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DIY Sand Castle Play Figures

Posted by  ·  May 28, 2014  ·  Last Updated: May 21, 2016

These DIY sand castle play figures are the perfect way to add even more fun to sand castle building! Making them is a great activity and they provide hours of summer fun! Keep busy this summer with these fun crafts and activities for kids!

sand castle wooden embelishments

Everything you need can be found at the craft store. We used wooden doll pegs, popsicle sticks, wooden shapes (for flags and doors), Elmer’s Wood Craft Glue and Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers . DIY Play figures supplies
Get the doll pegs ready to come alive with the Elmer’s Painters !

DIY Play figurines

These Elmer’s Painters  are brilliant for children (and adults)! So easy to use and no mess!

how to make wooden play figurines

We didn’t just stop with friends, we decided to make a dog and cat (see our final picture)!

wooden play figures tutorial

Of course you need a flag! A “welcome” flag that is.  We simply glued a popsicle stick to one of the wooded shapes.  I love that if I had done this project with my boys it would have been a skull and cross bones or a fiery dragon!

wooden flag

For hours of outdoor fun you too will want to make your own beach friends!

sand castle play figures


I am proudly a member of the 2014 Elmer’s Craft it Crew.  A big thank you Elmer’s for sponsoring this tutorial and helping me to provide content here.  I only endorse products and brands that I believe in 100% and use in my day to day life! Elmer’s is one of those brands!

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  1. Friday, September 18th, 2015
    I love your sand castle play figures! Love that the kids can paint and design them. Thanks for sharing! It was featured here: http://www.plushiepatterns.com/sand-castle-figures/
  2. Friday, May 30th, 2014
    so cute!! I love this idea!! Pinned!
  3. virginia hopper
    Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
    What a wonderful family to live in the sand castle or any play house that the children have. So colorful and safe.