Sand Castle Snack

Guest Post by Beth of


My kids love the beach and building a sand castle. So I whipped up this fun sand castle themed snack for kids. It is super easy to make in less than 10 minutes. Here is a fun summer activities to add to your bucket list!


a sand castle snack for kids

Make a Sand Castle Snack in 5 minutes

summer snack for kids
I crushed a whole box of Nilla Wafers by putting them in a large seal top plastic bag and rolling my rolling pin over top.
Nilla Wafer Sand
The crumbs resembled sand very closely.
A sand castle snack for kids
I used Wilton nonstick spray on the inside of a clean (never been used) sandcastle mold I got at Target for less than $1. Toss in some crushed Nilla Wafers until it is well coated. This is what is going to allow your sandcastle to pop right out!
A sand castle snack for kids
Start scooping in your choice of ice cream into the container. Use your spoon to compact it down so it gets the right shape. At this point you can go ahead and pop it right out to eat immediately. If you are making it ahead you can freeze it for up to 24 hours if you prefer.

Super Fun Snack for Kids

A sand castle snack for kids
Tinkerbell (2 years old) was impressed by our castle! I added a flag, chocolate chip rocks, sliver almond twigs, and more Nilla Wafer sand around the castle.
A sand castle snack for kids
Now it was time to take our snack outside. Tinkerbell liked touching the “sand” but didn’t thing she should eat it. Minnie dived right in to show her!
A sand castle snack for kids
It was as delicious a summer snack as it was fun!
A sand castle snack for kids
A sand castle snack was a huge hit at our house!

More Fun Summer Activities

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Marshmallow Shooters – go over 30 feet!
Craft Stick Bracelet
Edible Finger Paint – great for toddlers!
{free} Coloring Sheets
Giant Bubble Solution
24 Tips for Flying with Kids
Ultimate Guide to Disney World from a Mom that’s been there done that



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Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of three who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123Homeschool4Me where she shares 150+ {free} printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.

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  1. Me, too! My kids will like this but my husband will love it. Pudding at lunchtime on our anniversary on sunday. Cheers, Mate! Lol

  2. I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your sandcastle! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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