Summer is here and we have 25 adorable seashell crafts for kids. This is such a fun activity to keep the kids busy.
Plus, seashells are inexpensive or free if you have been to the beach this summer! If not, grab a bag for $1 at Dollar Tree!
25 seashell crafts for kids
Do you have a pile of shells from your last beach trip? You can do more with them besides putting them in a glass jar on the shelf.
We have a ton of really cute ideas. Here are some great seashell craft ideas you can do with your kids.
These ideas are simple and fun. You won’t find anything complicated here or expensive.
Let’s get started with these decorative seashell craft ideas!
Beat the heat and stay inside with one of these fun activities. The kids will have a blast and so will you!
This craft is PERFECT for lazy summer days and those who have easy access to unlimited shells on the beach. If not, pick up a few at the dollar store for cheap.
This is super cute and a great activity for kids. Everyone can choose a color and make it their own.
This colorful and simple craft is great for kids of all ages! Plus, it is a great craft to teach kids about animals and different colors.
The adorable and colorful sand craft is a great way to use shells from around the house. Kids love to paint and use sand so it is a perfect combination.
Turn a paper plate into a seashell with this fun idea. You can use it to play with or a cute decoration this Summer.
These adorable peacock seashells are precious and so easy to make! The vibrant colors are gorgeous and a fun way to use seashells.
These oyster seashells are a great ocean project to make with your kids. They can learn about oysters and pearls and have a fun while doing so.
Turn a bunch of those shells into cute little tropical fish! Everyone loves fish and this activity will provide lots of fun with painting.
Why not try decorating seashells with melted crayons? This is a great way to use what you have and make this craft so frugal and fun.
Painting sea shells is simple but kids have a blast. Let everyone make their own ocean art that really shows off their creativity.
If your kids love mermaids, they will love these necklaces. This would also be a fun activity for birthday parties and they can take them home as their favor.
Growing crystals on seashells is an awesome STEM activity for kids! They will have a blast and learn while doing so!
These shell people are so easy to make and really fun to play with too. Get creative and make a shell family.
Put all of those seashells from vacation to good use. Make art and let the kids use their imagination.
Make candles from seashells with this fun DIY idea. So clever and fun!
These pendants are perfect for kids or even parents to wear. Everyone can choose a color to personalize their necklace.
These shells make perfect little Crab and Turtle magnets! Perfect for kids that love animals.
Create these amazing keepsakes using just shells and salt dough. This is also a great way to teach kids about fossils.
Turn those old and broken shells into a beautiful necklace for your kids to wear. Give this activity a try to give crushed or broken seashells new life.
If your kids love elephants, they won’t want to miss this craft. Plus, it is so fun and easy to make.
If you live near a beach – this Watercolor Seashell Frame would be a great (and cheap) keepsake frame to make with the kids. Add a picture of the kids or family at the beach and what a treasure!
Kids will love making these adorable crab crafts. It is so simple with shells and pipe cleaners.
If you have an excess of sea shells, try making a fish or several. The googly eyes make this craft so cool.
Capture memories of the seashore and warm vacations by covering a wood box in objects from the beach. This is a great way to use seashells.
As summer turns into winter these mementos will bring back warm memories. Paint sea shells to make them look like clams.
I love all of these fun seashell crafts for kids.
They are budget friendly and easily work for a broad range of kids. Try one of these crafts that are perfect for summer when you have the kids home and need a seashell craft ideas home activity.
Which seashell craft ideas do you plan to try?
Also, try summer paper plate crafts for kids that will keep them busy for days. Even better, they won’t bust the budget.
Try these fun craft activities with shells!
Everyone will love these decorative seashell craft ideas. Make use of all of those sea shells from your beach vacation.
You will have lots of fun all summer long with these easy shell crafts and shell crafts ideas! I love that they all of the ideas are budget friendly and use shell collections you already have.
Choose a seashell craft for one of the easiest crafts activities. These crafts for kids are so easy and fun!
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