Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sand Prints

I couldn't wait to get to the beach to try this Maxtivity.  Making sand prints is super easy and a great way to document your little ones trip to the beach . 
You will need: Plaster of Paris, water, a sand bucket and something to stir with.
Fluff up some sand and press your kid's hand or foot down to make an impression at least an inch deep.  Young children will need help pressing each finger and toe in deeply.  Here you can see Maxton's hand and foot print molds in the sand.

 Mix the plaster as instructed on the box, usually 1 part plaster to 2 parts water (ocean or lake water is fine).  The mixture should be the consistency of gravy.  Pour into your sand molds and let dry completely (at least 1 hour more if possible).  Below Savannah is poring the plaster into our sand molds.
When dry dig out your mold and Ta-Daa you have a tiny, sandy hand print.  I'm putting mine in a shadow box with beach photos and shells we collected on our trip.

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