One of the most exciting things about illustrating children’s books is choosing colors! We wanted to show the ocean and its creatures accurately but VIBRANTLY to really captivate the imagination. So, at the craft store down the acrylic paint aisle, our conversation went something like this: Continue reading “Illustrating Behind the Scenes: Choosing Colors”
For a little birthday surprise, I monogrammed burlap drawstring bags and filled them with sea salt caramel chocolates. They would make fantastic party or wedding favors too. It was an easy DIY project that requires just five materials: Continue reading “DIY Monogrammed Burlap Drawstring Bag”
A great way to keep a reminder of your beach travels is to create a sand collection using spice jars and a spice rack. It makes for a beautiful display, keeping you connected to those cherished beachy feelings. I must admit, though, I haven’t been to every beach that I have a jar for… Continue reading “Make Your Own Sand Collection + Lesson Idea”
We love having a wreath on our door all year round, changing it up with the seasons. Here’s a coastal wreath that will get you feeling relaxed and like you’re coming home to the beach! Continue reading “DIY Coastal Sea Star Wreath”
One of the projects I have students complete in my Marine Biology class is to make a 3D replica of the ocean animal that they chose to research. The goal is to make our own “aquarium” with displays of information to go along with their 3D creation. While there are other options for completing this particular project (video or lesson), they seem to have the most fun with this one!
Take a look at some of their creations!
Here’s an easy DIY to bring the beach home with you, or share the beach love as a wedding favor. I love collecting sand from our travels, and wanted to share the tradition with others on a special girls’ birthday weekend to Miami, Florida. Continue reading “Beach Memories in a Bottle: DIY Keepsake”