How to make a miniature beach scene

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17 June 2022
Learn how to make a beach landscape as part of our miniature beach series in this quick and simple tutorial by Candy Chappill...

For an authentic beach scene, why not add a miniature bucket and spade next to some sandcastles?! 

DIY miniature beach scene tutorial

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You will need

  • Plastic tray
  • MDF
  • Instant grab adhesive
  • Wooden batons
  • Rigid plastic
  • Saw
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Stone effect spray paint
  • Casting resin
  • Blue colourant


1. Glue your plastic tray to a piece of MDF – this is to create a nice flat base to work from.

Sand and water step 1

This project originally featured in the October 2015 issue of Dolls House & Miniature Scene. Pick up a digital copy of the magazine, or subscribe for year-round inspiration straight to your door or digital device! 

2. Cut and glue some wooden batons, attaching to your MDF. When dry, use double-sided tape to attach a piece of rigid plastic sloping from the batons into the tray.

Sea and sand step 2

3. Once everything is dry. Spray the plastic sheet with some stone effect spray paint (you may need to apply two coats) and allow to dry.

Sea and sand step 3

4. To create lapping waves, mix together some casting resin with blue colourant and pour into your tray.

Sea and sand step 4

Don't miss the next part of our miniature beach series, where you can make some miniature inflatable rubber rings to float in the sea. In the meantime, why not make a collection of miniature palm trees for an iconic beach look?!

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