Beach Jar – Fun and Easy Summer Craft

| June 10, 2013 | 18 Comments

My son was invited to my friend’s daughter’s beach themed 5th birthday party this weekend.  They played some ball games in the yard, made a summer Beach Jar craft , ate some cake and had a lot of fun overall. The “loot bag” was beach towels – different prints for boys and girls of course. As a parent I love when kids come home with practical and useful party favours like this. I know kids sometimes including mine prefer a loot bag to include a toy or candy but I just loved this.  Turns out so did my son, he has been walking around the house dressed as a shark since yesterday. I know we will be using it all summer and for summers to come.

Shark towel


I also love this Beach Jar craft for the summer. So easy , so fun and looks great. I remember making similar ones at the beach with coloured sand when I was younger.


Sand jar craft

The sand was bought at Home Depot (and available at many such stores). The rest of the supplies were all found at either the Dollar store  or Michael’s Craft Store.

  • Sand
  • Glass Jars
  • Ocean and sea-life  themed stickers
  • Sparkly blue foam stickers sheets cut in half oval shaped strips to represent ocean
  • Cocktail Umbrellas
  • Shells


Fill about  1/3  – 1/2  jar with Sand. Add shells on the sand. Add Cocktail umbrella. Close jar. Decorate with stickers on the outside of jar. And that’s it. Enjoy!



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  1. Tracy says:

    What a cute idea! I love the decorations on the jar! This would also be great as a mid-winter beach memento.

  2. VMChick says:

    I love the beach jar – I want to make one with my kids!

  3. Lubna Sadik says:

    Thanks Tracy, Thanks Ruth.
    When I saw him come home with it I loved it too and had to ask my friend all about it. Tracy yes for a mid-winter memento too. I was thinking if we go on a beach vacation next winter- the kids usually collect shells etc. We will pick up some local stickers from the destination and make one – great idea for a souvenir too.

  4. Sharlene says:

    Lots of fun – my kids tried this after a trip to Jamaica a few years ago with shells they collected.

  5. Lynda Cook says:

    this is such a cute idea, and the kids can use their imagination to create their perfect beach, I’m going to do this with my grandaughter, I think she’ll love it

  6. renee h says:

    great idea! I like this

  7. Darlene Wissenz says:

    What fun would it be to make this on your day at the beach

  8. Darlene Wissenz says:

    What a fun craft to do with the grandkids

  9. kathy downey says:

    In a couple more weeks it will be warm enough for the beach and we will be collecting to make this

  10. Suzie M says:

    very cute the little guys will love it

  11. kathy downey says:

    What a cool idea to use the items they collected from the beach this summer

  12. kathy downey says:

    I want to make one with my grandkids if it ever get warm enough to ever go to the beach

  13. Anne Taylor says:

    Living by so many beaches this is a really fun idea to do with my grandkids! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. kathy downey says:

    This is on our bucket list to do,we just picked up the jars on the weekend

  15. kathy downey says:

    we collected every trip to took to the beach over the summer and we will use them over the winter

  16. kathy downey says:

    The weather has been holding up so well we visited the beach again last weekend to get some seaweed after a high tide the kids love using it for hair when we make pictures

  17. kathy downey says:

    We have everything collected for our beach jars we are going to do them first snow days after the holidays !

  18. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    This looks like a fun project that kids would have pride in the results

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