As we sat down to create our weekly kids craft – I had one idea in mind, but Stella had another one! I have started to do the fall cleaning and purging and as I was cleaning out some drawers I came across two wooden boxes leftover from last Christmas. Well, these boxes had to be used, decorated, turned into creations! Sitting on the treasure table was the bag of shells that came back with us from the Jersey Shore. Wooden boxes and shells, hmm shell box?
I set out the boxes, paint brushes, shells and then we picked out our paints…
Paint, assorted colors
1. Decide on what color or colors you want to paint your box and start painting. This might take some time – you may have to paint one part of the box, allow to dry and then paint another part – you might also need 2 coats of paint.
2. If using shells, make sure they are washed and free of sand – easier to glue on. And design away.
3. When I asked Stella what shells she was going to use for her shell box, she told me she was not using shells. Looking at her a little confused I asked then what are you going to use for your shell box decorations – feathers, was her reply! So then get your feathers out and glue on.
4. Allow to dry and then display your Imagination Box!