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I know summer is behind us, but I have boardwalks on my mind. I'm deep into planning our next big trip, which will take us east to several states that are famous for their boardwalks. I don't think we'll actually be visiting those boardwalks on this trip (as I'm already packing in way more activities that a reasonable person would even consider), but we will definitely go to at least one Atlantic beach.
- 1 sheet of photo-realistic sand patterned paper
- 1 sheet of photo-realistic water patterned paper
- 2 cotton balls
- mini craft sticks
- 2 bamboo skewers
- craft glue
- beach-themed stickers
Cut or tear the water patterned paper approximately in half and layer it on top of the sand patterned paper. Glue it in place.
Lay the skewers horizontally across the paper. They should reach from end to end without extending beyond the paper. If the skewers are too long, trim them. If the skewers are shorter than the papers, trim the papers so they are exactly the same as the skewers.
Pull fluffs from the cotton balls to mimic the surf. Glue them in place.
Put the skewers down parallel to one another on your work surface. Arrange the mini craft sticks across the skewers so they look like a boardwalk. Completely fill the skewers, then glue them in place.
This gives you a sense of scale for the mini craft sticks.
When the boardwalk is dry, turn it over and add glue along the length of the skewers, then glue them to the sand portion of the paper.
Decorate the beach with stickers, such as a shovel and pail, a sandcastle, or a sea star.