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Create Sand Art Bottles at the Beach

Have fun using the sand from the beach to create these sand art bottles. This craft utilizes the colored sand I showed you last week.Sand Art Bottles Craft at the Beach - Want a fun beach vacation activity? Color sand and create these sand art bottles using the sand at the beach. It's a perfect family spring break craft.

Our spring break trip to the Gulf was awesome! We enjoyed many walks on the beach and playing in the sand. Our activities included coloring sand with food coloring and using it to make sand castles and colorful designs. We also used the colored sand to make these sand art bottles.

Sand Art Bottles with Beach Sand


Food Coloring
Plastic Bags
Empty Bottles
Funnel or Cup with Spout
Wooden Skewer or Thin Stick


Color the sand in desired colors. You can find directions on how to do this here.
Open your bottle.
Pour the sand into the bottle. You can use a funnel or spout. Our funnel was narrow, so we pushed the sand down with a wooden skewer.
Gently tap down the bottle as you go. Do not shake the bottle.
Continue to layer various colors of sand until you’ve reached the top of the bottle.
Tap the bottle and add more sand if necessary. You want it to go all the way to the top of the bottle. The sand will settle, so make sure it’s really full!
Place the cap on the bottle and display.Sand-Art-Bottles-Beach-Craft-Directions

I picked up my tall bottles at a dollar store. You can see from the supplies photo that the one was a vinegar bottle. I removed the spout that was on the top and added a cork from a wine bottle. The cork was too big, so I whittled it down with a knife. We are displaying it with the vinegar label in the back. I plan on hot gluing a shell we got at the beach to the top of the cork. Our short bottle is just a food jar we had on hand. It looks like it held maraschino cherries.Sand-Art-Bottles-at-the-Beach

I like how my son used some uncolored sand in his sand art bottle. It looks really good!Sand-Art-Bottles-on-Beach-Craft
I hope you’ve enjoyed this beach craft. You should take supplies with you the next time you go to the beach. Any oceanside trips in the works for your family?

More beach arts and crafts~


Tuesday 6th of March 2018

My kids always want to do sand art at the school fairs, and those always drive me crazy, but I love that this is sand from your vacation, that makes it meaningful! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

Diana Rambles

Wednesday 14th of March 2018

Thank you, Emily!


Thursday 7th of April 2016

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing at I'm Lovin It Link party.

Diana Rambles

Friday 8th of April 2016

You are welcome!!

Alli @ Cupcake Diaries

Thursday 7th of April 2016

This is just the best idea! Get me to a beach so I can make these!


Thursday 7th of April 2016

Yes, to the beach to play and relax!


Wednesday 6th of April 2016

These came out really pretty - love how colorful they are. And they'll make wonderful souvenirs for you kids long after the beach days are over.


Thursday 7th of April 2016

Yes. My kids put them on their bookshelves to display.

Victoria Osborn

Wednesday 6th of April 2016

What a fan activity for the beach! We don't have a beach nearby but I'll have to buy a little bag of sand because my kids will love this!


Wednesday 6th of April 2016

Yes! I think it would work with sand from the hardware store!

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