Craft Roundup: Get Ready for the Beach

When it's extra hot outside, a dip in the lake sounds perfect, doesn't it? Whether it's heading up north to your family's cottage or hitting up the local pool with the next-door neighbors, a day sea/beach/poolside can turn into quite the grand adventure. This week's roundup features projects inspired by the beach as well as crafts that can help make your time there even more fun and enjoyable.

DIY Ice Cream Cone Tees

What's better than ice cream at the beach? Melanie, of You Are My Fave, contributed this adorable idea to Minted.com (Julep) that has "summer" written all over it! Download the ice cream file for iron-on transfer crafting.

How to Make Paracord Bracelets

Your children will be ready for any adventure when they make their own "paracord" – that's a mashup of "parachute" and "cord" – bracelets. These useful wristlets by Frugal Fun for Boys are also a great lesson in weaving and creating with fiber arts.

Paper Plate Turtle

Dream of visits to the ocean with this project. Glued to My Crafts transformed simple craft supplies into a quirky paper turtle that's great for quiet-time crafting.

Cabana Striped Beach Bag

It doesn't take a lot to upgrade a ready-made bag into a personalized accessory for your family. Craft supply maker DecoArt shows you how to personalize a basic beach tote with this tutorial.

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