I’ve got 3 sizzlin’ hot beach crafts for kids to make as their very own dinnerware set to share with you! These would be a perfect addition to our 30 classic (and easy) summer crafts for kids! Thanks to Amanda of Easy Crafts for Kids for creating and sharing these!
Summer is upon us and what better way to celebrate than getting together with family and friends. And nothing brings family and friends together like a BBQ!
Our Crafty Critters like to do things in style, but with a homemade touch, so we thought we would create some beach themed dinnerware to help decorate for your BBQ gathering.
Beach Crafts for Kids to Make
These plates, cups and napkin rings are a great way to bring the beach to the picnic table.
Let’s get the summertime crafting going!
What you’ll need to make these beach crafts with the kids:
- paper plate
- paper cup
- empty paper roll
- paint and paintbrush
- pipe cleaner
- craft foam
- construction paper
Beach Ball Paper Plates
Grab a pencil and do a quick outline of your beach ball onto your paper plate. This is simply a small circle in the center of your plate and lines diving the rest into 6 wedges. There is no exact, just have fun and make it look like a beach ball.
Grab your paints and paintbrush. Paint the center circle with a nice bright color (we chose red).
Now for the wedge areas, you will alternate between color and white. Paint in three wedges with fun beach ball colors – we chose blue, yellow and purple.
Now simply set your plate aside to dry.
You can repeat this process for however many plates you will need.
Sand Pail Cups
Pick the colors you would like for your pail. We chose to make a white, purple and yellow one. Paint a strip around the center of the cup with yellow paint.
Now, grab your second color, purple in our case, and paint the bottom section with purple paint.
As our third color is white we don’t need to paint the top – but if you chose a different color just paint the top area with that color. Now allow your cup to dry.
Pierce a hole on opposite sides of the brim of your cup – you can actually do this with the ends of the pipe cleaners as the metal center punches through.
Thread each end of a pipe cleaner through each hole you created. Twist the end back around the pipe cleaner on each side.
This will be the handle of your pail.
Make sure the bend the pipe cleaner to look like the handle.
Again, just repeat the process for however many you need.
Now we are done the cup and onto our last piece of dinnerware – the napkin rings.
Beach Themed Napkin Rings
Cut a one inch piece off your paper roll – cut as many as you will need.
Cut the same sized strip of construction paper. Make sure it is long enough to wrap around the paper roll. Glue this strip around each paper roll.
Grab your craft foam and its time to make your mini shovels. We are fairly adept at free cutting shapes, but feel free to trace a shovel shape onto the craft foam before cutting.
Decorate the shovel by adding a few details. Glue the mini shovel in the center of the paper roll.
Rinse and repeat again and you are all set for your BBQ! No one will have decorations like yours, it will surely be one of a kind!
If you enjoy these summer crafts for our Crafty Critters you will not be disappointed by the rest of our easy crafts for kids.