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Kids Activities

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When visitors to Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Or Nags head bring their children to the Outer Banks Of North Carolina, the need to provide things for them to do becomes a factor. Finding kids activities for the rainy or cloudy day is the difference between sitting in the beach rental in misery or enjoying time doing other things besides the beach. Entertaining children of any age can often be a challenge on vacation. Even in a place as robust as the OBX with history, activities, food, and amusements.. Kids can get bored. They have a natural need to be more active than adults and as parents we need to have activities for our kids lined up.

If you don’t keep them busy they will keep you busy

So what are some things you can do with your children. Well I could go over the usual things like:

  • Visit the sand dunes
  • Drive bumper boats
  • Visit the Aquarium
  • Go see the wild horses
  • Go to the outlets
  • Visit the lighthouse
  • Watch television
  • Search for souvenirs

These are all great but why not do something with arts and crafts to keep them busy but without the mess of doing it in the rental.

Things to do: Sand art

Some of the things you can do and at our Life on the Sanborn store in the outer banks are create sand art sculptures. These Sand crafts include various shapes, shells, and other artistic items that become a permanent souvenir of the outer banks.

A Break For The Parents

It also gives the parents a break since the kids are able to use their hands and do something to focus their energy which can be a real blessing for mom and dad. Figure on about 30 minutes to an hour and a half to create a beautiful sand sculpture made with real Outer Banks sand that you can take home as Memento of your outer banks location.

Kids activities for a rainy day

Heaven forbid it’s a cloudy or rainy day in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For parents a feeling of real fear comes over you as you realize you have kids with nothing to do. Come to our store right across from Jockeys Ridge in Nagshead. Our store allows children of all ages and even adults to create send souvenirs or sand art with different shapes. Shapes like a school or a shell or mermaid or all possible things that you can form into something permanent. They also can be a great holiday gift from the kids to Grandma and Grandpa.

Braids For Kids and Tattoos

Also addition to that your girls are teenage girls can have their hair braided or have hair wraps or colored braids put into their hair. This to takes a little time but is also a nice activity in the sense it does take a lot of time and has been very popular with young people. On top of that you can also get a temporary tattoo which could be a lot of fun for kids. I

Things For Kids To Do

So just to reiterate what you can do with kids on a rainy day in the Outer Banks at Life On A Sandbar

  • Sand art
  • Braids
  • Hair wraps
  • Temporary tattoos or henna tattoos

Outer Banks Location

here is our location in the Outer Banks for Kids Activities and Things to do.

Kid activities and offerings

sand art pictures

kids activities

Outer Banks Braids Directory

Looking for the best place to get braids. Check out our directory of

Outer Banks Braid Directory
Outer Banks Braids Article Directory

Outer Banks Braid articles. The articles feature some basic information about everything from single braids, to multi braid corn rows. The articles also show pics of the many styles you can choose from whether you are visiting the Duck or Corolla location or the Nags Head Kitty Hawk locale.

Braid Services in Corolla or Duck


Looking to get your hair braided in Corolla or Duck? Here is some basic information to keep in mind

Corolla Braids

Sideways Braid Styles in the Outer Banks

Outer Banks Braid Article Directory
Outer Banks Braid Articles


Come check out this alternative braiding style.

Sideways Braid Styles in the Outer Banks

Hair Wraps in the Outer Banks


Hair wraps are a popular option for braids.

Outer Banks Hair Wraps

Obx Braid Tips


Here are some simple braiding tips for you while you are visiting OBX

Styling With Braids

Tips For Braids in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Basic Outer Banks Braid Information


These articles cover a nice sampling of some of braid hair styles we encountered in the Outer Banks at our Corolla store, as well as our Nags Head Location.

Braids: Outer Banks Style!
Popular Outer Banks Braid Styles
Braids In The Outer Banks
Braids OBX
Braids: A fun way to spend an afternoon in the Outer Banks

Braid Styling Locations


Corolla (in the blue kiosk next to the pizza restaurant)
807 Ocean Trail ,Corolla, North Carolina

Nags head (next to Kitty Hawk Kites near Jockey’s Ridge)
3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC
(252) 449-9066

Braids: Outer Banks Style!

Braid Styles Outer Banks
Braid Styles in the Outer Banks

Here are 2 Outer Banks visitors that added their own touch to braids and extensions. These two visitors to Life on a Sandbar’s Nags Head Braiding location have a hair braid that is underneath their current style.

Braids with 3 Colors of Beads

This allows them to keep their current hair style yet still add some new (braiding) touches to it. The braid extension also allows some color coordination. Both ladies opted for 3 different colors of beads.


Very Sturdy for the Active Lifestyle

Another huge advantage of this style of braid is that it is perfect for the active person. Whether you are visiting one of the beaches in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills or Kitty Hawk or beyond, this braid can last a long time


In fact this could be one of your most lasting Outer Banks memories, both in photographs and for the time you take it home. Some of these braids can last up to a year! You also have the option to remove it if you want to much sooner, without it impacting your current style.

Multiple Braiding Styles Are Offered At Both Locations

Nags Head (252) 449-9066

Corolla (252)-453-0809

Sideways Braid Styles in the Outer Banks


braids obx outer banksSideways Braids in the Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX)

What are Sideways Braids

Braids really allow you to express your creativity. The different variations of braid styles allow people of all ages to have fun and express their individuality. One style that has become very popular is the sideways braid

The sideways braid is a hybrid of the cornrow style, except it is designed to work with other styles instead of being the dominant hair style. It also can be done in a myriad of ways.

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The new trend in Braids

The sideways braid has been very popular here in the Outer Banks. In both the Corolla and Nags head Life on a Sandbar Braiding locations, you see this style quite often. Both younger girls and teenage girls choose this as their braiding selection, both on their Obx visit and when they go home.

Care and time for braids to last

If cared for properly, sideways braid styles can last up to 3 weeks. For the best way to care for this, and other styles of braids come visit one of the two Life on a Sandbar braiding locations in the Outer Banks:

Corolla Hair Braids by Life on a Sandbar (in the blue kiosk next to the pizza restaurant)

807 Ocean Trail ,Corolla, North Carolina
phone: (252)-453-0809

Kill Devil Hills/Nags head/ Kitty Hawk Hair Braiding by Life on a Sandbar (next to Kitty Hawk Kites near Jockey’s Ridge)

3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC
phone:(252) 449-9066

Tips For Braids in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

 Untangle your hair

One of the best things you can do before getting your hair braided at

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one of the Outer Banks Braid Stores is to make sure your hair is detangled. Focus on full detangling. That means make sure you work from the root to the end of the hair. Focus on removing any knots.

What If My Hair is tangled on my braid visit?

One drawback of having tangled hair when braiding is potential damage to the hair. Braiding tangled hair could lead to breaking or splitting. Braids on healthy detangled hair will look better and last longer.

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Looking to braid on your Outer Banks or Nags Head visit?

If you are looking to have braids in your hair consider a visit to Life on a Sandbar. Not just can we braid your hair for you but we can answer your questions. Contact us if you want to know the best things you can do before braids.


Where to get braids (locations)

Life on a Sandbar has 2 Outer Banks locations

Corolla Hair Braids (in the blue kiosk)

807 Ocean Trail ,Corolla, North Carolina 27927
Phone: (252)-453-0809


Nags head Hair Braids (next to Kitty Hawk Kites)

3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959

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