Beach Crafts for Kids

Sand Clay Sculpture

Make souvenirs of your beach vacation with this simple recipe for a sand clay sculpture.

What You'll Need:

  • Old double-boiler
  • Sand
  • Cornstarch
  • Wooden spoon
  • Hot water
  • Beach souvenirs
  • Oven
  • Spray varnish

To make sand clay, use a double-boiler that you may scratch up. This mixture is very abrasive!

Step 1: Measure one cup of fine sand and a half-cup of cornstarch in the top pan of the double-boiler. Stir together to mix the sand and starch.

Step 2: With adult help, add a half-cup of hot water and stir. Cook over boiling water for ten minutes or until the mixture is thick and the starch is cooked. Don't let the bottom pan go dry.

Step 3: After the clay cools, make your sculptures. Decorate them with beach treasures like shells and rocks.

Step 4: With adult assistance, bake your sculptures on a baking sheet at 300 degrees until dry. Let your sculptures cool at room temperature for a day or two, then have an adult cover them with spray varnish to keep them from flaking.

Keep reading to learn to make a craft that recalls the ocean breeze wherever you hang it.

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