I see seashells by the sea… or doesn’t the rhyme go something like that? I forget.. but what I DO know, is that my kids LOVE collecting shells – all the time. They are irresistible, so I thought it would be nice for us to have a Shell Craft Ideas hangout for you and create this sea shell craft video! We love nature crafts for kids and we especially love shell craft ideas!! And of course have a great set of Summer Crafts for Preschoolers too!
First thing to note: before you go shell collecting, please check with your local beach whether it is allowed, as some beeches prohibit it.
Second thing: always wash your shells thoroughly once home and let them dry completely before using them!
Sea Shell Crafts
Drift Wood and Shell Rattles – if you bring some string/ elastics with you to the beach, you can make them WHILST at the beach.. love.
Bead and Sea Shell Mobile – an easy make for young kids. We have two sets hanging in our garden now and whenever i see them I think of our different days to the beach! One with Grandpa and one on a VERY WINDY day!!
Easy Shell Necklaces – these are SO easy to make and great for little hands.
Make some lovely Crab Shell Fridge Magnets ! They are also in my book Red Ted Art – Cute & Easy Crafts for kids – I have the last few copies if you still want one. Email me!
More lovely shell crafts
The Imagination Tree makes lovely Saltdough Shell imprints, fun and fascinating for the kids to make and look super pretty. Lots of learning and developmental opportunities too.
Next Zing Zing Tree shares the simple shell people, that look great fun to make. It doesn’t stop there…
And she also shares, a “shell must” craft – the shell treasure box.
I LOVE these simple shell candles from Hub Pages – there are more ideas on this page too, but I thought the candles where quite original!
Love these Succullent Shell Flower Pots
We have some more planters from Martha Stewart comes up with some pretty looking flower pots. As well as – Or if you have LARGE shells to hand, consider making some Shell Planters. They look wonderful.
We love some shell windchimes or mobiles.
Love the shell place settings (these are to buy, but am sure we can work out how to make them?)!
And things this shell tote bag is beautiful too – perfect for those “holey” shells!
And these shell ornaments would be great for a seaside Christmas!
Last but not least – Seashell poetry – what a wonderful way to capture holiday moments!
Wonderful Painted Seashells. How pretty are these?! Find out more over on Moms and Crafters!
How to paint GALAXY shells by Color Made Happy!
More Cute Seashell Crafts for Kids
Or how about this Seashell Craft Idea for kids: lovely Shell Fish (they make great fridge magnets)
I also ADORE these Shell Dog Ornaments from Etsy!
We love these Seashell Dollies.
Adore how colourful these Seashell Ornaments are… combine your summer finds with colourful buttons to create these!
Collect a BIG STASH of seashells.. then use your wonderful summer finds to create fabulous keepsake Seashell Art!
Another great and easy seashell craft ideas for kids, are these gorgeous Shell Mermaid Necklaces from Mama Papa and Bubba!
Finally, if you are sea shell hunting, how about these handy Seashell Identification Worksheets?
Hope you enjoyed this collection of seashell crafts and shell DIYs and that these will help you cherish your holiday moments!