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Beach Crafts for Kids

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Beach Crafts for Kids

Beach Crafts for Kids

Have you and your kids been enjoying the beach this summer? Whether it’s the ocean or the lake, there is plenty of creative inspiration at the beach. Here are some fun crafts your kids can do to enjoy the spirit of sand and surf!

Jumping Jellyfish

Beach Crafts for Kids

Age: 5 and up with help from a grown-up.

Materials: 3 inch Styrofoam balls, foam cutter, DecoArt Americana paint in Dragon Fruit and Calypso Blue, thin elastic, Rik Rack, ruler, scissors, goggly eyes and glue. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Adult cuts styrofoam balls in half with foam cutter

- Child paints on half of ball to make jellyfish body

- Adult pokes hole in top of jellyfish, strings elastic through and ties knots on top and bottom.

- Adult helps child measure and child uses safety scissors to cut six inch pieces of  6-9 pieces of Rick Rack.

- Adult helps child glue Rik Rack to underside of jellyfish body

- Child glues eyes on jellyfish

“SEA” Inspired Letters

Beach Crafts for Kids

Age: 7 and up with the help of a grown-up (also great Tween project)

Materials: Large cardboard S, E, and A letters, DecoArt Americana Paint in Whispering Turquoise and Mississippi Mud. Delta Creative paint in Spring Green, blue rope, small pieces of driftwood and sea glass. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints letters using photo as a guide

- After paint dries, child glues rope, driftwood and sea glass on letters.

Sand Frame

Beach Crafts for Kids

Age: 7 and up with help from a grown-up

Materials: Wooden Frame, package of sand, white glitter, Mod Podge, shells, DecoArt Americana paint in Dragon Fruit and Calypso Blue, rope and glue. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints frame (may take 2-3 coats)

- Child mixes 1/4 cup of sand and 1/8 cup of white glitter.

- Child paints Mod Podge on frame and white it’s still wet, sprinkles sand mixture on top.

- Meanwhile, child paints a medium sized and small sized shell bright colors and lets dry.

- When shells are dry, adult helps child glue together to make a fish and add goggly eye.

- Adult glues rope around edge of frame.

- Child glues “fish” on front of frame.

Cute Crabs

Beach Crafts for Kids

Age: 5 and up with help from a grown-up

Materials: Craft Shells, Darice Chenille Stems in orange, Delta Creative acrylic paint in Orange Soda, googly eyes, glue and scissors. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints shells orange (may take two coats).

- Adult helps child cut eight  2 1/2 inch pieces of chenille stems.

- When paint is dry, child flips crab over and glues chenille stems for crab legs.

- Child adds goggly eyes to crab.

Fun Fish

Beach Craft for kids.

Age: 7 and up with help from a grown-up

Materials: Glass containers, shells, DecoArt Americana paint in Irish Moss, Dragon Fruit and Calypso Blue, mini Rik Rack in yellow and green, goggly eyes, glue. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints large shells for fish “body” and small shells for fish fins using photo as a guide.

- Adult helps child cut small pieces of Rik Rack for edge of fish and child glues it on.

- Child glues fins on fish (if desired).

- Child glues goggly eye on fish.

- Adult glues fish to glass containers and child adds any additional shells.

Starfish Mirror

Beach Craft for kids

Age: 11 and up with grown-up supervision

Materials: 12 x 12 wooden block, DecoArt Glamour Dust in Aqua, round mirror, four starfish, hot glue, vinyl letters “you” and “are a.” All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints wooden box with Glamour Dust Paint (may take up to 4 coats).

- With adult supervision, child glues mirror on box using photo as guide.

- Child adds vinyl letters “You are a.”

- With adult supervision, child glues starfish on mirror.

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Comments

  1. Crystal says:

    How super cute!! I love all of them!! The seashell crabs are so adorable!! Pinned :)

  2. This post makes me want to go gather up some kids and start crafting! Great ideas for summer fun!
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  3. SO cute and fun Malia! I love anything to do with shells. These are idea crafts for kids. Pinned :)
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  4. How fun – love those jellyfish!
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