Personalized Sea Shell

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Personalized Sea Shell
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Here's a great way for kids to save their treasures from the beach all in one place! Display the final product on a bookshelf or nightstand in your child's room.

What you'll need

  • Large shell
  • Several small shells
  • Sand dollar or starfish
  • White craft glue
  • Sponge applicator
  • Miniature craft stick
  • Alphabet beads
  • Sand
Helpful Tip:

Depending on the size of your large shell and the child's name, you may need to adjust the size craft stick that you use.

Alphabet beads are available in a variety of colors and sizes at your local craft supply store.

You can use sand from the beach, or purchase sand from the craft store.

How to make it

  1. Squeeze a generous amount of white glue all over the inside of the large shell. Spread the glue with the sponge applicator.

  2. For the large item, such as a starfish or a sand dollar, add glue to the back of the item then find a spot on the shell where the item will be fairly flush and stick it in place.

  3. Add small shells, pebbles, and anything else you like to the remaining area of the large shell.

  4. Cover the entire contents of the large shell with sand. Leave for a couple of hours to dry.

  5. Pipe a line of glue onto the craft stick and glue the alphabet beads in place, spelling out your name. Let dry.

  6. Gently turn the shell over to dump out the excess sand, lightly tapping the shell. Glue the nameplate to the front of the shell and let dry.

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