If you get to the beach this summer why not get the kids to collect some shells, pebbles, sea glass and even sand to bring home and create masterpieces. We have 8 Great Beach Craft Ideas for Kids to Create Summer Mementos that you can treasure long after the summer is over. Sign up for our free monthly newsletters. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube & Pinterest.
#1. Shell Necklace / Bracelet
Cut the string for the correct length for a necklace or bracelet, and tie a knot in one end, then your child can string as many shells on as will fit before you tie the ends together.
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#2. Treasure Jar
Why not get the kids to take our Beach Scavenger Hunt and add the items collected, along with some sand from the beach, to a clear, glass jar to create a pretty ornament.
Or collect interesting coloured pebbles and add them to a jar, along with some water to create a homemade vase.
#3. Sand Painting
- Paint the glue onto the card and let you child sprinkle sand over the page.
- Once have finished, shake the picture off over a tray and the sand will have stuck on to create a pretty picture.
- You could get them to draw a picture and just add glue to certain parts so it adds a new dimension to the image.
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I love this seahorse craft which I found over on Creativeinchiago showing us that even small pieces of driftwood can be turned into something beautiful.
#5. Treasure Plaque
Create it in a disposable tray and add an upright straw to the top and trim once dried, to create a clever hanging hole. Once your treasures have set in the plaster, you could paint the background if you wish.
#6. Sand Bowls
The amazing sand bowl in the image has been created by Israeli designer Leetal Rivlin.
By adding craft glue to sand and moulding around a bowl, see if you can make your very own sand bowl to store your beach treasures in!
#7. Pebble Painting
You can paint the whole rock to start with. Then when that’s dry have fun painting on the facial features, eyes, eyebrows, noses, lips, ears, maybe even some hair.
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#8. Beach Collage
Using a heavy, coloured card and craft glue, you can add your beach treasures to the card to create a beautiful seaside masterpiece.
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Have you tried any of our beach craft ideas yet? Please let us know in the comments box below.