Creative Ways to Use Cookie Cutters #17: Sand Shapes


Another creative way to use a cookie cutter is to make sand shapes. This is a particularly fun activity in the summer, when your kids want to play in the sand at the beach. You can press the cookie cutter into some wet sand, and out comes a beautiful shape.


If the sand is too dry to hold the shape, just pour a bucket of water on the sand, and it will be able to hold its shape better. Run your fingers around the outside of the cookie cutter to get the best result from your cookie cutter shape. Fool simple people into thinking you found a fossil by taking a fish cookie cutter, and after making a fish shape in the sand, add bones by drawing lines with a popsicle stick.


You can add embellishments to a sand castle by using cookie cutters in the shapes of whatever decoration you want. A square cookie cutter might be perfect for windows or the shape of rocks or bricks on your castle. A gate can also be made with a square cookie cutter. Bushes can be formed by a flower cookie cutter, if you can stand it up on its edge. I would get a flat cutting board behind it so that you can press down hard on the cookie cutter to form the bush on its side. Then lift the cutting board away.

For more ideas on what you can make with sand, check out The Wonderful World of Sand and Dirt.

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4 Responses to “Creative Ways to Use Cookie Cutters #17: Sand Shapes”

  1. Hi,

    Oh this is a great idea, Just perfect for a day at the beach, Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great idea! Looks like fun. Good way to reuse something you probably have laying around the house. 🙂

  3. Tina says:

    feels like I need to take a beach holiday soon!!

  4. Sophie Bowns says:

    What a cute idea!

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