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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

trip advisor certificate of excellence outer banksTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

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.

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