Let’s go to the beach! But, instead of diving into the ocean, today we are going to have some fun on the shore. Bring your beach toys, and make yourself a sandcastle paper lantern or two!
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Whether you live next to the ocean or the lake, making sandcastles on the beach is a classic summer activity! There’s just something so fun about building a castle wall, digging a moat, and feeling the sand run through your fingers.
Usually, I simply delve into my paper stash when I start to put my projects together, but I knew these sandcastles just wouldn’t look quite right without the, you know, sand. So, I headed to my local craft store, and found just the right paper for the job!
Playing on the beach and making sandcastles are some of the most beloved activities for my kiddos—especially my daughter! When we went to the beach in Oregon last month, she was so excited about the sand that she laid right down on her stomach and immediately started digging. She didn’t seem to mind the whole “getting sand in your clothes” thing. The trick was trying to keep her from eating the sand…which we weren’t always successful at.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other summer freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy putting this sandcastle paper lantern to good use. And don’t forget to share your cute, finished creations with me on Instagram!
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