Labor Day week-end was filled with lots of family, fun, sun and...
(Yep, that's my beach-lovin' kid.)
Look what we made...sandprints!
We followed the Family Fun version of making handprints in the sand.
Truth be told, we had a few issues with this craft.
I had forgotten how fast Plaster of Paris dries!
So...I ruined a ton of plaster and just barely had enough for 4 handprints.
I had to teach my niece what a craft fail was...
Oh well, that's a lesson we all have to learn sooner or later.
If you would like to create one of these, (without wasting plaster or patience)
follow these step by step directions!
Place 1 and 1/2 cups of plaster in a ziploc.
In a seperate ziploc (this is important!) place 1 cup of water.
(DO NOT MIX UNTIL YOU'RE SITTING ON THE BEACH, HANDPRINTS READY!)
Pack your ziplocs and head to the beach.
Once you're at the beach, have your child push their handprint into the sand (about an inch) and then fill their print with beach treasures. This one is filled with broken shells.
This print is filled with sticks, rocks and more shells.
When the print is completely filled,
add the water to the plaster and knead the mixture through the ziploc.
This won't take long at all!
Pour the plaster into the handprint.
You may need to use a stick to get the plaster to cover all the areas.
Let the handprints dry about 30 minutes in the sun.
After 30 minutes, dig the sand around the handprint and lift up! Ta-da!
(This is my adorable niece, Alex modeling for me!)
I love this print with all the rocks!
End-of the summer beach memories captured.
My, their hands are getting so big!
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