Here are a couple great beach projects from Sand & Sea you can take home with you…
Seashell sailboats are a fun craft for kids to make. Find a medium to large clam shell, rinse and let dry. Pick up a twig or stick from the beach, no longer than 6 inches long. Cut a sail out of plastic, which can be from a tablecloth or a trash bag. Trim a few openings in the plastic that will allow the mast (twig) to weave through. Weave the twig through the plastic. Place a small amount of clay into the bottom of the shell hull and then stick the twig into the clay. Set the seashell sailboat aside and let dry.
Gather rocks, small pieces of driftwood, shells and even beach glass. Fill a canning jar with a layer of sand and place the larger discoveries such as driftwood and rocks into the sand. Add more sand before dropping seashells and beach glass into the jar. Tightly seal the jar with a lid. Parents can stand the jar in a cooking pot filled with boiling water (this will remove all algae). Let the jar simmer for 15 minutes before removing and let cool.
Find a large clam shell on the beach. The shell will need to be big enough to fit a photo inside, although the photo can be cut with scissors to fit accordingly. Brush the entire outside of the shell with clear fingernail polish. Once it is dry, trim a photo for size and place the photo inside the clam shell with glue or adhesive. Let the glue dry before brushing the inside of the clam shell with clear fingernail polish to keep the photo secure.
Collect a few of handfuls of attractive shells. The shells that are still attached (for example, a clam shell) will work best for this craft. Using a nut pick, gently make a hole in each shell. Loop each of the shells with fishing line and tie onto a clothes hanger. Dangle some shells lower than others for variety. Be sure the lines of shells are hanging closely to one another so they can clink together to produce a pleasant melody.