Hey kids – what about a super cool project to help you remember the beach all year long?
Sandpaper (we used 60 grit for a coarse, sandy look)
Double-sided foam tape
Dry and cut out your version of the perfect sandcastle. Trace the castle shapes on the smooth sido of a sheet or two of sandpaper and cut them out. Then, tape a toothpick to the back of the triangular tower top. Cut out a pennant from the card stock and write a message on it. Glue all the shapes to the cover of a scrapbook using double-sided foam tape. Fill with all your favorite beach pictures and enjoy!
Cool Beach Sunshades Strap
Bayli Kai here! Let’s make a cool strap for your sunglasses! That way you won’t loose them while you are swimming in the surf.
• 2 plastic eyeglass holders (available at drugstores)
• 3 yards of plastic lanyard
• Plastic beads (1/4-inch diameter)
Carefully thread one of the eyeglass holders onto the lanyard, placing it in the center of the strip. Fold the lanyard in half and then tie a knot, forming a small loop. Next, thread a plastic bead onto one strand of the lanyard. Send the other strand through the bead in the opposite direction. Pull on both strands to tighten. Continue adding beads, using the same method until the strap is as long as you would like. To finish, thread the other eyeglass holder onto one of the lanyards. Tie the two lanyard lengths together with a knot placed close to the last bead, leaving a small loop. Trim the ends and hide the knot by pushing it inside the bead. Wear with style!
Kids, let’s make a fun and easy project that will have you beach ready in no time!
• Towel (ours was 17 inches long and wide enough to wrap around a child’s waist with 5 inches of overlap)
• Fusible bonding web (we used Stitch Witchery)
• Large yarn needle
• 1 (8-inch) piece of elastic
• 1 large button
• Fabric glue
• Decorations (lace, ribbon, or whatever you choose)
With a parent’s help, measure and cut a towel to fit you, keeping two of the hemmed edges (hint: 17 inches long and wide enough to wrap around your waist with 5 inches of overlap). Then, fold over each of the cut edges and seal them with fusible bonding web. For a fastener use a large yarn needle to make two holes (about ¼ inch apart) near one upper corner. Once that is done, slip the ends of an 8-inch piece of elastic through the holes and then knot them. Wrap the cover-up around your waist and then sew a large button in place to hold the loop. Finally, use fabric glue to add lace, ribbon, or other decorations. You are set to go!