Salt Dough Sea Shell Turtles

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How to make Salt Dough Sea Shell Turtles with a group this summer!! We love working with both Salt Dough and sea shells. Combined they are just perfect!

I love it when readers send in their Red Ted Art Kids Crafts – it is so fun to see your version of some of our classic makes! The lovely Keri from Miss B & Ivor did just that with these wonderful rainbow shell turtles!

Collection of salt dough and sea shell turtle craft for kids to make at group
First shared in August 2019

I ADORE that she took our favourite Sea Shell Fridge Magnet turtles and Crabs and turned them into these fanatsic Salt Dough Turtles. Combining our Sea Shell Fridge Magnets with our Salt Dough Turtles. And making it classroom friendly!

Collection of salt dough and sea shell turtle craft for kids to make at group

Don’t they look great?

Collection of salt dough and sea shell turtle craft for kids to make at group

Similarly.. you may love our Sea Glass Turtles:

Materials for Salt Dough Sea Shell Turtles

Making colored salt dough is easy and fun!
  • Homemade Salt Dough ( you can COLOUR it beofre using or paint it afterwards like Miss B did here)
  • Sea Shells
  • Paints
  • Magnets
  • Hot glue gun (adults to help with this)

How to make Salt Dough Sea Shell Turtles

For salt dough you only need flour, salt and water. We have a great step by step Homemade Salt Dough post for you to check out here. As mentioned you can colour it before moulding or paint it afterwards!

Let the kids make their fabulous Salt Dough Turtles. Add the shells to the back. To make the right shape for them. But you will glue them on later.

Let try fully.

Paint the the turtles.

Glue on your sea shells and fridge magnets with a hot glue gun (adult supervision)

Collection of salt dough and sea shell turtle craft for kids to make at group

FINISHED!! Aren’t they fabulous?

Collection of salt dough and sea shell turtle craft for kids to make at group
Collection of salt dough and sea shell turtle craft for kids to make at group

A big thank you for sharing your fantsic craft with us Miss B! Do hop over to their Instagram Account for lots more fantastic inspiration.

Why not have a go at our Salt Dough Sea Shell Pendants?

salt sough sea shell pendants

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