You can enjoy the beach all year round with this great Beach Ornament.
What You'll Need:
- Clear plastic Christmas ornament
- Small siphon or funnel
- Small shells
- Small pieces of beach glass
- Small pebbles
- Other small beach items
- Glue gun and glue sticks
Remove the top of the ornament, and, using a siphon, fill the ornament 1/4 of the way full with sand. Pour in some different colors of glitter, and gently shake the ornament to mix the glitter in (be sure to cover the opening with your hand when you shake it).
Drop in small shells, beach glass, beach pebbles, small pieces of driftwood, and anything else you have discovered at the beach. You can also add a small marble for a beach ball, a tiny paper umbrella, or a pair of doll sunglasses if you wish.
With an adult helping, glue the lid of the ornament back in place. (Be extremely careful, the glue can be very hot!)
Now it's time to admire the beach in the little world you created. Hang it on your Christmas tree or in a window. Every time anyone in your family looks at it, they'll be reminded of all the fun you had last summer on vacation!
For another fun idea for ornaments you can make yourself, see our Straw stars on the next page.