Mini Beach on Plate Craft Idea

This Mini Beach on Plate craft idea is a great way to remember your family’s trip to the beach. It is summer time and we are home due to lockdown. I thought of doing this craft idea with my son since he loved being on beach last time when we were in Andamans. He thoroughly enjoyed this activity.

Mini Beach on Plate

We created a miniature beach scene on a paper plate with home made clay and paint . Then we added small elements related to beach like shells, umbrellas, mats, star fish, rocks etc. It is an easy activity and ideal for kids between 4 – 7 years of age.

Supplies Needed

  • Paper plate
  • Clay
  • Blue paint Colour
  • Colored paper for Umbrella and Star Dish
  • Paint Brush
  • Shells
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Straw
  • Rocks


Start with a paper plate and some white colour clay. We made our clay at home. You can find the recipe here. We did not add any color as we wanted the base to be white.

Now cover the plate with a thin layer of clay.

Make two sections. One for ocean and other for beach. Paint the ocean portion of the paper plate with blue.

Add different elements to the beach. We added star fish, rocks, umbrella, mat and sea shells. It totally depends on you.

Beach Mat

We made it using clay and then painted it. You can make one using coloured paper too. Cut a rectangular piece of coloured paper and paint it. You can even cut fringes on the edges.

 Beach Umbrella 

We made beach umbrella using paper and straw. Take a paper cut out in circular shape. Form a cone with it and stick a small straw to make its stand. You can also use cocktail umbrellas.


I had bought these shells long time ago from neighbourhood stationary shop.


 We collected these rocks from our last holiday in Andamans.

Star Fish

We made starfish cut outs from colored paper.

My son enjoyed doing this activity and has placed his mini beach on his study table. He keeps admiring his mini beach. He plans to make an island next time.

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