Love making sandcastles but can’t always make it to the beach? Build your own Cardboard Roll Sandcastle Craft any time of year, even if the beach is miles and miles away!
There’s nothing better than a trip to the beach. The ocean waves, the cool water, sand in your toes, and building sandcastles. We live in the midwest, though, with not a lot of chance to visit sandy ocean beaches, so we really look forward to the times we do.
We may not get to visit the beach as often as we’d like, but we love crafting about it. Whether sandcastles like this craft or our Paper Loop Sharks, Paper Bag Whale Craft, Crayon Resist Watercolor Fish, Rock Crabs Craft, and Simple Paper Turtle Craft. We have many more ocean crafts, too!
To make our Cardboard Roll Sandcastle Craft you will need blue and brown cardstock, brown acrylic paint, a toilet paper size cardboard roll, brown and white markers, scissors, a glue stick, and glue dots or liquid glue.
Cardboard Roll Sandcastle Craft
Cardstock – blue, brown
Brown acrylic paint
Markers – brown, white
Glue dots or liquid glue
Begin with a full sheet of blue cardstock.
Paint the bottom half or so with a brown, sand-colored paint. Let dry.
Cut a rectangle out of the brown cardstock. Decide if you want the middle to be a castle wall or tower. For this one, we made a wall. So you will also need to make battlements, those notches, along the top.
Also draw a simple door with the brown marker.
Glue in the center of the page.
Now cut the toilet paper cardboard roll in half lengthwise.
And cut two triangles for the tops of the towers out of the brown cardstock.
Position the triangles on either side of the wall.
Use the glue dots, two along each side, to glue the cardboard roll in place. A strong liquid school glue should work as well, though you’ll probably need to hold in place a few seconds to secure.
Decorate the cardboard roll with windows using the white marker. Add wavy lines above the sandcastle, as well.
So lovely! You could make it even prettier by adding gems or sequins, too. You could even make the sandcastle colorful. We really like how you can get so creative with this craft. We have many more great summer crafts for kids at Our Kid Things, too!