Do you collect shells on your tropical vacations? WE DO–every time! I actually have a little seashell obsession, LOL. Well a great way to keep your kids busy this summer is to do some easy seashell crafts for kids. It is a double bonus…your kids stay busy and you use some of those shells that are sitting around!
Easy Seashell Crafts for Kids
I have actually gotten a sore neck from looking down at the sand trying to find shells on the beach. I did a lot of looking for shells when we were in Puerto Vallarta last year. Luck was on my side because I even found a few sand dollars. Woot Woot.
Shells are Fun for All Ages
I love that so many of these seashell crafts for kids work for a wide age range! My kids are spaced out so I need to be able to keep different ages occupied.
Some of these would make great gifts too! Think of Mother's Day and Father's Day coming up.
Crab Fridge Magnets – Red Ted Art
Coral Shell Resin Bangles – The Soccer Mom Blog
Snail Shell Snail Craft – Easy Peasy And Fun
Seashell Ladybug Craft – Still Playing School
Salt Dough Shell Pendants – Red Ted Art
Seashell Peacock – Crafty Morning
DIY Seashell Boats – The Crafting Chicks
Sea Shell Wind Chime – Red Ted Art
Tropical Shell Fish – All Free Kids Crafts
Painted Seashell Craft – Moms And Crafters
Seashell Turtle Craft – Easy Peasy And Fun
Seashell Bird Craft – Alpha Mom
Shell Craft Dollies – Red Ted Art
DIY Seashell Necklaces – Mom And Crafters
Simple Seashell Friends – Glued To My Crafts
Melted Crayon Sea Shells – Fun At Home With Kids
Seashell People – Let's Do Something Crafty
Mermaid Necklaces – Mamapapabubba
Painted Seashells – Fun A Day
Clam Shell Criters – Free Kids Crafts
Where to Get Shells
I know that not everyone has shells they have collected at the beach. There is good news….you can BUY shells for really cheap! I bought some shells last year for a big work party that we needed a LOT of shells for and I was surprised how reasonably priced they were.
Here are some that I found worked great!!
Mixed Beach Seashells are various sizes up to 2 inches. This bag has around 50 shells in it.
Mini Tiny Mixed Natural Seashells is a big bag of tiny seashells that work great for some craft projects.
Mixed White Starfish are an assortment of starfish sizes and they are really nice!
Let me know which one of these crafts is your favorite. I would love to see a picture of your finished project too!