I think that after making our DIY story stones last week I might have become a little obsessed with painting on stones, it’s such a quick and easy way to make something that the kids can use and of course they look really pretty too! These DIY number stones can be made in about ten minutes and today I’m sharing my tips on how to make them as well as some ideas on how you can use them with kids of different ages and abilities. I’ve been using this set with both my two year old and my five year old so they’re good for activities for toddlers as well as school age children and they’ve both enjoyed this pretty little way to do some learning!
sea crafts for kids
Do you hunt on the beach for treasure? My kids do, and actually I do a lot too. Beach treasure tends not to be silver and gold that pirates have hidden (sorry, I’d appreciate that too) but shells, pretty stones, sea glass and driftwood. The problem of course is then what to do with your treasure, we’ve previously made seashell decorations and DIY story stones and today we decided to make something with this driftwood craft for kids.
With the summer holidays in full effect it’s definitely time to hit the beach! We’re lucky that we live close to a several gorgeous beaches but even when we travel we tend to go hunting for a beach to play on too! When you’re back at home I think it’s nice to do some sea crafts for kids to help remember the good times you had and these seaside in a bottle crafts do the job perfectly. Whether you’re looking for sensory bottles, discovery bottles or just something pretty to remember your day out these gorgeous crafts should do the job perfectly!
Seaside in a Bottle Crafts
This sand in a bottle craft from The Gift of Curiosity would be great fun for kids to make
My son and I made this seaside sensory bottle for my daughter to play with when she was little and it was a huge hit!
This sea discovery bottle from The Imagination Tree is super pretty and I love the fish and crabs in it!
I love the way Little Bins for Little Hand’s bottle mixes the ocean and beach and then separates them again.
This ocean sensory bottle from The Pleasantest Thing is full of sand and looks gorgeous!
Acorns and crayons made a beach in a bottle using fabric seaweed and shells
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Seaside Crafts for Kids
My daughter has been making a lot of sea crafts for kids at her nursey the last few weeks and she absolutely loves it! Seahorses seem to be her favourite (aren’t they everyones favourite?!) So I thought I’d continue the fun at home with this super cute seahorse craft for preschoolers, they make great crafts for toddlers as they’re so easy but really good for fine motor skills.
Since we made this craft we’ve also published a free seahorse template to make it even easier for you to make this craft together at home.