Saturday, August 27, 2011
I asked Maddie if she'd like to make a sand-and-shell something, at the beach with me.
"It could be a heart... a fish... I think I'll make a star! Want to?"
She said yes.
At the beach, we looked for interesting things... beach glass, shells, pebbles...
Our beach is on a lake, so we are limited in our treasures, but we looked for what we could.
Maddie was disappointed that she couldn't find enough shells. I offered her the ones I had found, which she didn't want to take from me, so I offered to share my creation with her... we could both make it.
That was alright with her.
We dug a hole in the sand,
and put in the shells.
We put one part of plaster of paris in a soft plastic bucket (that I use for plaster), and then 1/2 a part of beach water in with the plaster.
Stirred it up,
and then poured it into our shape in the sand.
After we let it set for a little while,
we dug it up.
There! A treasure to take home.