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Craft Ideas, Games and Activities. Summertime and Beach Fun For Everyone

Games and Activities

Silly Relay

Silly Relay
Set up two tables with Fun Props
Sunglasses, Hats, Flip Flops, Fins, Snorkels etc.
Whatever you'd like, making sure both tables have the same items. Set Up a small obstacle course for them to run through.
Participants work in teams. The first racer puts on all the stuff and runs through the course. He returns to remove all the stuff and give it to the next person. First team to finish wins.

Duck Pond Game

Duck Pond
You will need several Rubber Ducks, a small kiddie pool and some prizes. Write numbers on the bottom of the ducks to correlate with the prizes. Use a water proof marker. Participants pick a duck to see what they have won. 

Human Foosball

Human Foosball
String Pool Noodles with rope and stakes to make several rows in a large area. Keep in mind to have an even number of rows. Make a goal for each end.
2 Teams. Alternate Players from each team between the rows. Use a soccer ball or one similar. Players must try to get the ball in the opposing teams goal without leaving their row.

Frozen T Shirt

Frozen T-Shirt (No This doesn't involve Elsa)
Purchase several inexpensive T-Shirts, one for every expected participant. Soak them in water and then FREEZE them. Hand them out and the first person to put on the Frozen T-Shirt wins.

Lawn Bowling
No Pins? Use Empty Pop bottles

Lawn Bowling
Bounce House

Kids Love the Bounce Houses
These can be rented.
This is one of the boxing ones.

Inflatable Boxing Gloves

Don't want to spend the money on the rental ? Just the gloves are Fun. I found these at Walmart for $5 a pair.


Straw Bubble Wand

Straw Bubble Wand
You will need

2 Straws
2 Wooden Screwers 

(Cut the tips down so they are not so pointy)
String Approximately 3ft
(The string length can vary, the longer the string the bigger the bubbles HOWEVER if you get it too long, little ones will have a hard time maneuvering it.)

Straw Bubble Wand Bubble
Straw Bubble Wand Kids
Large Stick Bubble Wand

Use Wooden sticks, eyelet screws and rope for larger bubble wand

Wire Basket Bubbles
Wire Basket Bubbles 2
Clothes Hanger Bubbles

ANYTHING with Holes

can be used as a Bubble Wand

Wire Basket

Clothes Hangers

  • 1 cup Dawn Ultra dish soap

  • 1/4 cup corn starch

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon alcohol

  • 1 teaspoon glycerine

  • 12 cups very hot water

In a large container, mix together all ingredients except the water. Make sure your dry ingredients are fully dissolved.

Add HOT water to soap solution 2 cups at a time. Stir the solution but try not to mix so fast that you create suds.

You can use it immediately or save for future use.


Giant Bubble Solution



Flip Flop Wreath 2
Flip Flop Wreath

Flip Flop Wreaths
Glue and WIRE flip flops to a wire wreath, alternating colors.
(Glue alone won't hold it)
Add some silk flowers and tulle.
You could use sunglasses, summer toys etc
Use your imagination.

Beach Keepsake Jars

Beach Keepsake Jars
I might have "Borrowed" some sand from the beach. I put it in a glass jar, in this case a empty spaghetti sauce jar). I decoupaged some pics I had taken, along with some clipart I found online. Add some rope and ribbon with a hot glue gun and you have a very inexpensive, personalized keepsake from your vacation.

Kids Crafts

Craft Table

Set up a Craft Table.
You can find FUN crafts at the Dollar Store. Sometimes Home Depot carries fun wood craft projects for kids.
Keep it simple and let them use paper plates.

paper Plate Mask

Outdoor Summertime Crafts are the Best
Keep the Mess Outside !!!

Dollar Tree Crafts

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Windchimes Dollar Tree Craft How To
Windchimes Captains Wheel Dollar Tree

I would had been willing to pay $1.25 for these had they added INSTRUCTIONS !!

This is how I assembled mine. Paint the wood pieces any way you'd like. They provide 5 pieces of string. Use the longest one and tie it to one end of the ship wheel. String the round disk unto the string below the wheel, knotting the string with several knots to create one big knot below it, to prevent it from sliding down.

Next add the bead below that. I put mine down the string a little to both give it more color and to act as a clapper for the chimes. You can place this directly below the disk to help level the disk. Either way make a large knot below where you place it to prevent it from sliding down. Use 3 of the other strings to tie the chimes onto the disk. Tie the 4th to the top as a hanger. I cut the excess strings off and added a little glue so the strings weren't everywhere.

Complete Craft Kits that are only $1


Use some tape to tape off the end of a string to form a make shift needle when trying to thread string through a hole.


Wind Chimes

Sun Picture Frame craft Dollar Tree
Sun Picture Frame Stained

Stain or Paint and add the dowel to the back as a stand

Sun Picture Frame Painted
Make and Play Helicopter Package

Make and Play Helicopter

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Make and Play Helicopter
Make and Play Racecar Package

Make and Play Racecar

Make and Play Racecar Parts
Dollar Tree Make and Play Racecar

Sun Picture Frame

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