Beach Tips and Tricks
We live in Florida, so sometimes tips for fun in the sun (and sand) seems natural or second hand to us.
Did you know it is easy to wipe off sand with baby powder? Did you ever think to freeze aloe into ice cubes? Capri suns are great, but have you ever considered making an adult Capri Sun?
Follow some of these FREEBIES, Tips, Tricks, DIYs, etc for making the most of your beach day trip or family summer vacation.
1.) Don’t forget anything, grab this FREE Beach Packing List from Frugal Coupon Living.
2.) Have fun with your sunscreen, make a shape for this Sunscreen Tattoo from While I’m Still Young Tumblr.
3.) Fake it! Make a DIY Sea Salt Spray for Beach Waves from Naturally Curly.
4.) Have a sunburn? Ouch! Get creative for after sun care and make these Aloe Vera Cubes from The Dumbbelle.
5.) It’s easy to remove sand from skin. Remove Sand with Baby Powder from I Dream of Clean.
6.) Noting fun about sand on the bottom of your cold beverage. Make a DIY Drink Holder from Positively Splendid.
7.) A Kids Beach Pool is a lifesaver for young kids. Fill with water or keep empty and fill with toys. It’s also great for a nap from Baton Rough Moms.
8.) Don’t reapply, stain. Make this fun The Kool-Aid Lip Stain from The Beauty Department if you like your lips to have constant color.
12.) Hate hearing I’m Bored! Check out these Beach Games from Mom Me.
13.) Don’t worry about getting it wet, check out this DIY Duck Tape Beach Bag from Fiskars.
14.) Salt water stings freshly shaved legs. Shave and layer with Baby Oil from Muchkin and Military.
15.) Add Pockets to your beach towel with this Simple Beach Towel Tutorial from Making it with Danielle.
16.) Organize the car! We love this Car Organizational Tips form The Castro Family.
17.) Don’t buy ice packs. Fill water balloons and use them to cool food in the cooler from Brit Co. They make for some fun later!
18.) Reuse Coffeemate Containers and make the Snack Bottles from Mrs Happy Homemade.
19.) Make Ice Cream in a Bag, this is a great way to keep ice cream in your cooler or make at the beach! Idea form Growing a Jeweled Rose.
20.) Kids love Capri Suns? Grown up kids can too when you make these Adult Capri Suns with this recipe from She Knows.
21.) Wrap up your hair with this Beach Hair Scarf Tutorial from Hair Romance.
23) Dig a hole in the sand and fill with towels – this makes a great beach nap spot for babies (or adults) from Kellys Korner Blog. dig a sand hole for a nap. A kiddie poll with towels also works great.
24,) Take finger snacks to the beach. We love to sort ours into compartments and use a toothpick (or plastic fork) for picking-up. Finger food is great at the beach! Idea from The Creative Food.
25.) Don’t buy a bunch of new sand toys, make your own sand toys. Idea on Sandy Toes and Popsicles.
26.) Easy tutorial on making a money holder using a medicine bottle. This DIY Medicine Bottle Cash Holder comes from Inspiration Realisation.
27.) Another great money holder, but smaller is a Chapstick or Marker Money Stash. This DIY comes from Instructables.
28.) DIY Cork Key Chain allows your keys to float, espeically helpful for the boater. Idea on Green Moxie.
30.) If you don’t want to make it, keep your electronics safe with this waterproof case for your phone, ipod, and more!
31.) Have fun making a beach tent for home base using sticks and a blanket and other suppiles around the home. This idea form from Apartment Therapy.
32.) Want to make your own resuable teant, Check out this DIY Easy Beach Tent Tutorial from Getaway Today.
33.) These are great fo the beach. These Waterproof Safety Tats are great for identification!
34.) Fill’er up! Create an Oversized Beach Bag from I Heart Naptime.
35.) Easy cast tutorial using Sand – make a Sand Hand or Footprint Cast from Crafting a Green World.
36.) If you don’t want ot pack one, make a beach pool – this is great for days of rough waves or a strong tide. Idea from In Lieu of Preschool
37.) This works at a public beach that is not too crowded. Store your beach toys in a larger Rubbermaid container. When you get to the beach, remove the toys and fill larger platic bin with water at the closest shower. Keep the bin filled while you play during the day. The water will warm up in the sun. When you are ready to go, grab a bar of soap and bathe the kids in your rubbermaid container. Fill back up with toys and drive home.
38.) Also consider a Mesh Basket for Beach Toys – this shakes the sand off immediately instead of it all falling at the bottom of your bag. Idea from the Idea Room.
39.) Never leave the bach and take it home. Have fun with this Sand Play Dough Tutorial from Mama Papa Bubba.
40.) Take your shells home and have fun making this Melted Shell Crayon Art from Artful Parent.
What are some of your beach tips? Please share in the comments below!
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