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Summer craft: Beachside Baby Pool

Summer craft: Beachside Baby Pool

Total Time Needed: 30 Minutes or less

Ages: 9 months and up

Headed to the shore? To keep young beach bums out of the sun and safely entertained (and supervised) near your beach chair, try this made-in-the-shade suggestion.


  • Small inflatable wading pool
  • Umbrella
  • Toys


Set a small inflatable wading pool under an umbrella and fill it with toys and ocean water. Little ones will still get the full beach experience -- in wave-free miniature -- and older siblings can busy themselves fetching buckets of brine.