Pool Party Crafts for Kids

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Pool Party Crafts for Kids
Pool parties are a favourite for celebrating summertime birthdays. (splash image by Dave from Fotolia.com)

The main event during a pool party may be swimming, but it's nice for the kids to have other activities to do as well to keep the party going. Try these beach-themed craft activities to keep the kids having fun even when they aren't splashing around in the pool and to set the mood for a great party.

Underwater Invitations

Write out the invitations on blue card stock with the edges cut out in a wave pattern. Put a few sea-creature sponge capsules into a resealable plastic bag with the invitation. Have the guests bring their invitations with them to the party, and fill them with warm water and seal the bag, removing the invitation card first. The children can watch their sponge animals grow throughout the day.

Beach Totes

Decorate beach totes. Start with plain canvas tote bags, and decorate them with fabric paint and glitter. Cut out sponges in the shape of starfish, seahorses, fish and other beach items, and use them to stamp images onto the tote bags. The kids can take home their towels and party favours in the bags at the end of the party. Do this activity early enough in the party that the totes will be dry when the kids go home.

Seashell Necklaces

String seashells on fishing line to make shell necklaces and bracelets. Provide jewellery clasps that you tie on each end and beads to add to the jewellery pieces. Make sure to buy seashell beads, or shells with pre-drilled holes, for stringing.


Buy several pairs of plain, inexpensive flip-flops. Provide fun foam, glue, glitter, fabric paint, beads and other assorted art and craft supplies for the kids to decorate their own pair of sandals to take home with them.

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