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Beach Activities for Kids


Down by the Sea Sculpture

She sells seashells ... and makes some sculptures, too. Now you can take a little of the beach home with you by making a "down by the sea" sculpture!

What You'll Need:

  • Shovel
  • Seashells
  • Pail
  • Sea water
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Stick

Step 1: Begin your sculpture by digging a small hole in the sand. Then, place some seashells in the hole so they face up.

Step 2: Fill the pail with sea water and add the Plaster of Paris. Stir this mixture with the stick until it is smooth. Now pour the mixture into the hole. Stop filling the hole when the shells are covered.

Step 3: Once you've done this, wait an hour for the plaster to set. When the plaster is dry, pull the sculpture from the sand and take it home with you. It'll make a great addition to your bedroom!

The next beach activity will show you the world in a grain of sand.

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