Make a memory
For this lovely keepsake, you’ll need some plaster of Paris (available from Bunnings) – it’s important this stays out of your little one’s reach. Measure one cupful of plaster, tip into a freezer bag and seal carefully. Take this and a spade with you to the beach. Find a flat patch of damp sand, and dig a small section to loosen it before smoothing the surface. Press your child’s hand or foot into the sand, to a depth of at least 2cm, to make a mould. Now pour half a spade of seawater (check the instructions for the exact ratio of water to plaster) into the freezer bag and reseal. Squeeze the bag to mix, until there are no lumps. Gently pour the plaster into the mould. Leave to harden, then dig it out.