This time of year always begs for a tropical vacation.
Lucky you, if you live in a tropical paradise!
I don't. I like all the seasons, I don't mind the snow and cold...but I love the beach.
This little Zen Garden is a great way to help combat those Winter Blues.
I love it.
This has actually turned into the favorite play thing at our home.
You can go more minimal, or more tropical.
I received these fun things from Oriental Trading.
They have everything you need for parties, holidays, toys, crafts and art supplies.
Fruit of the Sea Seashells
Neon Hibiscus Bandana
I wanted to make sure that the sand didn't pour through the handles,
so I used 2 small pieces of balsa wood and hot glued them over the holes on the inside.
That way the tray is still useful and you can carry it with the handles.
Fill high enough to rake and play with, but not too high that it spills easily.
This is not made for small children.
My youngest is 8 and this was a difficult concept for him, that he was not actually
at the beach...and therefore, had to be careful.
Slide and place shells on the sand.
Let the sensory experience transport you somewhere sunny.
I am actually much more fond of this Zen Garden.
No lines to stay in...no colors to worry about.
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