The Ultimate Guide to Crafting with Seashells

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Crafting with seashells is something quite new to me. I grew up in a steppe area, no real river and I didn’t see the real sea until I was 19 years old. Before that I only new that you could “hear the sea” if you put a seashell to your ear (not really, right? But as a child I loved listening to the sea and kept climbing up high to reach two precious seashells my mother and father brought from their vacation to the Black Sea).
Now that we live by the seaside, I find it is a great opportunity to embrace the gifts of nature and use seashells as crafting material for my own children and in my classrooms.
If you haven’t read yet, I posted 2 articles about seashells: Quest for Seashells  and Sand Play.
To make it easier for you (and for me for future references), I am posting a round-up of seashell craft ideas from fellow bloggers of Kid Blogger Network.
So, here are the things we can make with seashells:
1. Picture and craft frames:
Framed Mermaids from Crafty Moms Share
Seashells frame from Here Come The Girls
Shell picture frame from No Time For Flashcards
2. Sensory trays:
Beach sensory tub from No Time For Flashcards
Ocean sensory tray from The Imagination Tree
Sand play ideas from The Imagination Tree
Rock pool from The Imagination Tree
Ocean sensory play from Creative Playhouse
Summer sensory activities from Rockabye Butterfly
3. Math and Alphabet activities with shells:
Letter and number review from Rockabye Butterfly
Symmetrical patterns from The Imagination Tree
Alphabet shells from The Imagination Tree
Shell memory game from No Time For Flashcards
4. Play dough with shells and Sand play dough ideas:
Sand play dough from Creative Playhouse
Sand casts from Mama.Papa.Bubba
Pirate Island Play Dough from The Imagination Tree
Salt dough shell fossils from The Imagination Tree
Clay and shells craft from Local Fun For Kids
5. Discovery bottles and jars
Ocean discovery bottle from The Imagination Tree
Beach in a jar from Mama Miss
7. Seashell painting:
Painting seashells from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Rainbow seashells from The Educators’ Spin On It
8. More craft and ideas with seashells:
Crafty Moms Share:
Beach playmat
Beach inspired nature art
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Mermaid treasure box
Busy Kids Happy Mom:
Seashells Christmas Ornament
Shell wreath tutorial
Crystal’s Tiny Treasures:
Seashells necklace
The Pleasant Thing:
Seashells activities
Using your seashells
Do you craft with seashells? Do you have more original ideas for craft and play that involves seashells? Please leave a comment and a link, if you have one!
This post is a part of the Ultimate Guide To 50 Craft Materials hosted by Craftulate. To check for more exciting guides from other bloggers, please visit the landing page!

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