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Beach Jar – Fun and Easy Summer Craft

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 towelPin


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 craftPin

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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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


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