Friday, May 21, 2010

Handprint Crab and the Beach!

Pin It now! I found this cute little handprint crab over at Ramblings of a Crazy Woman and I knew it would be the perfect craft for us to do this week since we were going to the beach. I changed it up a little bit and let Dawson paint the ocean/water (or "wawa" as he calls it) before we did the crab. I know how much he likes to do crafts and just doing handprints isn't very fun for him...he wants to paint!


Dawson painted SO well! I didn't have to remind him at all to stay on the paper. He did get a little bit of paint on the table but I could tell it was on accident, he seriously amazed me. He did so good!

After the blue paint dried we added his handprints so there would be a crab in the water.


If we do this again (and we just might...) I'd do his handprints first and after they are dry I'd tape a paper over the crab and then let him paint. That way when I take the taped paper off you would still be able to see the crab really well. I still LOVE how it turned out, I love all of his creations.

And before I go here are some pictures from the beach that inspired us to do this craft...

Daddy and Dawson walking towards the water.


Dawson LOVED putting his feet in the water.


He didn't want to leave when we were trying to get him to play in the sand.

He only sat in the sand for about 30 seconds...


And then he took off for the water! (Don't worry Dave is right beside him just out of the picture)



It was hilarious to seem him RUN as FAST as he could toward the water. He wanted to be in the water so bad...


And then he was happy again. :)




Me and my baby.




We'll definitely be headed to the beach a lot this summer because Dawson absolutely loved it.

20 comments:

Christina said...

Super cute!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

You've got a little picasso on your hands there. Dawson looks like he had a blast at the beach too. So nice to be able to spend time with Daddy I'm sure.

Thanks for you for your kind thoughts for GG. She's doing better today!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Amy said...

You have such fun ideas! I can't believe how well Dawson does with all the crafts you do with him! What a lucky fella to have a mom like you!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the crab. JDaniel is dying to go to the beach. I told him we were going in the fall and he has ready tried to pack twice. Have a great weekend!

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Looks like lots of fun. I love that craft. I will have to try it sometime.

postmommy said...

Super cute. SO brave of you to do paint...I avoid it and go for crayons/colored pencils usually :p

Stopping over from SITS!

cheekymama said...

What a cute craft idea. Dawson is adorable. I wish I was heading to the beach today. Well, at least we got two bbqs to go to :-)

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M said...

Love the crab art! I can't wait to try that. Have fun at the beach.

Stopping by from SITS.

Kerry Neville Bakken said...

The crab art is great--a perfect beachy, summer craft. I know I'll be making them with my kids!

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Shanilie said...

What a gorgeous beach!!! I have to go soon. Jealous!

He did such a good job painting and so neatly!

littlewondersdays said...

Cute craft! It looks like a great time at the beach.

Talita said...

How beautiful draw! lol

Lovely pics! He's so adorable!

Kim - In Search of Me in Mommy said...

Cute, Cute Crab! First time here...actually found you through SITS (I am catching up on the FBs I missed)

Beautiful Family - and the beach looks like so much fun!

Kottage Kreations said...

I just came from SITS. I'm glad I did! What an adorable son and family you have! I just loved the Handprint Crab and the Beach painting Dawson created. I will have to try this with my soon-to- be three yr. old grandson. I remember those good-ole days with my own son. Thank you for the lovely read! Hope to see you visit me at http://kottagekreations.etsy.com
soon! Or my blog at http://kottagecreations.blogspot.com !

Tifani says... said...

We are going to the beach soon and will use that crab art idea. Thanks!

Together We Save said...

Oh he is such a cutie!! My girls loved the beach when they were little! Now as teenagers they are the first out to play in the water, not have to just tan like their friends.

cheri said...

your baby looks so adorable :) and obviously, he's a "wa-wa" person :)

from SITS :)

artsy_momma said...

I'm so jealous that you get to go to the beach! Cute artwork!

Lindzena said...

Oh this is so cute. Most kids I know are afraid of the water, he's an adventurous one. :) I need to go to the beach now!! I loved this post.

Trudie said...

Cute, cute cute!! He truly is one happy little boy! Love the craft idea, will need to try this with M.