When packing for our beach trip, I made sure to toss in a few crafty supplies. One of my plans was to help my son create a handprint crab as a souvenir. It turned out to be a great family activity one afternoon when he was wearing down from the sun & water. The 3 of us returned to the house ahead of the others to make the crab:
Afterwards, we handed him a fresh sheet of paper, the brush and a small plate with additional paints on it so he could make his own masterpiece. The simple fun of painting was exactly the calm, relaxing activity he needed. 🙂
Supplies: watercolor paper; acrylic paint; googly eyes; glue dots; Micron black pen.