A bucket full of sand, the prettiest shells, rocks worn smooth by the waves, as much driftwood as your pockets will hold – wonderfully free natural beach finds so perfect for timeless, treasured craft activities. Continue reading to see and take inspiration from these 21 beach crafts.
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Seashell Craft Pets
Spin Art Rocks
This glorious color-popping art activity is for children of all ages, using deliciously smooth beach stones.
Check out the tutorial on MeriCherry
Driftwood Weaving Or A Little Raft For Shell People!
I just ADORE driftwood, and this cute weaving craft from theredthread. I need to make some right now!
Ripped Tissue Paper Collage
How amazing is this mixed media collage art activity?! Kids can create masterpieces with their hoard of beach finds with this idea from Joy Of My Life. Also, check out her butterflies and insects made with shells in the same post!
Beach Stone Photo Holders
What a neat idea! These beach stone photo holders from Garden Mama are fun and easy to make, and the perfect way to display drawings and photos.
Seashell Craft Necklace
It’s fun searching for shells with holes in them for making jewelry! Just loop, knot, and layer for pretty gorgeous results with this tutorial from theredthread.
Rainbow Sea Shells
This gorgeous backyard activity is something that can be done with leftover egg dye. It’s a science and discovery activity that can easily be turned into colorful artwork and sea shell jewelry when dry. Check out the tutorial on
Sea Shell Snails – adorable!
Salt Dough Shell Fossils
The Imagination Tree has the most beautiful idea for salt dough homemade fossils and nature print keepsakes!
Memory Craft: Shells
How lovely for children to create something special as a reminder of their fun family vacation. Check out this sweet
Sea Shell Stepping Stones
What a precious idea for fairy gardens and magic steps to a playhouse from buzzmills! If you put your ear to the sea shell stepping stones path, you’ll hear the sea!
Exploring Sea Shells
Beach-Themed Sensory Box
If you don’t have room for a sandbox in your backyard, then this beach-themed sensory box from Buggy and Buddy is the perfect sensory activity idea for your little ones!
Beach Treasure Hunt Ice Tower
Bins for Little Hands beach treasure hunt ice tower is a fun frozen excavation activity that incorporates treasured beach finds.
How can you take home and treasure something as ephemeral as a footprint in the sand, or the smallness of your child’s hand the day that she first saw the Atlantic Ocean? Check out Crafting a Green World‘s sandy handprints tutorial!
Mermaid or Fairy Cups. Oh the cuteness!
Painted Sea Shells
She paints sea shells by the sea shore… Painted sea shells is such a simple and engaging activity from Pink and Green Mama.
Make Your Own Seashell Necklace
Nothing says summer more than wearing a pretty seashell necklace!
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What is your favorite beach craft that you have made? Comment below!