Beach Memory Jars

Beach Memory Jars

Memories made at the beach last a lifetime.

As far as I'm concerned, this is completely true!

However, sometimes it helps to have a little something to aid the memories. My sister pointed out a glass jar to me recently which had 'Sand from our favorite beach' printed on it. I really liked the idea, but thought I could make it myself and actually etch the name of the beach into the glass.*

Beach Memory Jars 1

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Beach Craft: Driftwood Windchime

Beach Art Driftwood Windchime

We're incredibly fortunate to live on the coast and be able to visit the beach whenever the whim takes us; making memories, gathering treasures, and enjoying the wonders of nature. When we come home it's always time to empty our pockets and examine our prized possessions, debating our latest way of storing them and remembering the fun.

This time we went for a driftwood windchime.

Beach Art Driftwood Windchime

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Creative Painting Techniques (Tuesday Tutorials)

Painting Techniques for Children

I think we've spent every second of the daylight hours over the past two weeks outside in the sunlight and fresh air, playing in the sand and water, planting seeds and generally exploring the wonders (and horrors) of our garden again.

For this week's Tuesday Tutorials round-up, I've selected my favourite painting techniques linked up last week; these are the types of activities which can be such fun done on the patio in the sunshine.

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