After our recent vacation, I knew the kids would need a place to keep all their special keepsakes they found at the beach. My kids are big collectors, so there were plenty of seashells, stones and driftwood brought home.
So, I made a stop at our local Michael's craft store and bought two of these simple jars.
We had brought home a little sand from the beach as well, so the kids filled their jars with some sand and their special beach finds.
We left the jars only part way full, so they could tilt them and see all their treasure inside, like an I Spy Jar.
I used my label maker to add the date and location of our trip, then added a little twine for decoration (and as a nice reminder to keep the jar closed!). This was an easy and inexpensive craft to do. Plus, the kids have a special keepsake of our trip.