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Activities For Kids To Do

Looking for Activities For Your Kids In The Outer Banks?

If you have kids, whether you are visiting the Outer Banks or not, you know you are going to have to entertain them. Whether they are toddlers, pre teen, tweens, teenagers (and even sometimes adults) having things lined up to do can really reduce your stress level as a parent.

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Kids Activity Ideas

There are a lot of ways to keep kids busy. Here at Life On A Sandbar we have a number of things to occupy them including:

  • sand cast
  • sand art
  • braids
  • cornrows
  • henna
  • box braids
  • and more

These all have applications with different age groups which is perfect for grandparents or the modern family who may have children age 3 to 17.

Kids Activities By Age Group

Here is a basic match up of some things you can do for different age categories

  • Baby /girls and boys: beach memory hand cast
  • toddler boys/girls : Sandart
  • Children female pre teen: braids / henna tattoos
  • Teenagers: Female : henna tattoos/ braids

 

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Rainy Day or not we have lots for your kids to do!

Rainy Day or Any Day…Bring Your Kids Here!!!

Other kid activity information

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More things for kids in the OBX

Places for Kids Fun With Things To Do Rainy Day Or Sunny Day: Our Location

Life on a Sandbar in the Outer Banks Offers Del Sol’s Color-Changing Technology!

Enjoy Del Sol Products In The Outer Banks

Del-Sol’s unique color-changing technology that you see in the Outer Banks is called Spectrachrome®. NASA originally discovered this advanced technology for space programs. Now, Del Sol is making this obtainable to everyone! The organic crystals used in Del Sol products, when exposed to sunlight (UV radiation), change color immediately. This one of a kind color changing technology is guaranteed for life! How dramatic the color change depends on the amount of the sun’s UV rays. Even on cloudy days, 80% of the sun’s UV rays still cross through the clouds, so don’t fear, color change is near!

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#Outer #Banks #Del #Sol #store (obx)

It is a one of a kind technology. The OBX sun shines on Del Sol nails, shirts, or bags and the crystals react. This reaction is due to the Spectrachrome technology. Once the crystals react they change color.

Check out the infographic. It is a quick diagram of the technology you see here in the Outer Banks at Life On A Sandbar being used in Del Sol items.

The Perfect Outer Banks Souvenir

Whether the day you first arrive in the Outer Banks or the day you leave you have to have the perfect souvenir. You can go the route of the traditional t-shirt, or keychain. But why not get a Del Sol Outer Banks T-Shirt that changes in the sun. Or how about some Del Sol color changing polish for your fingers. Every time you are in the sun and they change color it is a fantastic reminder of the fun in the sun you had in the Outer Banks. Even in winter, when you are exposed to sunlight, you can get a “warm” feeling as the products change color and remind you of that warm fun summer day at the beach.

Life on a Sandbar offers Del Sol’s Color-Changing Nail Polish Collection.

Take nail art to the next level with Del Sol’s color changing nail polish collection. Why decide on just one color when you can have two! Choose from 23 different color combinations to spice up your manicure. All the Del Sol nail polishes are toluene-free. Who doesn’t love to pamper themselves on their vacation? These Del Sol color-changing nail polishes are fun and exciting for all ages. But how does it change color? Del Sol’s Spectrachrome® Technology, harnesses the UV power of the sun. NASA originally explored the technology for a unique space program and well Del Sol enriched it for all. The Spectrachrome® Technology doesn’t actually “change” the color. The bandwidths that make different colors appear just becomes visible to the human eye.

Out of this world nail colors

Life on a Sandbar in Nags Head and Corolla offers 9 out of this world

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del sol nail polish outer banks

nail color styles including

  • Green Light, Red Light
  • Smoke & Mirrors
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Love Me For Me
  • Green With Envy
  • Glitz and Glam
  • I Believe in Pink
  • Get Your Pink On
  • VIP

One of a Kind Del Sol T-Shirts

Talk about an unforgettable vacation, so how about an unforgettable t-shirt to go with it? Be reminded of your glorious sunny days on the NC beaches with a t-shirt that changes color in the sun! Del Sol apparel is bound to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Del Sol Disney T-Shirts:

How can anyone resist their favorite Disney character while watching them come to life in the blink of an eye with Del Sol’s Spectrachrome® Technology. What a cute gift for all ages ranging from babies to adults! Color changing Disney princesses, Mickey and Minnie’s, and iconic Disney characters from new and old.

