Heading to the beach this summer? If your kids are anything like mine you will come home with buckets of seashells. This simple shell craft is the perfect summer craft after that trip to the beach.
Spread out a variety of seashells for the kids to choose from. You will also need a variety of permanent markers. I love my collection of Sharpie markers (affiliate link).
This is a totally open-ended camp craft. Allow the kids to decorate the shells however they want to. They may do stripes and polka dots, or they may turn those shells into animals and favorite cartoon characters.
We had shells decorated with Minecraft characters, tigers, rainbows, camouflage…all as different and unique as the kids who were decorating them!
I never expected this simple craft would be such a huge hit! In fact, my daughter begged to do it again several times that week. And, if a bit of permanent marker winds up where it shouldn’t, it’s a breeze to clean with this tip to remove permanent marker from little fingers and table tops.
Want to take this craft a bit further? Get out googly eyes for kids to add on, or try adding arms/legs to characters using pipe cleaners and hot glue.
This summer when the kids collect handfuls of white shells you will have the perfect seashell craft to do when you get home.
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- Seashell Fairy House
- TMNT-Inspired Seashell Craft
- Awesome Camp Crafts
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