Have you returned from vacation with a bucket full of sea shells? Let the kids turn them into a fun Sea Shell Sea Creature Canvas Craft. This post is sponsored by Hefty® Ultra Strong™ trash bags, who helped me clean up our crafty mess.
We recently returned from a fun beach trip. The triplets collected sea shells, and we came back with a bucket full of assorted sea shells. A few years ago, after a similar trip, my daughter used the shells to paint, put wiggly eyes on, and create different sea shell fish and sea creatures. This week, the boys were missing the ocean and the sand one day, and I decided to help them recreate the craft but place them on a canvas as a decor keepsake. As an extra, since we have also been working on chores this summer, they helped clean up the trash with the Hefty® bags that handle all of our crafty, messy needs.
- Sea shells- The shells can any size or shape. Since we are making creatures, any shape shell will work.
- Assorted color paint
- Glitter glue
- Adhesive wiggly eyes
- Small canvas
- ADULT USE ONLY: Hot glue gun and hot glue
Use blue paint to cover the canvas. The child can cover it completely or partially. Let the paint dry thoroughly.
Paint the shells in assorted colors. Let the paint dry completely.
THIS STEP IS FOR ADULTS ONLY. Use the hot glue gun to attach the shells to the canvas.
Adhere the wiggly eyes to the shells.
Apply the glitter glue to the canvas.
Use green paint to make “seaweed.” Use other paints or shells to add more to the canvas, as desired.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hefty® Ultra Strong™ trash bags.
Amanda Kee says
Haha! This is such a cute idea! We don’t live near a beach since were in the middle of the country. We have man made beaches but it’s not the same! However, I was in the Bahama’s earlier this year and I brought home a ton of super tiny shells for my son. They didn’t have anything large and they were just so cute.
I will have to keep this craft in mind when we visit home and head to the beach! This is such a great idea!!
Censie Sawyer says
Oh I love these! WE are going to the beach in the fall. I think we can find some great shells to use for this. I need to remember to save them and come home and do a fun craft like this. Adorable!!
Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says
What a neat idea! My son just threw out a gigantic bucket of seashells that he picked up in Key West. Wish we would’ve made something crafty like this instead. This is absolutely adorable.
Kristi Dominguez says
This is so clever and so cute! What a perfect project as we’re all needing something to keep the kiddos busy in these last few weeks of summer. Loving the use of seashells…just adorable!
liz Cleland says
Running out of ideas for my son this summer. These look like a great project to so now and save for later in the year. Give as gifts to [email protected]!
Karlyn Cruz says
Oh my gosh! This is so nice! I actually just came back from Michaels and bought a bag of seashells even though I do live at the beach. LOL! So funny. I love this! I could also have my son do this since he likes to paint. Thank you for sharing your idea!