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