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Simple Summertime Beach Ball Craft for Kids of All Ages

Ah, summer—the season of sunny days, sandy beaches, and endless fun! If you’re a teacher or parent looking for a delightful craft that captures the spirit of summer, look no further! We present to you a fantastic Summertime Beach Ball Craft that will have your kids bouncing with excitement.

Continue reading to see how simple it is to prep and fun it is to create!

Beach ball craft for kids

Materials Needed for This Beach Ball Craft:

One of the best things about this craft is how incredibly simple it is to prep and create! All you need is the Beach Ball Craft Template available in our store, a few basic materials, and heaps of enthusiasm!

  • Beach Ball Craft Template
  • Colorful Cardstock (blue, red, yellow, green, and any other vibrant colors you prefer)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers or Crayons (for personalization)

How to Create the Beach Ball Activity

Let’s dive into the crafting process and create some summertime magic with our beach ball craft!

  1. Download and print the template: It’s designed to make your crafting journey smooth and enjoyable.
  2. Cut and Assemble: Once you have the template printed, carefully cut out the different parts of the beach ball. Simply follow the outline and let your kids show off their scissors skills! Then, assemble the pieces by gluing or using double-sided tape to bring the beach ball to life.
  3. Colorful Personalization: The best part of this craft is the ability to personalize each beach ball uniquely! Encourage your kids to color, decorate, and let their imagination soar. Add their names, fun patterns, or whatever tickles their fancy.
  4. Display the Artwork: Now that your beach balls are ready, let the summertime festivities begin! Display them proudly, hang them in the classroom or around the house, or even use them for a special beach-themed event.

Check out the video below to see how easy the craft is to create!

Books to Read with the Craft

To complement the craft and make it an educational experience, we recommend some wonderful summertime-themed books:

  • “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister – A beautifully illustrated tale of friendship, sharing, and the joy of giving.
  • “One Hot Summer Day” by Nina Crews – A vibrant picture book that celebrates the simple joys of a hot summer day in the city.
  • “Beach Day!” by Karen Roosa – A delightful rhyming board book that captures the essence of a fun-filled day at the beach.

Events to Create Beach Ball Crafts for

Let the creativity flow and consider these events to create beach ball crafts:

  • End-of-School Celebration: Bid farewell to the school year with a beach-themed party and distribute beach ball crafts as a keepsake for students.
  • Summer Camp Kickoff: Welcome the kids to summer camp with this craft, setting the tone for a season of adventures.
  • Family Beach Day: Organize a family outing to the beach and surprise the little ones with beach ball crafts to make the day even more special.

With this Summertime Beach Ball Craft, you have a simple, enjoyable, and educational activity that will keep the kids entertained all summer long. So, whether you’re a teacher planning a classroom activity or a parent seeking creative moments with your children, this craft is your ticket to a splash of summer fun!

Get ready to watch their faces light up with joy as they create their very own beach ball masterpieces. Happy crafting, and may your summer be filled with sun, sand, and smiles!

If you like this craft, you will also love the BIG SUMMER CRAFTS BUNDLE!

You’ll find the following crafts: Beach Ball. Beach Bucket, Butterfly, Firefly Jar, Flip Flops, Ice Cream, Lemonade, Popsicle, Sandcastle, Swimsuit Kids, Swimming Kids, and Watermelon craft!

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Beach ball craft for kids
Laura Bensley

Laura Bensley

Former preschool teacher turned business owner that now creates educational resources for teachers in the classroom, homeschool, and daycare setting.

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HI, I'm Laura

Hi, I’m Laura and I am the creator of Crafty Bee Creations.  I am a former preschool teacher turned business owner that now creates educational resources for teachers in the classroom, homeschool, and daycare setting.  I have a passion for designing craft resources that are not only fun and engaging but work children’s fine motor skills too! 


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