Under the Sea Bathroom

My children recently picked out a new toothbrush holder. It’s a green, striped submarine. While it wouldn’t have been my choice, they all agreed on this particular one. The bathroom it is in is light blue, has a light blue and sage green striped shower curtain, and the kids all have sage green puppy ponchos. I wanted something to tie the bright green submarine into the theme of the bathroom.

I asked my children to imagine what they might see if they were under the sea. Then they got to work making all sorts of artistic creations. They each had a stack of  creations. We went through them and picked items that each of the kids had made. Then I took their artwork and incorporated them together in watercolor paintings.

The top submarine with the sea monster was inspired by an 1950s sci-fi cover my daughter and I saw. Using various drawings from the kids, we created something we liked even better. Some of my son’s labelled drawings reminded me of biology journals, so we decided to make a painting based on that aspect. I love that we were able to incorporate some of his handwriting into it. A couple of inexpensive white frames finished off the look for the bathroom.


Fairies, dragons, magic, and more. Childhood is a fascinating time, filled magic around every corner. Check out what Families Create! participants created in April:

Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes shares with us the photographic tourshe went on with her children though the enchanted gardens in Photographic Tour Though the Enchanted Gardens and how her family made their very own Fairy Gardens.

A submarine toothbrush holder was inspiration at Living Peacefully with Children. Mandy’s children fantasized about what it would be like under the sea which she then put together with watercolors and framed for this Under the Sea Bathroom.

Brenna at Almost All The Truth shares how her family made Where the Wild Things Are come to life by letting her little wild things make masks and star in their own A Wild Things Masked Rumpus!

Amy at Anktangle created something very special to aide in imaginative fantasy play: a fierce but friendly Amigurumi Dragon!

While Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children doesn’t have her fantasy kitchen, she is making her simple kitchen work better. Check out her unused coat closet turned new Small Appliance Closet. Kitchen Shelves finally give a place to house some of the produce her family goes through. Homemade Chalkboards help keep her family organized while giving a place for children to explore their creativity.

Galit Breen blogged about the magic of the tooth fairy and shared some ideas to use when it’s time for your child’s tooth fairy to make an appearance in What Do You Do When The Tooth Fairy Comes?

Learn how to make some of the Gnome Homes for Rent that Auna at My Sweet Potatoes made for your own backyard and maybe you will soon have a village of Gnomes. Then read as she shares how to make Fairy Butter , a great snack for all the fairies/gnomes in your life.

No set would be complete at Living Peacefully with Children without a Harry Potter themed I-Spy set.

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