We’re in that funny-feeling stage of summer that still feels VERY much like summer, but we can feel the end is soon. This is one summer that I would’ve liked to be endless. We’re in a groove, things are good, can’t we have another month??
We don’t live especially near a beach, so getting to one is a big deal to us and a favorite part of summer (when we can make it happen). Beach vacations are some of the memories we want to carry with us, so it deserves a memento.
INSIDE THE JAR
For my son’s jar, I combined items collected from our last beach trip with the trip we took this summer.
Old stuff: the little yellow shovel he used to play in the sand and the soft white Destin sand.
New stuff: lots and lots of shells, most recently hosting a little crab (we found a lot of little crabs to prove it).
PREPARING THE JAR
My kids and I painted blue-dyed school glue onto glass jars and baked them in the oven until the glue looked like part of the glass (about 15 minutes @ 200 F).
Maybe keeping these jars near will help us hold onto summer a little longer. Maybe when winter comes, the kids can hold the jars, even shake them a little, and remember happy things. That’s my hope. It’s definitely worth a try.
Did you get to the beach this year? Did you bring back any treasures?
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