Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mermaid Treasure Box

Over my kid's Spring Break, my family and I headed to the Northern California coastline for some much needed rest and relaxation. The weather was very cold and extremely windy, but we had lots of fun anyway. We all love to comb the beaches for pretty shells and sea glass. The cottage that we stayed at was filled with lots of unique seashell treasures, and this inspired me to make my own treasure box. You can buy boxes and mirrors inexpensively from Michaels and assortment of shells online.
For children's parties, Michaels sells small wooden hinged boxes starting at $1.00. Depending on the age group, it might be best to prime and spray paint the boxes beforehand. You can then
have the children decorate the tops and sides with shells and glitter. Shells will need to be hot glued to the boxes so parent participation is a must.