Marvel Del Sol T-Shirts:

Bring your beloved Marvel characters to life with a color changing t-shirt. All the iconic superheroes can be worn in style with Del Sol’s color changing technology. It is like watching a comic book come to life right before your eyes when you step outside.

Find something that all ages can love and behold for a lifetime with Del Sol’s iconic apparel and accessories. It will truly be a trip you’ will never forget with a stellar tee to go alongside. Del Sol also offers a wide variety for everyone in the family. Life on a Sandbar is a one-stop-shop for all things Del Sol. Jewelry, key chains, flip-flops, hair accessories, nail polish, swimsuits, and t-shirts, what more could you ask for.

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trip advisor certificate of excellence outer banks—Trusted Source For Del Sol In The Outer Banks

Life on a Sandbar is a recipient of the prestigious Certificate of Excellence Award from Trip Advisor. Our track record speaks for itself.  We love our customers and it shows!

2 places you can get this technology in the Outer Banks From Life On A Sandbar

Nags Head Location For Del Sol Products

Corolla Location For Del Sol Products

Keep Your Outer Banks Family Memories With Sand Art

Use Sand Art to Make Your Baby’s First baby memories outer banksOuter Banks Beach Memories

Babies should learn to love the beach too, but first memories probably won’t be of sand and surf. If you want a keepsake for your little one to remember, come on over to Life on a Sandbar and check out our unique sand art. Your little one can make an art project that will bring joy for years to come.

A Rainy Outer Banks Day? No Problem!

Beach vacationers don’t have control of the weather, and that is why we are more than just a retail store providing what you need for a sunny day at the beach. We also offer fun activities for families indoors for when the weather refuses to cooperate with your vacation plans.

Infants may not have enough hair to get hair wraps and braids yet, but there are plenty of other enjoyable activities. Stepping stones and other forms of sand art are perfect for little ones because the texture of the sand and stones are perfect for tiny hands. The bright colors also attract a child’s attention.

Young Kids and Older Kids Love Arts and Craftssand art for kids outer banks

Even infants can create sand art by pressing their tiny hands into the sand. Hand or footprint art can also be colored with shells and stones, producing a family keepsake that will be enjoyed by all. Babies don’t stay little forever, but those hand or footprints will stay the same with time, making a perfect memory for mom or perhaps grandma.

Whether you need a place to get out of the rain or just want to drop in to create your keepsake, Life on a Sandbar is your Outer Banks destination. And don’t forget to bring the older kids in for hair braids and wraps that can add a touch of style to your coastal getaway.

What About Toddlers..

Entertaining a toddler, even in a town overflowing with fun like the crafts for toddlers in the outer banksOuter Banks can sometimes present a challenge. Bring them to Life on a Sandbar in Nags Head and entertain them for a while. At our toddler friendly environment, your boy or girl can make sand art or wood art creations. Beads, shells, and sounds stimulate their imagination. And most importantly, it keeps those little hands busy doing something constructive.

Dog Art in the Outer Banks?

Maybe the family dog is with you. Dogs love to go places, but not many places will accommodate them. We have things for them to in our Corolla or Nags Head locations. We can braid your pooch’s hair. They can make dog art with their paw. If you want something more elaborate we can take a cast of the dogs paw as a fun reminder of the trip the ENTIRE family made to the Outer Banks

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Don’t take our word for it. We have received the 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence. This is the second year in a row we have received this and we are proud. We are also grateful to the hundreds of families which come back year after year because they, like Trip Advisor, know they can trust us.

Kids Day

Entertain the whole family, girls, boys, toddler, tweens, and teenagers for hours on kids day. Kids day is sponsored by our Nags Head suite mate Kitty Hawk Kites and is a day of fun right next to Life on a Sandbar. Between their activities and ours, you can entertain the whole family.

