You’re home from the beach with a collection of shells, and now you need something to do with all of them! While we have these adorable seashell creatures on the blog, the kids will love making this school of seashell fish too! They’d look great in a shadowbox frame on your child’s bedroom wall.
Why we love these seashell fish
No trip to the beach this summer? Doesn’t matter! Seashells are readily available at craft stores, but you can also find them at garage sales, thrift stores, and even flea markets. Often times they are sold in big bags, which is how I found most of mine. I always look for them when I’m out at garage sales though! You can easily glue a magnet to the back of them to put on your fridge or add them to a shadowbox to hang on your wall.
We love seashell crafts, we even have one for adults, pretty seashell wine charms! They make great party favors or to have just because.
White craft glue is a little harder because it takes longer to dry and the shells may not stay put, so look for a fast-drying type.
These step by step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this project. Please scroll down to simply print out the instructions!
Lay the shells out first, deciding how you want your fish to look.
Then simply glue them together and add your googly eyes!
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Lots of seashells after your trip to the beach? Here’s a darling craft for the kids to make!
Age Group: Kids Crafts
Project Type: Crafts
Author: Amanda Formaro
Googly eyesvarious sizes
Hot glue gun or instant grab glue
Lay out your shells first, choosing smaller shells for dorsal fins, tail and side fins.
Once you have chosen which shells go with which, go ahead and glue them together.
Glue googly eyes onto your fish.
To display, try adding some blue cellophane to a piece of foam core board and gluing the fish to your faux sea.
This post was originally published on this blog on Jun 15, 2013.
Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. She loves to bake, cook, make kid’s crafts and create decorative items for her home. She is a crafting expert and guru in the kitchen and has appeared online and in print publications many times over the years. She is also the editor for the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip and owner of FunFamilyCrafts.com.
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