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Beachy Plate Sand Dollars

Bring home sand dollars from the beach without removing the real species from its environment. You can make Beachy Plate Sand Dollars that look a lot like the real thing with an awesome tutorial for easy craft ideas for kids. Summer crafts for kids are fun ways to spend long summer days when the weather is dreary or you need a break from the heat of the sun. This summer craft for kids is a cool way to explore ocean life. Beach themed crafts are a blast to make during the summer or when you're wishing that it were summer. Paper plate crafts for kids are inexpensive ways to entertain yourself for a few hours.


  • Miniature paper plate
  • White craft glue
  • Dried white beans
  • Sand


  1. Put a dot of white craft glue in the center of the plate, then place dots where you want the tips of each star arm to go. Draw your star with white glue.

  2. Place dried beans along the glue lines. Let this dry completely, so the beans don't fall off when dipping the plate in sand.

  3. Use your finger or a paintbrush to smear glue around the edge of the plate and dip it in sand. Let the sand dollars dry completely.

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