Our Locations

Nags Head: Next To Kitty Hawk Kites on the 2nd Floor
252-449-9066

Corolla Outdoor Blue Kiosk in front of Lighthouse Bagel in Monterey Plaza (next to the Tomato Patch)
252-453-0809

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Check out some of the fun things the entire family can do at Life on a Sandbar.

Rainy Day Activities for Kids and Toddlers in Corolla

Corolla kids crafts
Corolla kids crafts for a rainy day

Looking for that rainy day activity for your kid or toddler while in Corolla? Weather not cooperating? Life on a Sandbar has lots to keep your children entertained. Here are a few categories of things to keep them busy when they are not on the beaches of Corolla, Duck, Or the Outer Banks.


Rainy Day Kids Activities
Rainy Day Kids Activities

Rainy Day Solution: Corolla Arts Crafts And

Sand Art


One of our favorite activities in our Monterey Plaza Corolla location is our Sand art, rainy day or not. Children or kids of all ages can combine shells, shapes, and add in materials that give each creation a unique look and feel. This gives your children a chance to express creativity and channel their energy into a project, which makes a great souvenir or gift.


Here are some of the different shapes they can make at our Corolla Kiosk:

Dolphin
Cross
Football
Palm Tree
Stepping Stone
Hand print
Flip flop
seahorse
butterfly
fish


For more information call or come visit us at our Corolla location


Corolla location


Corolla Life on a Sandbar (in Monterey Plaza, in the blue kiosk)
807 Ocean Trail ,Corolla, North Carolina 27927
telephone: (252)-453-0809

*look for The Tomato Patch Pizzeria..we are next door

Corolla’s Perfect gift for grandparents from your baby

Corolla baby memory
The perfect Corolla baby memory for the Grandparents.

It’s summer in the Outer Banks and the last thing you are thinking about is a Christmas or holiday gift of your babies hand or foot prints.


A baby hand print or foot print from Corolla’s Life on a Sandbar baby souvenir store offers an easy way to make a heart warming gift.


Using shells and stones your baby (or Toddler) will place their hands in the sand art mold. Once hardened you have captured this Corolla or Outer Banks beach memory forever. This makes a perfect gift for the grandparents for their birthday or Christmas.


Sand Art Fun For Corolla Kids

Corolla Kids Activities
Corolla Kids Activities

Let your Kid’s creativity loose with sand art fun in Corolla. The only limit is your child’s creativity. Whether it’s a rainy day on the Corolla Beaches or you just need a change of pace, Life on a Sandbar can occupy those small hands while they style a sand art creation of their choosing.


Sand Art Pirate For Kids In Corolla
Sand Art Pirate

Sand Art Pirate in Corolla


Here is a very creative kids creation. The pirate symbol is a fun sea theme that many children like to make. One neat thing here is the mouth part of the skull. Notice how this sprite used the shell for the teeth. Very creative.


Sand Art Creation For Kids
Sand Art Creation

So let the fun happen for your kids while in Corolla.


Come visit us at Life on a Sandbar. We have a Corolla location and a Nags Head location:


Corolla Location (Monterey Plaza)
(in the blue kiosk by Tomato Patch Pizzeria)
807 Ocean Trail , Corolla
(252)-453-0809


Nags Head Location
(252) 449-9066

The Ultimate Outer Banks Disney Princess Souvenir

If you love the Disney Princesses you might be surprised to know they make a great Outer Banks souvenir or memory of your experience.


Disney Del Sol Princess Souvenirs
Disney Del Sol Princess Products

Disney Del Sol Products


Life on a Sandbar offers Del Sol Disney Shirts and bags right here in the Outer Bank at our Corolla and Nags Head locations. Del Sol Disney products come to life in the sunlight.


Disney Princess Souvenir


Starting black and white your Ariel Del Sol shirt will magically color in when exposed to the OBX sun! It is like two shirts in one. And Life on a Sandbar is the ONLY Del Sol dealer in the Outer Banks.


