3 Seashell Crafts that are Perfect for your Kids

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Do your kids collect seashells when you visit the beach, but leave them laying around the house once you return home? We’ve got some super unique ideas on what to do with your children’s new seashell collection that make for awesome decorations around the house, and can even be gifted to friends and family. Also, if you’re on the hunt for picture frames, glue sticks, tape, markers, or other craft supplies, visit us in store at your local Dollarwise!. Today we are going to show you how to turn those boring seashells into beautiful items you’ll cherish forever.

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Seashell Crate Sign

These seashell crate signs are a perfect addition to your family room, front entry way or even your bathroom! They are simple to make and can match any house décor. What could be better than a fun craft that reminds you of your trip to the beach?

Materials:
- Crate
- Paint
- Wooden Letters (L, V & E)
- Sand Dollars
- Glue

Instructions:
1. Find an inexpensive crate and choose a colour of paint that will match your home decor. Cover the crate with paint, and wait 30-60 minutes until fully dry.
2. Optional step: We used paper towel to remove some of the paint to give it a muted, natural look, but feel free to add gloss, or other accessories to give it the look you desire!
3. Paint your wooden letters a colour that is complimentary to your crate colour (in our example, we used white on a sea blue base).
4. Use a sand dollar as the O in LOVE. Glue the sand dollar on the crate.
5. Wait 30-60 minutes until dry, and you have an adorable LOVE sign that will forever remind you of the beach.

Source: https://stayingclosetohome.com/three-sand-dollar-crafts-to-remind-you-of-your-beach-vacation/

Seashell Picture Frame

This is a fun craft you can do with your kids on a rainy day. It’s a simple craft that almost anyone can make, even your little ones. Added plus? Your beach memories are captured inside the picture frame.  First thing to do is to choose and print out the pictures you want featured in your picture frames.

Materials:
- Shells
- Picture frames
- Pictures
- Low-temperature Glue Gun 

 Instructions:
1. Rinse shells with fresh water to remove sand, algae and other residue. Let dry. 
2. Arrange shells on picture frame as desired.
3. With the glue gun, carefully apply glue to bottom of one shell; place shell on frame. Continue until all shells are adhered. 
4. Insert photo into frame.

Source: https://www.canadianliving.com/home-and-garden/diy-and-crafts/article/how-to-make-a-seashell-picture-frame

Seashell Jars

Here is a cute way to store all the sea shells your kids have collected while putting them on display for friends and family to see. Say goodbye to loose seashells all around your house! This may not be the hardest craft to create, but it will be one of the prettiest ones. Line your windows with these jars and watch the sun sparkle trough the jars.

Materials:
- Mason jar
- Ribbon
- Seashells

Instructions:
1. Clean/ rinse out the Mason jar if needed.
2. Fill the Mason jar with as many seashells that can fit (using a wide variety of shells makes for a fun look!)
3. Wrap a ribbon around the neck of the Mason jar to add a nice touch!
4. Decorate as desired.

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