Going to the beach is always an adventure with kids! To help them take responsibility for their things, it’s great to give them their own beach bags. These fun DIY Painted Beach Bags for kids are are great project, and even a good “rainy day at the beach” project.
My kids made these beach bags to bring on our trip to Seabrook Island, South Carolina. They had a blast making them, and having individual beach bags made staying organized much easier!
Supplies Needed for DIY Kids Beach Bags
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- Canvas tote bags
- Multi-surface acrylic paints
- Foam paint brushes
- Contact paper
- Crayola fabric markers
How to Make Beach Bags for Kids
First, I drew sea creatures on the back of Contact Paper to serve as our stencils. We chose fish, a seahorse, an octopus and an anchor.
Your drawings do not have to be perfect because your kids will inevitably get paint underneath the contact paper, which will deform the shapes anyway. But, if you want to be a perfectionist, you could find clip art online, print it, and trace it onto the Contact Paper.
Next we cut out the Contact Paper shapes, removed the backing paper and placed them sticky side down on our canvas tote bags, making sure to press them down the best that we could.
In this picture you can see that we’d placed one of the fish and still had to do the other items.
I’m not joking that my kids were super pumped to carry these down to the beach. They loved having their towels, sunglasses and sun hats in their own special place. (These beach bags are also perfect to carry back supplies for a DIY ‘Beach in a Bottle’ Vacation Souvenirs!)