It’s always summertime somewhere, and for many people, that means hitting up the local beach or visiting a beach town while on vacation. If you think that spending time at the beach is limited to just swimming, there’s a lot more than you’re missing out on!
If your summer plans include a trip to the seaside, be sure to bring home a few buckets filled with sand. It makes an excellent addition to your arts and craft supply, and we’re pretty sure the beach can spare your haul! From easy memory jars to vibrant works of art, these awesome projects and keepsakes will last long after the tan lines fade and the school year begins. Read on to see our favorite ideas below
FUN WAYS TO PLAY WITH SAND
1. A Castle You Can Keep
Making sandcastles is a rite of passage for beachgoers of any age, so imagine the fun of making one that sticks around once you get home!
2. Hand in the Sand
With a little prep, this handprint project is something you can do while at the beach. You’ll need a good patch of sand and a bunch of beach treasures.
3. Marvelous Memory Jars
There are a lot of ways to remember your trip to the beach, but we especially like this easy memory jar idea from The Country Chic Cottage. If you’ve got mason jars and a snapshot of your favorite beach bum, you’re halfway there.
4. Oceanside Ornaments
These fun sand sculptures won’t wash away with the tide. Made from the homemade sand dough and decorated with colorful beads and stamps, each shape can easily be transformed into ornaments to hang around the house.
5. Sandy Hues
You can use everyday sand to create these anything-but-ordinary ombre candle holders. They’re the perfect centerpiece for summer table decor and fun to make. The kids can help pour in the colorful grains!