Beach Scene

I am feeling a bit beach-deprived. For the first summer in several years, we haven’t gone to visit my brother in North Carolina and therefore have not gotten to enjoy the sun and sand at Myrtle Beach, SC. :(  So Big Brother and I decided we would just bring the beach back to us this summer!

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own beach:  white construction paper, blue paint, fine sand, and seashells (which either got thrown out in an attempt to purge us of unnecessary items prior to our recent move or are currently hiding in a strategic and location of which I cannot find).

1. Have your child paint the entire page blue and let it dry.
2. Add glue to the bottom of the page, then have your child smear it around with his finger so that there is a smooth (somewhat thick) coat of glue covering the entire bottom part of the paper.
3. Carefully let your child pour the sand on top of the glue. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes before pouring the excess sand off.
4. Add seashells and/or a palm tree!
Literature Link
Sea, Sand, Me!
Curious George Goes to the Beach
Beach Day


  1. Hi! I am LOVING your site! This is something I’ve been struggling with and I’m thrilled to have so many awesome ideas here!!! I have a few questions about this post. Where did you find the little tray for the mess? What type of paint brush was he using? It looked kid proof! Thanks again! :D

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