Beach Crafts and Activities

Many people have been asking me about crafts and activities for the beach, so I thought I’d do a little beach roundup post. Below are three crafts, as well as a couple of beach inspired coloring sheets. And we would love to hear about your favorite beach activities too, so feel free to share them in the comments!

Click on the links or photos below.

Driftwood Fish – Have fun gathering drift wood and rocks, then easily decorate them with some non-toxic paint pens.

Wooden Sand Combs – Make a simple, wooden sand comb and enjoy some peaceful sand play.

Paper Kite – Make your own kite with some sticks, paper, and tape!

Get in touch with the ocean with some underwater coloring sheets.

Underwater Design

Underwater Creatures and Fish

17 Comments

  1. June 29, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    What a lovely collection of beach activities. When we go to the beach - there's plenty rock-pooling, toy-car road planning and large scale drawings with sticks. However, I recently wrote a post about play, art and music-related beach activities for when you can't get to the actual seaside here. http://home-adventurer.blogspot.com/2011/05/oh-i-do-like-to-be-beside-seaside.html

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  2. June 30, 2011 at 11:27 am

    These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I have posted your link on my facebook page to share with other nature-inspired families!

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  3. June 30, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    What a lovely post. I love the coloring sheets... but everything looks so peaceful and full of joy! When we go to the beach, our kids love playing in the sand. But their most favorite play is jumping the waves --- And we love to see our children jumping the incoming waves. Because this game my last for hours! :)

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  4. Stephen Wolfe
    July 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Joel, Thanks for posting the list and thanks for offering the input on FB before we went on our trip. I think your post almost matches the craft box I took down there with me. Great post. It will be shared!

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  5. July 10, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I like the obvious, making castles , but my favourite bit is then making flags to go on the top, using drift wood sticks seaweed, feathers, scraps of fabric or anything else that comes to hand.

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  6. Rebecca
    July 14, 2011 at 8:24 am

    It just occurred to me that this wooden salad hands would be genius at the beach too. I see them at the thrift store frequently. I've been meaning to make your awesome sand rakes forever.

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  7. SONG
    July 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I love your idea! :)

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  8. July 19, 2011 at 9:12 am

    do you now that , it ' s " la classe " to play on the beach lol !! http://theanils.canalblog.com/archives/2011/06/12/21380467.html#comments http://theanils.canalblog.com/archives/2011/06/28/21501029.html#comments

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  15. August 9, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    (I must have been hiding under a rock for a while. I just found your blog and love it!) Oh, the beach holds hours and hours of fun for our family incluing buried treasure, dyed sand art, shell & sea glass necklaces and more. Like you I have fun blogging about it: http://howthesunrose-lalagirl.blogspot.com/2011/07/down-by-bay.html http://howthesunrose-lalagirl.blogspot.com/2011/07/shell-seakers-sea-glass.html I look forward to all the great inspiration and fun craftyness in your blog.

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