A lovely way to create an art work from seashells collected from a beach holiday.


  • 20 seashells Various shapes, either collected from beach or store bought
  • Paint Or texters


  1. Arrange shells into animal shapes on cardboard. Whale, penguins, turtle or butterfly
  2. Glue down shells with craft glue or a hot glue gun if available, with an adults help. Let dry
  3. Paint animals in desired colours and add eyes and mouth with black texter.
  4. Once dry, add detail by colouring in the background to make a scene to match the animals environment.


We make these each year after a beach holiday and lable the back with the location and date of holiday.
Alternatively, purchase some from your local bargain store and make them year round for a fun craft project

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  • Awww that’s a lovely way to use those mounds of sea shells the little ones come home with! Very creative


  • You can easily make a day of this. A visit to the beach to collect the shells and then sorting them and then making pictures


  • I love the turtles. A very creative way to use shells


  • Oh cool. Kids always come back from the beach with sea shells. Now we have a creative way to use them


  • When I was young, I used to make so many crafts with shells. What a pity I don’t even have one left.


  • Creating art using special discoveries from trips is a wonderful keepsake.


  • A wonderful idea, so fun and looks amazing!


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