue and let it dry.
Dab glue onto the end of a thin dowel (ours is about 1/8 inch wide) and insert it into a channel in the cardboard.
Instead of bringing sand back home, you can make a mermaid wand right at the beach. Just bring the starfish shape to the shore, along with a bottle of glue and a dowel.