Swell Summer Frame

by Anna from South Carolina

Gather

4-by-6-inch picture frame
blue paint and paintbrush (optional)
sandpaper
scissors
beach finds: shells, shiny rocks, sand dollars
glue gun

Go

1. If your frame isn't blue, paint it. Use wavy strokes to mimic the ocean.
2. Cut sandpaper to create your "beach" along the bottom of the frame.
3. Arrange objects around the frame, experimenting until you find a design you like. Try overlapping different objects or allowing some to hang off the edges of the frame.
4. Ask an adult to help you fasten the objects to the frame using the hot glue gun.
5. Place a photo in the frame of your friends or family at the beach!

    This article first appeared in the August 2010 issue of Clubhouse magazine. Copyright © 2010 Focus on the Family. Used by permission. Photo © Ron Nickel.