This free seashell template is perfect for summer activities for kids or if you are looking at a beach theme with your child!
The printable template can be decorated in so many different ways and it’s simple outline means that it’s perfect for younger kids to use to share a bit of creativity.
Shells are such a popular thing with people of all ages, I think all of us love hunting for pretty ones on the beach and they’re something that instantly remind us of summer and trips down to the sea.
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Seashells are such a popular item with kids, they’re like finding tiny bits of treasure at the beach and if you or your kids have been to the sea recently then I’m sure you’ve spent some time looking for shells too!
The ocean, beach and summer are all popular topics in classrooms and preschools and this printable is perfect for all three. Of course you can also use it at home with your kids and we’ve got lots of seashell craft ideas that you can use get some inspiration.
This template is designed as a basic outline that you can use for easy crafts for kids. You can print as many copies as you like but obviously please don’t edit the PDF or sell it.
Sea Shell Craft Ideas
Templates are great for kids crafts because they’re very much a starting point for ideas and creativity.
I’m sharing a few ideas on how to decorate this paper shell but I’m certain that once you get started you’ll also come up with lots of ideas yourself. I normally find that there’s nothing quite like a rummage through your craft supplies to get the ideas flowing!
Coloring: The absolute easiest and go to activity for decorating has to be coloring and this printable makes a great seashell coloring page. Choose your favourite markers, coloring pencils, crayons or paints for a simple activity.
Shell Suncatcher: Use this template to make our sweet shell suncatcher craft that looks great displayed in windows.
Collage: Collages are a great way for kids to experiment with different materials and textures while getting creative and you can also use it as an excuse to practice scissor skills too. This would be a really nice one to do while actually looking at shells as so many of them have different textures. Cut out different textured material such as corrugated card or sandpaper and use this to decorate your shell. You might also want to print this onto yellow paper to give it a traditional shell colour for it’s background.
Bleeding Tissue Paper: Bleeding tissue paper crafts can be a little bit messy but I think that the effect that they make definitely make the risk worth it! If you haven’t tried making kids crafts with bleeding paper before then check out our post this bleeding tissue paper fall tree to find out how to make it.
More Free Templates for Kids Crafts
Loads of our free templates are perfect for summer and beach themes and with each template I also share some easy ideas that you could use to decorate them.
This ice cream cone template is perfect for summer especially as ice cream is always such a popular topic with kids!
Or why not try our shark template which could be included for an ocean theme too.
Finally when I think about a trip to a beach I definitely think about sandcastles so our sandcastle template is a great one to download.
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