Living near the beach is lovely but it does tend to get rather busy on hot days. This weekend we had an early visit there on our way elsewhere to avoid the crowds. We love sea crafts for kids and I’ve been trying to think of some seashell craft ideas that I can do with my toddler, we picked up some seashells and driftwood while we were there and bought them home to make something with later that evening. This is what we came up with!
A couple of weeks back I saw this DIY wall hanging on Tigerlilly Quinn hat I really liked, but I thought it might be fun to use things that we found at the seaside and use some driftwood rather than dowling rod.
We hunted on the beach for shells with holes already in them, harder than it sounds! This is our collection.
He painted the shells and then once the paint had dried I tied the bakers twine around the driftwood an through the holes in the shells. A couple of shells didn’t work as hoped but hey that’s what happens when you scavenge things, they’re natural objects and arguably have been designed for a purpose other than toddler crafts.
And that’s it done! I think it looks pretty cute! I had planned on doing it in subtle glittery colours but when you let a toddler choose you’ve got to expect the bright stuff and actually I think that looks better.
As my son tends to come home with pockets full of shells I’d love to hear about any seashell craft ideas you have. Do you make anything with them or just leave them around to look pretty?
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