If the forecast proves to be correct, East Hampton could see more rain this weekend, and if you're looking for a rainy day activity with the kids, perhaps the endeavor a Springs mother took on this week will offer some inspiration.
Maria Reininger and her daughters Natalie, who is 6, and Katie, 3, constructed a wreath of beach glass — some of which is even older than the age of both of her girls combined.
They used about 250 to 300 pieces of glass collected over 13 years, Reininger said. Don't even think about asking for her secret spot for finding the treasured collectible.
"The first thing we did was sort through the glass to find the ones that were the most worn smooth from time in the water/sand," she explained. "Then we started by hot glueing the largest pieces onto the styrofoam wreath form," about a foot in diameter, which she purchased at the Sag Harbor Variety Store.
The kids handed her the glass, since they are too young to use the hot gun, and they tried spacing out the shades of green, blue and clear/white glass for some color coordination.
Once the largest pieces were on, they slowly filled in the wreath with smaller sized pieces. "I am not going to lie, the kids lost interest after about an hour," she said. "We took breaks for snacks and went back to it several times," she said. "The girls really enjoyed going through the glass, sorting the colors, sizes and different shapes."
She suggested an easier and quicker project — hot gluing the beach glass onto styrofoam craft balls, which the Variety Store also sells, putting several of them in a bowl for decoration. There's plenty more ideas, she said, in the book, "Sea Glass Crafts."
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