Beach Crafts for Kids

We have some great beach crafts for kids for hours of fun in the sun – even after you’ve left the beach!

Summer isn’t summer without some trips to the beach. These are some crafts you can do when you return with treasures.

Have the kids find and collect things like:

  • Shells
  • Sand
  • Starfish
  • Rocks

This will give some great memories of the fun days at the beach.

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What You Will Learn on This Page:

Octopus Mobile: Create a home-made mobile filled with baby octopus’ – you will feel like you are under the sea!

Sea Shell Critters: Create some fun little shell critters to keep the beach with you all the time.

Rainbow Sand: Bring all the colors of the rainbow to your beach sand.

Sea Shell Chime: Have the sounds of the beaches every time the wind blows.

Octopus Mobile

A fun way to bring the sea, lake or ocean indoors is to make a “under the sea” mobile. We’ve decided to make an octopus themed mobile – but be creative and add some crabs, fish or whatever you wish!

Learn to make our octopus crafts for kids mobile and hang the sea up in your house.

Sea Shell Critters

Create all kinds of little critters with some glue, googly eyes and sea shells. Shells are like snowflakes, no two are alike, and now you can have all kinds of unique little shell creatures with these beach crafts for kids!!

Rainbow Sand Art

Get a Tupperware container and fill it with clean beach sand. Bring this home and dye it rainbow colored!

Craft Supplies:

  • Beach Sand
  • Sifter
  • Bucket
  • Plastic Containers
  • Water
  • Fabric Dye (variety of colors)
  • Plastic Spoon
  • Paper Plate

Step #1:

Using your sifter and bucket, sift through all your sand to make sure it is clean and clear of debris.

Divide the sand into your plastic containers (fill a container for each color you want).

Step #2:

Add water to each container. Just enough so the sand is saturated.

Pour the dye into each container as well. (Note: the sand will dry slightly lighter than appearing when wet)

Step #3:

Mix the dye into the sand. Use a spoon and make sure the dye is mixed in completed.

Set the containers aside for at least an hour to let the dye soak in.

Step #4:

Place your damp sand onto paper plates (one for each color) and put them out in the sun to dry quicker.

Step #5:

Once they are all dry your sand is ready for your next sand art project.

To store it, just place it back in the plastic containers.

If the color is not bright enough for you, just repeat all the steps, add more dye and dry it again until you are happy.

See Shell Wind Chime

Great summer decoration for the porch at home or camp. These beach crafts for kids require a drill so some adult help will be needed.

Collect some shells at the beach and head home to make a beautiful wind chime.

Supplies: Sea shells, bristol board, string, crayons, scissor and glue

Let Us Teach You: Wind Chime Crafts for Kids

Just a few fun beach crafts for kids to bring the fun and sand home! Enjoy these on rainy days or out at a picnic table by the beach!

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