Beach crafts are perfect for those days when the waves are calling you, but there’s no way you’re going to the beach! Maybe you live really far from the nearest ocean, or maybe one of your kids is feeling under the weather.. or maybe you’re just looking for a fun beach craft to celebrate summer!
This list of fun beach crafts will provide your kids opportunities to enjoy some of the textures, landscape, wildlife, and science of the beach all from home or the classroom.
11 Fun Beach Crafts For Kids To Enjoy
DIY Beach Sand Slime
Talk about a sensory experience! When you can’t go enjoy the beach and all the things to feel, see, smell, and hear, this beach sand slime is a worthwhile substitute. A hands on beach craft kids will love!
Sand Dough Sculptures & Ornaments
This cool beach craft can be done with some sand from the beach to help preserve some of those sweet vacation memories… or if you use play sand/craft sand, it’s another fun craft that brings some of the sensory experience of the beach into your home!
Sea Shell Hair Pins Craft
Bobbi pins with sea shells on them?! Totally beautiful!!! This beach craft would make a great handmade gift idea or simply a delightful project for the ocean lover in your life. I can’t help but think these would be a sweet touch for a mermaid costume!
Mini Aquarium In A Jar
I think this beach craft miiiiight be my favorite on this list! These are just too cute. Sometimes we host a little “day camp” craft week at our house in the summers and if we do an ocean day, these mini mason jar aquariums would be really fun for the kids to enjoy together!
Paper Plate Beach Craft For Kids
Paper plate crafts meet beach crafts in this cute, simple beach themed project! It’s affordable. It’s fun. It will perfectly complement any ocean unit study!
Ocean In A Bottle Beach Craft
Oooooo! Ahhhhhh. Those are some of the expressions my kids and myself make whenever we make a sensory bottle like this one. They are great fun to make and this ocean in a bottle themed beach craft is one I can’t wait to try ASAP!
Colored Sand Beach Souvenir Idea
This one really is best if you’re going to be going to the beach and want a cool souvenir that doesn’t cost any money. Everyone will be proud to display these beautiful, colorful, and unique beach crafts!
Tide Pool Art For Kids
Something about the sandy frame on this beach craft just makes me swoon! I am sorry to admit I’ve never seen a tide pool in real life (we don’t live near an ocean!), but I can’t wait to see one and then make this tide pool beach craft with the kids!
Styrofoam Cup Sea Crabs Beach Craft
These crabs made out of styrofoam cups are downright ADORABLE. They might require a little help, and the kids’ will definitely turn out a little differently than the picture, am I right? Haha.
Floating Popsicle Stick Boat Craft Idea
Anything involving a boat works for an ocean/beach theme, right?! My boys are obsessed with building boats to float in my parents’ pool and I think this beach craft is going to be a hit in our home.
Coffee Filter Crab Beach Craft
Coffee filters – what CAN’T you make with coffee filters for kids? These little coffee filter crabs are kid-friendly fun, easy, and affordable. Honestly, when a craft is this easy, what’s stopping you from saying YES, let’s do it!
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy ant of these beach crafts together with your child! Whether the actual beach is in your future or not, smile & savor these days — they are passing by quickly!
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