21 Fun Beach Crafts for Kids


Beach Craft activities for children which are fun things to do during summer vacation.  These beach craft ideas include handprint art, starfish art, seashell wind chimes, seashell monogram, beach ball crafts and edible crafts.  No need for your kids to be bored during Summer vacation.  Go through this list of fun beach themed things to do that are guaranteed to keep them busy the whole summer through.

21 Fun Beach Crafts for Kids on Tip Junkie

Beach Crafts

Beach Craft Ideas

1.  Sand Handprint ~ Make a sand handprint keepsake to capture precious memories.  You can also make a footprint using the same technique with plaster of paris.

Beach Craft Ideas

2.  Beach Sensory Tub & Playdough {Sensory} ~ Enjoy a bit of the beach at home with this beach sensory tub and playdoh project. Use a homemade playdoh recipe and add some sand to create a unique and interesting texture.

Beach Craft Ideas

3.  Styrofoam Cup Sea Crabs ~  You don’t have to visit the beach to bring it home.  You can create these adorable styrofoam cup crabs.  They are simple to make using items already at home.

Sea Shell Crafts

Beach Crafts

4.  Seashell Monogram ~ This post shows you beautiful ways to display your seashell collection.  You can decorate wood monograms with seashells, display in a dish or make beautiful artwork with the seashells.

Gel Wax Candles

5.  How to Make Gel Wax Candles ~ Making these gel wax candles would be a super fun project with the kids.  If you went sea shelling this summer they would be perfect for the candles.  Also, they’re a great keepsake.

Seashell Crafts

6.  How to Make a Vacation Memory Vase {repurpose} ~ Capture those summer memories by using a vacation picture and collected seashells to create a beach themed memory vase. Step by step tutorial after the link.

Sea Shell Craft

7.  Salt Dough Seashell Craft ~ Use this simple salt dough recipe to pair with collected sea shells.  Display the pretties on a night stand, side table or mantle.

Sea Shell Crafts

8.  Shell Wind Chimes ~ Make a wind chime using your child’s beach collection.  All you need is fishing line.

Beach Ball Crafts

Beach Ball Crafts

9.  Beach Ball Fruit Pizza ~ You’ve all heard of a fruit pizza, right?  This takes it to a whole new level, turning it into a beach ball.  This edible decor would be perfect for a summer pool party.

Beach Ball Craft

10.  Beach Ball Preschool Art ~ A fun craft for preschoolers and toddlers.  They can can practice identify colors or even make a pattern.

Beach Art Projects

Beach Art Projects

11.  How To Make Your Own Jellyfish {Kids Paper Crafts} ~ Make your own super cute jellyfish kids paper craft in just 5 easy steps. This would be a wonderful craft for a birthday party.

12.  Paper Plate Shark Jaws ~ Shark week or shark-themed party whichever these would be fabulous!  String them together and make a garland.

Cardboard Tube Octopus {Easy Craft}

13.  Cardboard Tube Octopus {Easy Craft} ~ What child would not want to make this cute little octopus? It is made from cardboard tubes that normally go right into the landfill. Craft and recycle at the same time. Decorate your mini octopus with dots, stripes, buttons, googly eyes, and anything else you have around the house.

Spring Bring Painting

14. Paper Plate Fish Craft {Kids Craft Projects} ~ This art project is easy to set up for and super fun for your kids to make! Goes perfectly with the book “Ten Little Fish.” An educational yet fun activity perfect for preschool aged children!

DIY Starfish Art

15.  Sandpaper Starfish ~ Create a super fun sandy starfish without the mess.  You can get the sand texture by using sandpaper.

Footprint Art

16.  Hand and Footprint Lobster {Preschool Craft Activities} ~ This hand and footprint lobster preschool craft activity is a simple and fun way to spend craft time with your little ones.

Edible Beach Crafts

Edible Art Projects

17.  Sand Crab Cupcakes {Edible Art Projects for Kids} ~ There is nothing crabby about these cute sand crab cupcakes.  Let the kids decorate cupcakes or just have them create candy crabs to enjoy.

Edible Beach Crafts

18.  Sand Dollar Cookie {Craft Ideas} ~ These beautiful sand dollars are actually a cookie made from tapioca flour and coconut milk.  A fun addition to your beach themed party or a unique edible craft to make with the kids this summer.

Edible Art Projects

19.  A Crabby Apple Lunch {Food Crafts} ~ Your little one won’t be crabby about stopping to eat lunch with this cute guy on his plate.  A peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a apple are transformed into a happy little crab.

End of School Food

20.  Watermelon Shark ~ This fun watermelon shark has become a fun yearly treat for us in the summer. Get the kids involved and make it a fun afternoon activity!

Edible Beach Crafts

21.  Beach Scene Pudding Cups ~ Rachel and her kiddos whipped the little beauties up while they were camping.  See what ingredients you have lying around and come up with a scene of your own.

Thanks Ladies! I just adore these ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}

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