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Creative beach-themed craft projects to make after a vacation

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An Oceanside vacation is a way to create memories that will last a lifetime. Help make those memories last by working on special beach-themed craft projects during and after your vacation. Here are some beach-themed craft projects that will have your family creating memories to cherish forever.

Shell picture frame

Gather all of those shells collected during your vacation. Glue them to a plain, flat surface picture frame. If desired, spray paint final project to add color to a room.


Let the kids gather everything they can while at the beach. Items to look out for include shells, driftwood and sea glass. Use fishing line to hang the smaller items down from a larger piece of driftwood creating a unique mobile that represents your recent vacation.

Sand castle

Though it is not something that you can take home, it is something that everyone in the family can participate in. Building sand castles is a fun way to show off everyone’s creativity and makes for great photo ops during your vacation.

Driftwood star

Make a holiday ornament using small pieces of driftwood. Glue together in the shape of a star. Tie a ribbon to the star so it can be hung on a Christmas tree. Driftwood stars make great gifts.


Fill clear ornaments with shells, beach-themed decorations and some colored sand. Many of the items you cannot gather at the beach can be found at your local craft supply stores. Do not forget to write the date or year on the ornament.

Souvenir jars

Fill clear or blue mason jars with various items you found along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Drop in a vacation photo in the center before sealing the jar.

As you can see. many of these items can be collected on the beach during your Oceanside vacation. Keep your eyes open for unique items that will work perfect for these post-vacation craft projects.

Happy traveling!!