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Make a Beach Memory Box from an Egg Carton

Going to the beach? Here's a fun memory box you can make with your seashells and other beachcombing treasures.

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Participant Age: 7 to 12, Under 7
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
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Physical Challenge:
Paint the egg carton.

With a brush and acrylic paint, paint an empty egg carton any color you like.

Add some sand.

When the egg carton is dry, add some sand to each egg cup.

Arrange seashells and other treasures.

Arrange seashells, dried seaweed, driftwood, boardwalk tokens or souvenirs, and any other beach treasures you like inside the container.



NOTE: Before you pick up any treasures from a beach, be sure it's not against the law. Also make sure the sea stars and shelled creatures you pick up are not living. To keep your beach treasures from getting too stinky, ask an adult to soak them in a mixture of  half bleach and half water overnight. Then have an adult rinse them thoroughly before you work with them. You shouldn't have to do this with beach treasures you buy at a store.


Craft by Robin Walker; photos by Susan McElhinney

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