Next time you visit the beach, comb the shores with your children to gather supplies for your own spectacular beach sculptures! Please note that very strong glue is needed to make these sculptures, which, for safety, should only be handled by adults.
Whether you are creating a pretty collage using materials from the art cupboard or putting together a sculpture from "found" materials collected on your last visit to the seaside, we hope you will enjoy our small collection of seaside crafts inspiration!
Have you tried "painting" with tissue paper? It's fun to do and the results can be unexpected and textural! This beach ball works well because the variation in colour enhances its 3D effect.
This simple technique - of using one of our templates as a reverse stencil - has created a stunning watercolour beach scene that is a perfect activity for a creative afternoon, for children of all ages. Cut out the template in advance if you are planning to do this with younger kids.
A sailing flotilla is a glorious sight for any occasion - so why not capture the excitement with your own flotilla collage? A family, group or classroom of kids could make a fabulous display with a collection of these...
Here's a fun way to make a lighthouse - and one that you can display in the garden all year round, as long as you varnish it carefully...
Grab a box, raid the craft cupboard for interesting bits and pieces and paint, and make your own seaside diorama to put out on display. It's almost as good as going to the beach!
Take advantage of a trip to the beach to collect shells for this pretty shell photo frame - it makes a sweet gift which the kids can make themselves, too.