Did you know that spending a day at the beach alleviates stress? Not only does it alleviate stress in adults, but it alleviates stress in kids too. If you can’t make it out to the beach, you can bring the calming effects of the beach to you with this sand craft.
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Why This Summer Craft Is Relaxing
The simple act of touching sand makes people fell all fuzzy. This sensation of putting your hands or feet in the sand causes people to relax. So, even if you can’t make it to the beach, you can still experience the relaxing, placebo effect of the beach just by playing in the sand. This is the reason, you and your children will find this craft relaxing.
Additionally, sandboxes are used in classrooms and resource rooms as a sensory station. Sensory stations are used many times, to help a child destress, calm down, and take a break from stressful classroom tasks. We already know these kinds of activities can put kids in a relaxing mood and make the day run smoother.
So, you might as well use this technique at home with this beach bucket and shovel craft using real sand.
Sand Craft Supplies
Most people don’t have real sand lying around their house, but you can get some delivered to you right from Amazon! Click the link below!
Sand Craft Instructions
Download and print out the beach bucket template. Cut out and set aside.
Coat the inner part of the bucket with white school glue and cover it in the sand.
Once dry, shake off the excess sand.
Glue the pieces together using a glue stick or white school glue.
Other Relaxing Summer Crafts to Try
In addition to this sand craft, crafts, in general, can bring on a relaxing effect. Check out some of our other crafts you can do with your kids at home, below!
- Kids Summer Paper Flower Craft
- 20 Sailboat Crafts for Summer
- Summer Sun Paper Plate Craft
- 101 Ocean Crafts for Preschool Kids
- Preschool Boat Craft Using Popsicle Sticks
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