DIY Clay Beach Pots

clay beach creations

On our little weekend break to Mull, I had to bring a few things to entertain the boys, of course we had a stack of books and their busy bags, but if they got bored I needed a few more little things to keep them busy.

So I added a bag of white air drying clay I bought for emergency crafts.  We decided to take the entire block down to the beach and create little thumb pots and embed shells into the design.

clay beach creations

With older children they will probably create more intricate designs, but knowing my boys we stuck to a simple thumb pot with some shells.

clay beach creations

Mr A was happy to roll his in the sand and add one shell, whereas Mr O wanted to make a couple of pots with no shells and then just squash the lumps of clay into the sand and place shells on top!  Less pots and more ‘ornament’, but there his creations whatever.

clay beach creations

I decided to play around and make a simple mini boat, then I placed all of our creations onto a piece of card on the cars dashboard to dry in the sun, whilst we continued play on the beach.

clay beach creations

They make lovely mementos of our Scottish beach holiday.

Do you like creating beach art?

J x


  1. May 29, 2016 / 7:45 am

    They look great fun for the little (and big ones) Jenny. We too have been to Mulll – absolutely gorgeous place that we’d love to revisit at some point.
    Angela x

  2. May 29, 2016 / 8:46 am

    These are so cute and a lovely little keepsake from your adventure! Thanks for hosting #howtosunday

  3. May 29, 2016 / 10:02 am

    I would love to visit Mull. I bet you all had a fantastic time. What a lovely idea to take the clay down to the beach! Fab pots and great mementos of the holiday 🙂 #HowToSunday

  4. May 29, 2016 / 10:55 am

    I love mull, but I haven’t been there for at least 10 years. I’m always collecting shells when I go to the beach, but atm they are sitting in a jar waiting to be used! Thanks for hosting #HowtoSunday

  5. May 29, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Such a lovely craft idea for the outdoors!

  6. June 15, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    This is such a good idea, and I love that you have little souvenirs to keep that you made yourselves. I do wish we’d made it to Mull this year but it wasn’t to be, next year I hope.

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