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Name in sand!

Before a trip to the beach, hot-glue double layers of foam letters, numbers, and shapes to the bottom of kids flip-flops so that they leave fun prints when they walked in the sand. Just remember that the prints will be a mirror image!

(Why did I never think of this!) Bring a shower curtain to the beach to make your own little pool in the sand. Babies can play in the water in the shade

take a shower curtain to the beach to make your own little pool in the sand. Babies can play in the water in the shade. Easier than carrying a baby pool to the beach.

Making a bucket's worth of sand slime will win you some serious cool points, too. | 23 DIY Projects That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds

DIY, How to make Sand Slime. What could be more fun than super stretchy, OOZING sand? Out of all the ways we have played with sand this has definitely been a favorite! This recipe is super easy, too!

Sand art is a great, interactive craft for any ages. Pick your favorite shaped bottles and any of the bright colors of sand. Create your own smiles today. http://www.sandartsupplies.com/news/sand-art-fun

Sand Art Fun!

Colored sand and sand art is a great, interactive craft for any ages. Pick your favorite shaped bottles and any of the bright colors of sand. Create your own smiles today.

47 Incredibly Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids - Sand Volcano by Rosie and Jewel #hobbycraft

47 Incredibly Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids

Homemade Colored Sand ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose

Make your own colored sand using only TWO common household ingredients; So easy to make and so much cheaper than the store bought stuff! Epsom salt or another preferred salt variety Food coloring or liquid watercolors Large zip seal bags

Take baby powder to the beach. It's great for removing sand from kids' skin

Printable Beach Checklist

Mix a few drops of food coloring (Neon works best) in the sand and Voila colored sand! Kids LOVE it!  (The food coloring will stain hands for a bit, but easily washes out with plenty of ocean/pool play. It will not stain clothes). HAVE FUN MAKING THINGS COLORFUL!!!!!

Mix a few drops of food coloring (Neon works best) in the sand and “Voila”… colored sand! (The food coloring will stain hands for a bit, but easily washes out with plenty of ocean/pool play. It will not stain clothes). HAVE FUN MAKING THINGS COLORFUL!

Attention shell collectors! Quick tips on how to tell if a creature on the beach is alive or dead, including sand dollars, starfish, urchins, and shells.

How To Tell if a Sea Shell, Sand Dollar, Starfish, Egg Case, or Urchin is Alive or Dead

A great article about how to tell if a sea creature on the beach is alive or dead (sand dollar, starfish, egg case, urching, and sea shell). Heads up for ethical sea shell collecting!

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