Got seashells? My sister gave us a bag full of shells from her recent vacation. The boys had a great time turning these shells into sidewalks for fairies and dinosaurs in one of our herb gardens. Above, you can see a dino 'back in thyme'.
We've done similar seashell gardens before, so we know to expect wild birds to completely wreck it by winter. The birds pick up the shells, hoping they might still house edible treats. It is OK. It will be fun in the spring to find random seashells scattered in the mulch, and the shells are good for the soil.
Most importantly is that this project kept both boys occupied for a few hours. : )