Friday, July 16, 2010

Shell Collages

James and I had SO much fun making these! We gathered a bag of shells from our ever growing collection and set off to the beach. James and I talked about the different animals and things you find at the beach and in the ocean. Then we worked together to create some collages (or 'pictures' as James calls them) of them using shells, sea glass, bits of coral and broken pottery.

starfish
crab
fish turtle
Hooray for nature!!

25 comments:

Michelle said...

Charming as always! We're trying to decide where to go on vacation....you're making the beach the obvious choose!

2 Pequeños Traviesos said...

Awww, this is sooo beautiful! We were at the beach too. I enjoy relaxing at the beach and listening to the sounds of the sea.

Raising a Happy Child said...

How fun! I have a set of shells that I've been saving since next year waiting for the perfect moment. Now I know what I will do with them :)

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

These would make great summer decor put in frames and hung on a wall.

Debbie said...

Those are beautiful! Can't wait to try this with my kids someday.

sippy cup mom said...

Those are lovely, have a fun beach weekend! Karen
Sippy Cup Central

Christy said...

I love that. We were at the beach all day today. Aaaahhhh...summer, so wonderful.

Discovering Montessori said...

Love the collages. James is too cute!!

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

beautiful collages! Your boy is so cute!

Lindsay said...

oo I love these! They turned out so beautiful! We might have to do that on our beach trip!

Rebecca said...

Wow, these are really good!

Jackie H. said...

I can't wait to do this... in our sandbox ;)

Theresa said...

you need to frame those Mari-Ann, they are so precious :)
definitely makes me want to go to the beach.. wish our local one was as beautiful as a Bermuda beach!

Sherri said...

This is such a fantastic idea!

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

What lovely pictures and such a fantastic idea. I am a new reader and have really enjoyed visiting your blog, I particularly love your sensory tray ideas.

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rainbowmummy said...

I love sea glass. I wish I had some sea glass. I forgot how pretty it is.

Beautiful pictures ;)

And thatnks for your sweet comment, I'll get there.

The Mom I Want To Be said...

Beautiful! We'll have to try these when we camp at the beach in a couple of weeks.

Wabi-Sabi Wanderings said...

Such fabulous beach art! They would look lovely set into a patio/garden stone as well :-)

Olives and Pickles said...

Beautiful pictures...thanks for sharing.

Brynn said...

What a fun idea. :)

Abbie said...

The fish is my favorite! Too cute. Wish I had a beach nearby to do this. But I am going to keep this idea in the back of mind for the next time we are on vacation!

GianneCurry said...

Another AMAZINGLY simple, sweet, and brilliant idea! In the short time I have been following your blog, you have inspired me numerous times. I wanted to tell you how thankful I am for your creativity and for sharing your ideas with me, so that my little ones can experience the fun and love that inspired your activities. I am giving out 15 blogger awards and you are on my list. Visit my site to see it and to give out awards yourself. http://www.cowsgomooandducksgoquack.blogspot.com

Jen said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!!! You are so creative, I really admire your inventiveness.

ssmom3 said...

We live near the beach. My grand daughter is coming over tomorrow to help me clean shells and we will try this. She's almost 4 and will love it! Thanks for the great idea!

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