Summer’s over and the kids are back in school. But, don’t let those memories slip by. You know all those shells you collected at the beach, make a craft with them aside from just putting them in a jar!
What You Need
1 cup flour
1 cup salt
1/2 cup water
Cookie sheet pan
What You Do
- Mix the flour, salt and water to make your salt dough.
- Roll it out to about 1/4″ thick.
- Use leaf shape cookie cutters of varying sizes to cut out some leaves.
- Set them on the pan (ungreased). Press a shell into one, two or all of the leaves. Don’t forget to poke a hole in them so that you can string ribbon through them, too!
- Bake them in the over at 250 degrees until they are hard. (DON’T BURN THEM!) This will make them durable and hold the shells in place.
- Allow to cool before painting them.
- Once painted and dry, string a piece of ribbon through each of them.
Now you’re craft has become a pretty collection of something from the sea and something from the land to hang as a cluster or by themselves. It’s a nice way to display the shells, too.