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Disney Del Sol Princess Shirts

Disney Souvenirs available in the Outer Banks…..


So amp up your OBX T-shirt souvenir with your favorite Disney Princess.


Call us at one of our 2 locations or come give us a visit:


Corolla Location (in the blue kiosk by Tomato Patch Pizzeria)
807 Ocean Trail ,Corolla, North Carolina
(252)-443-0809


Nags Head Location (in the same shopping center as Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head)
3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC
(252) 449-9066

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
(252)-453-0809

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

Looking for the Perfect Outer Banks Souvenir?

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Souvenirs from the Outer Banks

When in the Outer Banks you probably want a souvenir to remember your experience. You can always go the traditional route. There are OBX T-Shirts, cups, mugs, stickers and everything in between. I won’t even pretend to tell you that I don’t buy this stuff whenever I am in the Outer Banks.

That includes tacky restaurant shirts that I can take home and wear as workout clothes to torture the people around me. Think about it, what could be better for your motivation when you exercise than a picture of a John’s Drive In Shake. Ultimately, my real souvenir from John’s is probably around my waistline.


A Different Outer Banks Souvenir

Why not bring home an unusual spectacular souvenir that most people won’t have. A souvenir that you enjoyed WHILE you were in the Outer Banks. A souvenir you used while you walked the beaches of Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk and Nags Head. Well now you can.


Your Own Outer Banks Braid Creation

Why not get a custom braid style that you can take the OBX beach everyday. Braid styles can be integrated into your current style. You can:

• Choose multiple braid styles like corn rows
• Go with a single braid look
• A Braid with a decorative element like a colored braid
• Choose the position of the braid
• Now Take it Home

Then wear your braid style home! Show your friends back at school and home how much fun you had with a Caribbean braid style on the Corolla, Nags Head and Outer Banks Beaches.


Where to get your Braid Souvenir

If you are in the Corolla Duck area we are at the corner of Albacore and Ocean Trail. Just look for the Blue Kiosk next to the Tomato Patch Pizza Restaurant. Or call 252-453-0809

Corolla Souvenir

 

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braid locations outer banks

Every year many people pile in their car and go to a souvenir shop to get a t-shirt, souvenir mug, or some other novelty. Why not get a special souvenir from our Life on a Sandbar Kiosk near the corner of Albacore and Ocean trial (next to Tomato Patch).


Some of the incredible souvenirs you can get to take back from Corolla are:

Braids (of course)

Sand art

Hair Wraps

Corn rows

Color Changing Del Sol products

Del Sol Disney products

Del Sol Marvel products

Del Sol nail polish

 


 

 Outer Banks Souvenirs and Braids at Life on a Sandbar

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

(252)-453-0809

Corolla Kids Activities

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Kids Activities in Corolla.

Corolla in the Outer Banks offers lots of different things for kids to do.  At Life on a Sandbar in Corolla, there are a number of really fun and interesting ways to entertain children of all ages. Here is a breakdown of some things we offer:


Corolla Baby or Toddler


What better way to remember baby’s first Corolla beach trip than with hand prints immortalized in a sand stepping stone. This sand art project is both fun and makes a great souvenir for the grandparents.

Outer Banks baby memories
Baby Memories in the Outer Banks

Corolla Kids


From Toddlers to bigger kids, sand art offers a way for children to express their creativity. Sand art allows children to add shells and shapes into permanent sand art shapes. This is a great afternoon activity if you are in Corolla.

Corolla sand art for kids
Corolla Kids Activities and Sand art

Corolla Preteen Activities


Corolla Preteens might still enjoy sand art, but one thing Life on a Sandbar can offer that many of them enjoy, is our braids and temporary henna tattoos. Braids are very popular among young girls as a great summer or beach style.

For the boys, why not a non permanent Henna tattoo. This is something fun and unique they can enjoy, but not regret for the rest of their life. There are also Marvel Avenger Products that change color in the sun which is a fun Corolla or Outer Banks beach activity.

Now come bring your children to Life on a Sandbar on 807 Ocean Trail in Corolla. Located in the blue kiosk next to the Tomato Patch Pizzeria