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Waterproof Beach Bag | Beach Crafts

Waterproof Beach Bag

Total Time Needed: 2-3 Hours

This colorful, rinseable carryall is the perfect beach bag for kids - great for packing up gear, collecting sandy treasures, or toting wet suits and towels.


  • 13-gallon garbage bag
  • Scissors
  • Colored duct tape (we used red and white)
  • Marker or pen
  • Yardstick or measuring tape
  • 4 (2-foot) pieces of white cotton cording


Waterproof Beach Bag - Step 1

1. Turn the garbage bag into a large sheet by cutting along one side seam and the bottom seam. Tape the sheet flat to your workspace and draw a 16- by 30-inch rectangle on it. Cover the rectangle with slightly overlapping strips of red and white tape.

Waterproof Beach Bag - Step 2

2. Cut out the tape rectangle and flip it tape-side down.

Waterproof Beach Bag - Step 3

3. Lay 2 pieces of cording across the rectangle about an inch from one of the shorter ends. Fold that end over the cording and tape it down to make a casing. Repeat this at the opposite end with the other pieces of cording.

Waterproof Beach Bag - Step 4

4. Fold the rectangle in half and tape the sides together to form the bag.

Waterproof Beach Bag - Step 5

5. To make the drawstring, pair up one cord from each casing and knot them together at both ends. Repeat with the remaining 2 cords, then pull one knot at each side to cinch the bag.