So here's a super simple beach craft to make this summer!
Firstly, gather up your supplies...you'll need:
thin pieces of drift wood
shells...a good assortment
ribbon or twine
wire, (I like plastic coated myself, super easy to work with)
a glue gun and glue sticks
whatever else you fancy!
Keep in mind that you can modify the list of supplies...the essential part is the driftwood stick and shells...other than that...it's really up to you...use whatever you have on hand!
We began by using our glue gun and gluing the shell we chose onto the top of our piece of driftwood!
Then wrap your ribbon around near the top of the stick. On mind I left the bottom half of the stick bare, so you could see the driftwood...
Ruby did hers a bit different! The end result will be splendid no matter what you do!
Then we used the wire and wrapped bits of beach glass, shells and threaded on beads...
Here's a close up of my wand...I also used some twine to hang the beach glass and shell off of the wand!
I think the fun thing with this craft is that there are just no rules...put out your supplies, and let your imagination lead you!
"O Golden mermaid appear to me
Spirit of foam, rise from the sea.
The hour of the full moon tide draws near,
Hear the words, draw near and appear!"
We spent our evening watching the sun set at our favourite swimming spot, just Ruby and I. Ruby brought the wands and shook them over the water...it was magical to watch her so caught up in her imaginings!
What a super craft this would be while you're on vacation near the water, or for a mermaid themed birthday party! I think our wands are going to hang out on our nature table for some of the summer...as a reminder of the creative and special summer night we had together!
In mermaid magic