The mats seemed to be missing something. Then I thought it would be fun to make Annie into a paper doll. I tried many times, and the one above is my final choice. I had to search for the right body and position. This clipart started as a girl in a bikini. I used Photoshop to color in the middle to make a one piece bathing suit. I added different hands and feet from www.iclipart.com. I had cartooned her head last January. If you find my post on how to cartoon and just follow the steps, you could do this with your kids also. I just copied her head only and added it to the clipart body.
When my husband saw this, he actually thought it was quite fun. I've had a horrible case of poison ivy with a viral infection on top of it. I had to do something while being sick.
I sprayed a big basket from Michael's brown like I did for the nautical baby shower. These sails are a lot larger. I am filling the boat with small gifts and using it as a centerpiece.
I'll take pictures at the party. I hope the sandcastle cake turns out. I bought a special large deep square pan for the base, just for this project. I found ideas on Pinterest. I bought dollar sand buckets earlier in the summer to use as lunch pails.
After making one daughter into a paper doll, my other daughter and adopted daughters (college friends who have lived and traveled with me) wanted to be paper dolls. I had already done most of their heads for last year's Disney World tee-shirt, so I just had to add the heads to different bodies. I bought the body you see in the number 4, 5, and 6 boxes. The others were bits and pieces from www.iclipart.com.
I used the boxes from my Safari Roulette game. See previous post. I made my son and daughter's boyfriend taller (because they both are tall). I sent a copy of this photo to the girl's this morning. They didn't recognize the girl in box 8, because she has long blond hair now.
I hope the family loves playing this game as much as I liked making it. We're trying it out before I use it with 25 guests at the baby shower.