What to do with all that sand in your suit this summer
I like the smell of the ocean, the sound of the waves, and the sun, but I could do without the sand. Just looking at it gives me that itchy feeling like it’s gotten in my clothes. But I want to go to the beach and have a good time, so I’ve got to get over my aversion to those granules. I started looking into things to do with all those teeny grains that would make it an enjoyable part of going to the beach. And there are more than a few crafts to make it fun!
Here are my top six activity picks for beach bound families:
Sand Candles: This one suggests using a beach grill to melt the wax, making it an on-the-beach activity instead of hauling sand up to the condo.
Sand Bowl: All you need is sand, glue, bowls, and plastic wrap. It’s not ideal to do this one on the beach, but it can be done.
Sand Clay Handprints: This is such a great memento to do with the kids! Imagine having one for each year you go on a beach trip ?
Colorful Sand Castles Bring your (nontoxic) food coloring to the beach with some Ziploc bags and make colored sand for rainbow castles!
Moldable Sand: Make your own kinetic sand with shaving cream and sand. There are a couple of other “recipes” on this site as well, but this used the fewest ingredients.
Sand Volcano: The BIGGEST BANG for last! Get your kids to help you build volcanos on the beach and then make them erupt!
There are a ton more wonderful ideas. These were just my favorites. And if you love the sand already, these six crafts will just add to your amour. Happy summer everyone!