Last year, we spent a glorious day on the beach, collecting rocks and smooth beach glass. Most of the glass pieces were tiny, and while we had no practical use for them, it was so much fun to spot yet another little gem in the sand. A year later, dreaming of the sea and the summer, we decided to make a seashell and beach glass collage. Out came all of our summer finds!
– cardstock paper (blue, green or whatever colour you’d like)
– little seashells, rocks, beach glass and dried moss or seaweed
1. Download the template by clicking on the pictures and print it out on a piece of card stock. You are welcome to use our design, but it may also be fun to make your own design with children if they are up for it!
2. Cut the design out.
3. Apply strips of packing tape to the back of the paper so that the sticky surface is exposed in the cutouts.
4. Collect your seashells, glass and other finds in a bowl.
5. Stick your treasures to the tape! Natural materials are fun for kids to explore and sort, and Budster took his time, assembling his sea collage.
This is how the collage looked when Budster was finished with it.
Budster has since filled in the blank spots in his fish with the addition of some coloured rice to the from a sensory bin.
April is an Earth month, and if you are interested in crafts from recyclable materials, eco-friendly hacks and natural parenting solutions, you may check the Earth Month Blog Hop from my community of kid bloggers. You can also participate in our green giveaway. One of the prizes is a wooden rattle for a baby from my shop!