Nature Craft Projects for Kids

Beach in a Bottle for Kids

Make a beach in a bottle.
Make a beach in a bottle.
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This simple craft can have an enormous calming effect. On this page, you will learn how to make a beach in a bottle for kids.

What You'll Need:

  • Clear plastic jar with lid
  • Sand
  • Seashells
  • Feather
  • Other beach trivia

Ever longed for the ocean with none in sight? This beach in a bottle will help "tide" you over between trips.

Step 1: Find a clean, clear plastic jar with a secure lid (a soap-and-water-washed peanut butter jar works well).

Step 2: The next time you hit the beach, gather up half a jar of clean, garbage-free sand.

Step 3: Walk the waterline to see what treasures you can find. Are there shells washed up from the ocean floor? A feather from a seabird? A beautiful piece of driftwood? A finely polished piece of beach glass? Drop them in the jar along with the sand.

Step 4: Now securely close the jar and take it home.

That bottle of beach will remind you of what you love about the shore and why you want to go back soon.

Another way to preserve memories of nature is with plaster. Learn how to make a plaster forever fish on the next page.

For more ideas on nature-related crafts and activities to do with kids, see: