Galations 5:22

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Galations 5:22

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Beachy Keen Handprints

On a beach trip two summers ago, I decided to try an idea I found in Family Fun magazine.
Click here for their tutorial.
Of course, theirs was way "prettier" than ours, but hey, for a 2 & 3 year old, they turned out pretty good!

In a small card board box, I put  4 premeasured bags of plaster of paris and a measuring cup.  I was so glad I had the box, because I hadn't thought about how I was going to get the handprints back home...they can be a little fragile, but nothing E6000 can't put back together!  We started by making handprints in the sand.  Be sure the prints are deep enough to hold the plaster.  Then we added some seashells that we found on the beach.  Next, we mixed the plaster with sea water and poured them into our molds.  I put bent paperclips on top of the molds so I could easily mount the handprints later.

It doesn't take long for them to set up.  We went for a walk & they were ready when we got back.  I picked them up, put them in my box, and left them there for a couple of months.

The Family Fun example has them mounted on sticks on driftwood.  Very cute, but not practical in my house of toddlers.  I found a barnwood frame at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off.  I sprayed the back with spray adhesive, put a beautiful sea blue linen down, added some small nails and mounted the handprints.  The info about the trip is written on the back of the frame.
All in all, it is a sweet little keepsake of a fun trip to the beach!


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Lolly Jane said...

hi! thanks for visiting {again, lol!}

so this idea is darling, i love it!!

do you do a weekly party? or just a one time thing?

we'll be attending this one for sure.


Christy said...

Very cute idea!!! Now I need the kids, and the beach vacation to go along with this sweet idea. ;o)

Becky said...

I saw that craft and have wanted to try it...yours look so cute we might have to try it next week while we are on vacation. Thanks for the sweet comments. I knew I had been to your site before- the framed photo confetti is an awesome project!!! Thinking about a gift to wrap for your fun new party :)

Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block said...

Oh my gosh, Jami! What a fantastic idea! They turned out SO cute, too! Great job!!

shannon i olson said...

HOw cute is that!

Entertaining Women said...

This will look great in my house. I have just the place for it....seriously! ILY...the MIL

idesign said...

so creative and cute! visiting from fireflies and jellybeans, come visit sometime :)


rite said...

New follower from Friendly Friday Follow! Super cute idea with the hands i love that
Have a wonderful weekend!


PS i also host a weekly blog hop! Feel free to link up anytime :0)

EllensCreativePassage said...

Great idea to freeze a moment in time! Love it!

Lady J said...

What a wonderful idea...we often visit the coast for our family vacations and this keepsake is perfect.
Thanks for sharing!

Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

What a great idea, and a great way to treasure your trip.

Unknown said...

That is SOOOO CREATIVE AND CUTE! what a great display! thanks for linking it! Jenn

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

That is AWESOME!!!!

Melissa said...

What a super-cool idea!! I love it - I might have to do something like that soon!!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Jami, Love this idea! Simply adorable! Putting them in the frame is a fantastic idea - what a way to preserve memories! I have featured this today - Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase, I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Anonymous said...

I love this idea! So neat. Thanks for linking up with 6 inches of ribbon


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