Upcycled Cup Carrier Sandcastle

Get ready to ride the wave of creativity with our 'shore-ly amazing' upcycled cardboard drink carrier sand castle craft. Surf, sun, and sandcastles await!

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  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Washable School Glue
  • Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets and Markers
  • Craft Knife
  • 2 Beverage Carriers
  • Toothpick

CIY Staff Tips:


Step 1

Cut a cup holder out of the first beverage carrier, and four holes out of the second beverage carrier.

Step 2

Mix brown, white, and yellow Crayola Washable Paint to create a sand-like colour.

Step 3

Paint the bottom side of the beverage carrier and the single cup. Let dry 1-2 hours.

Step 4

Paint the wells around the cups of the beverage carrier blue to create a moat. Let dry.

Step 5

With a brown Crayola Marker, draw window and bridge details along the beverage carrier and on the single cup.

Step 6

Create a castle tower by molding white Crayola Model Magic into a small cylinder shape(paint tan and let dry), and red Crayola Model Magic into a cone shape. Place the cone on top of the cylinder.

Step 7

Stick a toothpick into the tip of the red cone. Form a triangular flag out of blue Crayola Model Magic and attach to the top of the toothpick. Let dry 1-2 hours.

Step 8

Stack the single cup on top of the beverage carrier, followed by the model magic tower.

Step 9

Colour your favorite Scribble Scrubbie and make them at home in your sandcastle!

  • Occasion:

    • Oceans,

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Upcycle Craft Ideas

  • Age:

    • 4+,

    • 6+,

    • 8+

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